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"We are excited to have Moses Ayegba join our program," Nebraska Coach Tim Miles said in a statement. "He provides us a veteran physical presence on the interior, and he can affect the game on the defensive end with his rebounding and shot blocking. When building a defense from the inside out, you are looking for a player who can protect the rim and be an anchor, and we think Moses can do that for us. We also think he has the tools to improve on the offensive end and believe he has a chance to flourish in our system next year."
Ayegba, who will have one year to play, played in 31 games last season averaging 1.9 points and 2.8 rebounds for the Hoyas.
"I just loved the place," Ayegba told the Lincoln Journal Star. "I loved the coaches and the players, and it seemed like the right fit for me."
A native of Nigeria, Ayegba has ties to current Nebraska coach and former Georgetown assistant Kenya Hunter - who figured to play a key part in his recruitment to Lincoln.
Nebraska returns all five starters from a squad that finished 19-13 last year, en route to a NCAA tournament appearance. Moses is expected to provide depth in the post, something the Huskers could have used more of in 2013-14.
Ayegba picked Nebraska over schools like Indiana, Boston College, Miami, and Long Beach State.
As a prep at Progressive Christian Academy (MD), Ayegba averaged 15 points, 16 rebounds, and 12 blocks per game and was a 3-star prospect (the nation's No. 19 center) in the 2010 recruiting class.