On Jan. 12, the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ basketball team is traveling to face Penn State in a Big Ten conference game.
The Huskers’ starting center — sophomore Jordy Tshimanga — decided to stay home for the team’s trip to face the Nittany Lions and according to Steven Sipple of the Lincoln Journal Star, his future with the program altogether is uncertain.
Here’s what Sipple wrote about the update on Tshimanga:
“According to a source, Tshimanga apparently feels frustration about the way his season’s going. The coaching staff is trying to sort out the situation with the player, and his status likely will be determined within a few days, the source said.”
To this point in the season, the 6-foot-11 big from Montreal is averaging 3.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per game while shooting 38 percent from the field and 53 percent from the free throw line. Last year, as a freshman, Tshimanga averaged 5 points per game while shooting 44 percent from the field and 62 percent from the free throw line.
He has also appeared in every Huskers game so far this season. Despite being the team’s starting center, Tshimanga ranks seventh on the team in minutes per game.