“The first thing you notice about Yvan is his size and physicality, especially for just turning 17 in March. He gives us an immediate physical presence which was a priority for us. He has unbelievable upside and is someone we think can develop and flourish in our system.” - Coach Fred Hoiberg
Yvan Ouedraogo (pronounced Ivan way-drah-O-go) from Bordeaux, France has signed his National Letter-of-Intent to play basketball for Nebraska.
Nebraska Men’s Basketball Coach Fred Hoiberg announced Monday morning that Yvan Ouedraogo (pronounced Ivan way-drah-O-go) has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to play basketball for the Husker basketball program next season.
This past season, Ouedraogo played in 26 games for Centre Fédéral de Basketball, which is a program in the top amateur league in France. Despite turning 17 in March, he averaged 5.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. Ouedraogo was also selected for the Adidas Next Generation Tournament in the U18 Division, averaging 5.3 points and 4.3 rebounds against some of Europe’s top youth competition, including a nine-point, 10-rebound performance. He has also represented France in international competition, including the 2018 FIBA U16 European Championships, when he averaged 12.7 points and 9.7 rebounds per game.
Nebraska currently has two scholarships remaining for 2019-20 (three if Isaiah Roby stays in the draft)
Nebraska gets the verbal commit from the 230+ lb Stevenson who has made two moves already in his college career due to coaching changes.
“We are excited to add Shamiel to our program. He brings a lot of versatility and physicality to our roster. With his size, strength and wingspan, Shamiel fits in perfectly in our system with his ability to play several positions. He also possesses the toughness and maturity needed to play in the Big Ten.” - Coach Hoiberg
Huskers land 6'8" G/F freshman transfer from Western Kentucky
The lengthy PG from Toronto nearly recorded a triple-double vs Wisconsin last year. Lack of playing time played a factor in the transfer and Banton has 3 years of eligibility left after he sits out this year as a transfer.
Huskers land highly ranked PG as the heir apparent to Glynn Watson
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Mack had verbally committed on Saturday night during his on campus visit. The JUCO All-Region guard at Salt Lake CC was previously a St. John's commit until their recent staff shakeup. Mack originally signed with Stephen F. Austin out of high school for 2017-18 but ended up redshirting. He has 3 years of eligibility remaining.
Quote from HC Fred Hoiberg
We are excited to add Cam to our program,. “He possesses elite quickness and playmaking ability and his skillset will allow us to play an up-tempo style. With the graduation of Glynn Watson Jr., finding a lead guard was a priority for us this spring.”
6'8" Grad Transfer from Seattle U. is one of the best 3pt shooters in Div 1
Nebraska secures the commitment of Kavas on Friday, a week after he had visited campus. The Slovenian native missed most of last year with a combination of shin and ankle injuries. The Huskers currently sit at 3 open scholarships for 2019-20.
Tim Miles era over after seven years, 3rd most wins by a coach in school history
Statement from Coach Tim Miles:
“Thank you to the University of Nebraska for a remarkable journey. It was a great honor to represent this University the past seven years. I am extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish during my tenure, most notably developing relationships with so many fantastic people associated with the Huskers.
“A special thank you and deep gratitude to our players and parents who have been with us and supported us over the years. Thanks to our coaches, legends, alumni and to all of the support staff who interact with our program on a daily basis and made the experience one I will always cherish.
“To the fans, students and supporters who make Pinnacle Bank Arena such an incredible venue, much respect and thank you as well.
“My family will always be cheering for the Huskers and look forward to seeing #Nebrasketball make history in the near future. GBR!”