By Tommy Rezac
Sophomore center Jordy Tshimanga will remain a Husker.
Head coach Tim Miles announced Monday evening that Tshimanga will return to the Nebraska men’s basketball team on Tuesday.
“Last week, I discussed some personal issues with Coach Miles,” Tshimanga said in a written statement. “This conversation resulted in me not participating in team activities the last few days, but it allowed me to work on these issues so I can fully focus on academics and basketball at the University of Nebraska.”
Tshimanga had taken a brief leave of absence from the team on Thursday morning for personal reasons. He did not travel with the Huskers to Penn State on Friday, nor was he in the starting lineup against Illinois on Monday.
“We are happy to announce that Jordy will rejoin the team Tuesday,” Miles said in a written statement. “We look forward to getting him back on the court soon.”
Tshimanga started the first 18 games of the 2017-18 season, and has averaged 3.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per game in that stretch.
He met with Coach Miles on Monday afternoon for about two hours.
“During the last few days, I have very much appreciated the support of Coach Miles, the coaching staff, athletic director Bill Moos, and most importantly, my teammates,” Tshimanga said. “It is hard to express how much your support and our relationship is valued by me.”