Husker men’s hoops gets new director of player development

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska men’s basketball has gotten itself a new director of player development.

Coach Fred Hoiberg announced Wednesday that Emmanuel Tommy will be joining the program.

In his role, Tommy will help with the day-to-day operations of the program and assist in creating programming for student-athletes.

“We are pleased to welcome Emmanuel to our basketball staff,” Hoiberg said. “He has experience in both the administrative and coaching sides of basketball and understands what it takes to connect with people, a trait which is essential for this role.”

Tommy is coming to Nebraska from Alabama A&M, where he worked as an assistant coach during the 2021-22 season.

During his time, he helped the team to a 10-8 conference record and helped develop Jalen Johnson, who earned first-team All-SWAC honors in 2022.

Tommy has also spent time in administrative roles at McNeese State and South Alabama.

In 2022, the Huskers ended a miserable season with a 4-16 conference record after losing to Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament.

Despite this, Hoiberg said he is optimistic about the upcoming season.

North Dakota State standout and Lincoln East grad Sam Griesel has joined the team during the offseason.

At a press conference last week, Hoiberg spoke about the Lincoln native’s work ethic and his impact on the team.

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