Husker commit Donovan Williams debuts among ESPN’s top 100 basketball recruits

Husker commit Donovan Williams debuts among ESPN’s top 100 basketball recruits
Donovan Williams helped lead Lincoln North Star to the Class A semifinals last season. CHRIS MACHIAN/THE WORLD-HERALD

Lincoln North Star’s Donovan Williams, a Nebraska basketball commit, debuted in the top 100 of ESPN’s recruiting rankings for the 2020 class.

He’s a four-star prospect ranked No. 95 overall and the No. 27 shooting guard. He’s also No. 16 in the Midlands region, which in addition to Nebraska includes players from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Colorado.

The state of Nebraska has produced two basketball prospects in ESPN’s top 100 since those rankings were first produced in 2007: Omaha Central’s Akoy Agau (No. 75 in 2013) and South Sioux City’s Mike Gesell (No. 75 in 2012). Neither signed with the Huskers, though.

Williams, who tore his ACL in an AAU game this month and will undergo surgery April 30, committed to Nebraska in August and met new Husker coach Fred Hoiberg for the first time last week. He was a second-team All-Nebraska selection last season after averaging 21 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game while leading North Star to the Class A semifinals.

The Huskers have signed two ESPN top-100 recruits since 2007: Ed Morrow (No. 53 in 2015) and Glynn Watson (No. 73 in 2015). Watson started 113 games over four seasons as a Husker. Morrow transferred from Nebraska after two seasons.

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