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"He's a true center who clears out space in the lane, hands out some tough fouls from time to time, and does what he can to protect the rim. Essentially, he's coming to understand -- and this isn't easy for young bigs to do -- how simply being big and playing big can have a huge impact on both ends of the floor.
"Keita is getting more active on the glass, looks more comfortable when he gets the ball, and given his size and the trajectory of his improvement, high-majors are going to start taking serious interest in him."
Hours after pulling off its first Big Ten Conference win of the season at Penn State, Nebraska secured its first commitment of the 2022 class
Blaise Keita , a 6-foot-10, 235-pound forward/center at junior college powerhouse Coffeyville (Kan.) C.C. announced his pledge to the Huskers on Monday morning.
He chose NU over other offers from Baylor, Minnesota, Tennessee, Arizona State, and Oklahoma State.
"Nebraska recruited me for the past five or six months, and I decided to commit today because they showed me it was a great situation there," Keita told HuskerOnline.com.
Actually, I think it's because of Covid. Instead of 3 to play 2, he gets 3 to play 3. Doesn't have to use the redshirt year.If he was academically forced to go the JUCO route, then he has to stay in JUCO 2 years to be eligible. He could use the redshirt year though and that's how you get 3 years at D1.
JUCO 6'10" 2022 C Blaise Keita is "N".
Keita is out of Coffeyville (Kan.) C.C. Nothing wrong with that.
He has a 7'1" wingspan, is physical and . . . wait for it . . . is 27-36 at the FT line this year.
Blaise Keita averaged 12.1 points and 8.1 rebounds and shot 75% from the free-throw line in his first eight games with the team. He’s 6-foot-10 with a 7-1 wingspan, possessing both a shooting range out to 15 feet and a variety of post moves.
He didn’t sign anywhere two years ago because he didn’t academically qualify. Last year, Keita was too old to play high school basketball, so he had an in-residence year at Sunrise, which did a “great job” of developing his talent, Campbell said
Keita’s goal is to be a consistent 3-point shooter by the time he heads to Nebraska in 2022........ have three years of eligibility at NU because this year doesn’t count at the junior college level due to COVID.