Nebraska basketball got a late commitment from an unlikely source on Monday, and it’s now official. Thorir Thorbjarnarson has signed and will come to the Huskers from Iceland.
Thorbjarnarson visited Nebraska this weekend and had dinner with head coach Tim Miles on Sunday, the Omaha World-Herald reported. Thorbjarnarson, a 6-foot-5 lefty, will be immediately eligible for the 2017-18 season.
As is common for late additions from Europe, Thorbjarnarson does not have a profile on any major recruiting websites. ESPN’s Jonathan Givony was first to report the news, and had some footage on Thorbjarnarson.
2017 6'6 Icelandic wing Thorir Thorbjanrson committed to Tim Miles at Nebraska. Smart, versatile, creative 2-way guy https://t.co/YaFrdGM5bZ
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) August 7, 2017
Thorbjarnarson is Nebraska’s third commit for 2017, joining Thomas Allen from New Hampshire and Nana Akenten from Illinois. Allen, a 4-star 6-foot-2 shooting guard, is the highest-rated of Nebraska’s commits. The 247Sports Composite ranks him as the No. 20 shooting guard in the country. Akenten, a 6-foot-6 3-star recruit who’s also classified as a shooting guard, is the No. 28 player at his position, according to the 247Sports Composite.