Webster cleared to play

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Nebraska incoming guard Tai Webster, a former member of New Zealand's national team, has been deemed eligible to play by the NCAA.

LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska incoming guard Tai Webster, a former member of New Zealand's national team, has been deemed eligible to play by the NCAA.

At 18-years old, Webster hits Nebraska's campus with plenty of expectations - both from fans and the coaching staff. Webster is likely to be asked to learn both the point guard and shooting guard position. "They're expecting me to take the reins," Webster told Stuff.co.nz, when asked about the point guard spot. I'd like to see myself become a point guard...But wherever the team needs me to be, I'll be."

For the last year, Webster has played for the Waikato Pistons, a professional team in the New Zealand Professional League.

Playing point guard out his team's necessity, he averaged 18.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game.

"It was definitely good for me to play point for the Pistons. It was good to play against men, instead of playing against boys. It was a good learning experience," he told the New Zealand website.

He also stated how excited he is for the opportunity.

"I've been waiting my whole life for this.

"I just want to play my hardest and whatever happens, happens. It's going to be a big year for me but I'll have to earn everything I get."

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Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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