LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska head coach Tim Miles asked for more out of junior Tai Webster this offseason. He got it on Monday against Northern State.
The guard scored 14 points and had six rebounds in the start, shooting 5-for-7 from the field and adding two assists.
Miles said he planned to start upperclassmen in the exhibition. If Webster wasn’t the long-term plan to start at the off-guard spot this season, he might have made it hard on the coach.
“I thought Tai did a really good job. I thought Tai was locked in,” said Miles. “Tai is an elite athlete. His body is so different. Go look at a picture of him as a freshman and compare it to now. He just moves so much better. I was happy to see him get some stuff in transition and make some plays.”
Nebraska knows what they will get out of forward Shavon Shields and wing Andrew White on most nights, but need another scorer. Miles hopes it can be Webster.
“Somebody is going to have to,” said Miles. “We need another weapon. We think Glynn (Webster) can do some things and when you look at Benny (Parker) and Tai, someone really needs to perk up.”
Webster scored 3.9 points and 1.9 rebounds last season.