Assistant coach Kenya Hunter is leaving Nebraska basketball another assistant job at UConn, the Huskers confirmed Monday.
Hunter wrapped up his fifth season with Nebraska in 2018, and had a reputation as the team’s top recruiter. He’ll join Dan Hurley’s staff at Connecticut.
“Kenya has done an excellent job for Nebraska Basketball,” Nebraska head coach Tim Miles said in a statement. “He was great on the floor and a terrific recruiter. I’m grateful for his five years in our program. I have worked very hard to keep Kenya in Nebraska and have improved his job each year. But, I believe in his mind, it was best for him and his family to make this move at this point in his career. Now, he gets an opportunity to develop a new network and new set of contacts in the Northeast.
“Nebraska captured my heart on my first visit, and it has been a truly amazing place,” Hunter said in the same release. “However, the decision to leave has been a tough one for me and my family. I’ve always embraced new challenges and have been fortunate enough to learn from some of the best coaches in college basketball. This is a challenge and opportunity that I thought I should accept. I want to thank Coach Miles, our coaching staff, players and administration for making this a great place to live for me and my family. I’ve enjoyed being a part of the Nebraska basketball program and wish them continued success.”