Husker basketball coach Tim Miles announced Thursday that Moses Ayegba has signed transfer papers to attend the University of Nebraska.
A native of Kano, Nigeria, Ayegba will graduate from Georgetown with a degree in economics next month and be eligible for the 2014-15 season. “We are excited to have Moses Ayegba join our program,” said Miles. “He provides us a veteran physical presence on the interior and he can affect the game on the defensive end with his rebounding and shot blocking. When building a defense from the inside out you are looking for a player who can protect the rim and be an anchor and we think Moses can do that for us. We also think he has the tools to improve on the offensive end and believe he has a chance to flourish in our system next year.”
Ayegba played in 31 games at Georgetown last season, averaging 1.9 points on 56 percent shooting and 2.8 rebounds per game as the Hoyas went 18-15 and reached the second round of the NIT.
The 6-foot-9, 247-pound center was second on the team with 23 blocked shots while averaging 13.1 minutes per game. His best game of the season was in an overtime loss to Marquette when he had six points, five rebounds and four blocked shots in a career-high 30 minutes. He had five or more rebounds in seven games, including eight against both Butler and High Point and seven at Big East Tournament champion Providence.
During his first three years, including a medical redshirt year at Georgetown, he worked with current Husker assistant coach Kenta Hunter.
Ayegba joins a Nebraska program that went 19-13, reaching the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament. The Huskers return all five starters, including All-Big Ten performers Terran Petteway and Shavon Shields, and a roster that returns 82 percent of its scoring and 86 percent of its rebounding from this past season.