Former Nebraska Players Going to Olympics


The 2024 Paris Olympic games are on the doorstep and two former Nebraska basketball players have found out that they will be there. Jack McVeigh and Keisi Tominaga will be representing their home countries when the men’s basketball portion of the Olympic games start on July 27th.

McVeigh who will be representing his native Australia played at Nebraska from 2015-2018 and appeared in 78 games, starting in 15 of those games over the three year span. He averaged 5.3 points per game, shot 34% from behind the arc. The 6’7 tall forward will be playing in his first Olympic games.

The other player, Keisi Tominaga will don the Japanese flag for his second trip to the Olympic games. He was a part of Japan’s 2020 three on three team that went 2-5. This time around he will be a part of the traditional five on five team. During his time at Nebraska he averaged 11.4 points per game and earned the love of the fanbase while exhibiting his love of the game.

Australia will be first up in the Olympics taking on Spain to open up the men’s basketball competition on July 27th while Japan will first play Germany later that day.