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Nebraska Guard Nana Akenten Announces Transfer

Nebraska guard Nana Akenten takes a jumper.

LINCOLN, NE - JANUARY 17: Nana Akenten #25 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers shoots over Gabe Brown #13 of the Michigan State Spartans at Pinnacle Bank Arena on January 17, 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Fred Hoiberg is going to have plenty of room to work with at Nebraska. Another roster spot is opening up, with the transfer of Nana Akenten.

The sophomore guard announced his transfer this afternoon. He spent two years in Lincoln.

Akenten played in 28 games for Tim Miles and the Huskers this season. He averaged 4.3 points and 2.5 rebounds off the bench.

His season came to an early end, though, as he was suspended indefinitely due to what Miles called a violation of team rules. He missed the team's final six contests.

This afternoon, Nana Akenten announced his transfer from Nebraska. It doesn't sound like he's leaving the door open for a return.

His statement, put out via Twitter:

Akenten is the second player to announce his transfer from the program since the coaching change. He joins Huskers starting guard Thomas Allen, who will head to North Carolina State.

Forward Isaiah Roby is also a potential departure, as he is testing out the NBA Draft. He is eligible to return, and would be a huge asset to Hoiberg's first team.

If Roby leaves however, with the two transfers, Hoiberg will have six open scholarship slots. That gives him flexibility to work with, but also could mean a lean first roster for him.