Nebraska Basketball Will Be Back
After a tough opening-round loss and some questionable officiating against Baylor, it would be easy for Husker fans to be discouraged in the basketball department. But take one look at the roster and all of a sudden things look much better. The only player of note to graduate is Ray Gallegos. Other than that, the entire group returns.
NU brings back their top 4 scorers, their top 7 rebounders, their top 4 passers, their top 6 players in steals, their top 6 shot blockers, and top pair of three-point shooters and free throw shooters. Virtually all of their production from the past season is set to return.
Big guard Nick Fuller (6'7") will be coming off of a redshirt year. The Huskers won a faceoff with Minnesota to secure his services a year ago. He was considered a 3-star recruit by Rivals.com. Fuller redshirted at his own option, otherwise Miles was leaning toward using the freshman this past year.
Nebraska also has a signed letter of intent from freshman-to-be Jacob Hammond (6'10") of Oklahoma. He had offers from the Sooners, Texas Tech, and TCU and was rated a 3-star recruit by Rivals.com.
Just this past week, they added a commitment from New Jersey point guard Tarin Smith. Smith is also a three-star recruit and had offers from a number of teams including Delaware and St. Joseph's.
So while Huskers can be grateful to Gallegos for contributing at guard over the past few years, there are clearly even brighter days ahead (at least in terms of the roster). This year's tournament outing might have been a forgettable experience, but this group of players may yet become one to remember.