Texas A&M Basketball is 1-0 on the season, but that win over Northwestern State came without starting big man Josh Nebo. When will Nebo return from injury?
Texas A&M Basketball was able to down Northwestern State in their opener on Wednesday with little trouble, despite both T.J. Starks and Josh Nebo being absent.
Savion Flagg was able to carry the load all across the floor, but that job was likely made a little easier against an opponent lacking any sort of quality.
With less than one week before the eighth-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs come to town, the Aggies would love to be at full health in order to handle one of the best teams in the country. So when exactly will Nebo be back?
To be completely honest, nobody knows. Nebo’s injury is “undisclosed”, and from what was last said about it by head coach Buzz Williams, Nebo has no timetable for return.
Against Northwestern State, four-star freshman Jonathan Aku was able to pick up the slack from Nebo, leading the team with seven rebounds. However, it is worth saying that Nebo is young for a freshman, as he reclassified from the Class of 2020 in order to join the Aggies this season.
Can Aku fill some of the void left by Nebo? Absolutely. Can he produce at the same level as Nebo, especially against a team such as Gonzaga? That is up for debate.
As long as Starks is back for the Gonzaga game, which he likely will be, then the Aggies should be in better shape than they are right now. However, the Aggies will have their hands full against the Bulldogs, and having Nebo, who is a returning starter, back for the game would be huge in improving the Aggies’ chances to pull off a major upset in a statement win at home in the early season.