Nebraska basketball is going international, specifically to Germany, thanks to former guard Tai Webster.
Webster, who started 83 games for Nebraska in his Huskers career, has signed a contract with the German professional team Fraport Skyliners and will play in Frankfurt, Germany, this year.
Welcome to Frankfurt @Tjawtherula !
— FRAPORT SKYLINERS (@skyliners1999) September 8, 2017
Webster was a four-year player at Nebraska, averaging 8.8 points per game, 3.3 rebounds per game and 71.5 percent from the free throw line in his Huskers career. His best season was also his last season, as he averaged 17 points per game, 5.1 boards per game and dished out 124 assists in 31 games during his senior year.
Webster played in the NBA Summer League with the Golden State Warriors and averaged 2.4 points, 1.2 assists and 11.4 minutes per game. He also participated in the Charlotte Hornets training camp.
In the release, Webster said he doesn’t have any expectations for himself while playing in Frankfurt.
“It is my first season, the first opportunity to present myself as a professional,” Webster said in the release. “I just want to go out, work as hard as I can, and do everything (Skyliners coach Shavon Shields) asks me to win.”
This isn’t Webster’s first time playing over seas, as the former Huskers guard represented New Zealand in the FIBA Olympic Tournament Qualifier in July 2016. He played in all three of New Zealand’s games, and averaged 16.3 points per game and 9.7 rebounds per game as he helped the country reach the semifinals.
“(Coach Shields) said I could develop excellently,” Webster said in the release. “Of course I want to do this and help the team. My biggest strength is probably my pull to the basket. I like to attack the basket and score points against the bigger guys.”