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What B-town mentions plus the league's showing this year will automatically lead to the perception by the pundits that next year will be a "down" one for the Big Ten. Therefore, Nebraska will have to

Same could be said for Thor. We have room. It looks like we'll probably keep a couple spots open. He doesn't count against our total this year anyway. Why on earth would you not want Thor around. Even

People asking lots of questions.   Who's going to play what position? Will the newcomers come in and command a bunch of minutes and starts? At whose expense will the newcomers gain minutes?

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On 4/16/2021 at 9:33 AM, hhcmatt said:

At this point it seems like our primary ball handlers will be from the guys we have on the roster.  To me I don't think the problem here is running the offense; to me it's about pushing the ball up the court and not turning the ball over. Will we be able to do that with the guys we have on the roster?

I have to believe turnovers and perimeter shooting were the two major topics in the postseason meeting with DB.  

I also think that not bringing in a new point guard, thus far, tells us that (1) the coaches have confidence that Trey and DB will continue to improve; and (2) there was nobody available to Nebraska that could operate as effectively as the two aforementioned players. 

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On 4/14/2021 at 9:19 AM, Art Vandalay said:


I agree It absolutely should be a game we can and should win if we are heading in the right direction. CU is in a whole rebuild situation.

 

The expectation should not only be to beat CU, but beat them badly....

At home. Rabid crowd. Wounded opponent. Motivation from getting kicked in the teeth last year. 

Anything less than a 15 point beatdown would be a disappointment IMO.

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Expectation #1:

Nebraska has the talent for a Legit 10-man rotation next season. Not sure if it will shake out that way, but they have accumulated enough depth of talent for it.

 

Starters:

PG- Trey McGowens (6’4”)

Wing- Bryce McGowens (6’6”)

Wing- CJ Wilcher (6’5”)

Wing- Lat Mayen (6’9”)

Center- Derrick Walker (6’8”)

 

2nd String:

PG- Kobe Webster (6’0”)

Wing- Keon Edwards (6’7”)

Wing- Delano Banton (6’9”)

Wing- Wilhelm Breidenbach (6’9”)

Center- Eduardo Andre (6’10”)

 

Developmental Year / Strength and Conditioning / Adjusting to Big Ten level of basketball:

Keisei Tominaga (6’1”)

Oleg Kojenets (7’0”)


Expectation #2:

Nebraska will make the NCAA Tournament. The depth of talent on this team is at that level.

 

Expectation #3:

Nebraska will beat Creighton

 

Expectation #4:

Nebraska will win enough and will look exciting enough doing it, that they will be able to continue the current recruiting momentum in the following recruiting class(es).

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When they were coming out of high school, Trey was listed by Rivals as a PG and the #83 player in the class of 2017.

 

Dalano Banton was listed as a SG and the #80 player in that same class.

 

While Kobe shot better to end the season, I'm not sure he has quite the firepower to stay ahead of Keisei. And Banton kicking to Keisei in the corner could result in a lot of treys.

 

I see that 2nd string looking more like Dalano (or Trey) at point with Keisei at the off-guard and probably Edwards at wing.

 

Still, a strong group of players. Two strong groups.

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6 hours ago, Norm Peterson said:

When they were coming out of high school, Trey was listed by Rivals as a PG and the #83 player in the class of 2017.

 

Dalano Banton was listed as a SG and the #80 player in that same class.

 

While Kobe shot better to end the season, I'm not sure he has quite the firepower to stay ahead of Keisei. And Banton kicking to Keisei in the corner could result in a lot of treys.

 

I see that 2nd string looking more like Dalano (or Trey) at point with Keisei at the off-guard and probably Edwards at wing.

 

Still, a strong group of players. Two strong groups.


I agree as to Keisei and Kobe competing for minutes. Guessing Kobe is the better ball handler and creating his own shot bit KT’s shooting seems elite

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18 hours ago, Nebrasketballer said:

Expectation #1:

Nebraska has the talent for a Legit 10-man rotation next season. Not sure if it will shake out that way, but they have accumulated enough depth of talent for it.

 

Starters:

PG- Trey McGowens (6’4”)

Wing- Bryce McGowens (6’6”)

Wing- CJ Wilcher (6’5”)

Wing- Lat Mayen (6’9”)

Center- Derrick Walker (6’8”)

 

2nd String:

PG- Kobe Webster (6’0”)

Wing- Keon Edwards (6’7”)

Wing- Delano Banton (6’9”)

Wing- Wilhelm Breidenbach (6’9”)

Center- Eduardo Andre (6’10”)

 

Developmental Year / Strength and Conditioning / Adjusting to Big Ten level of basketball:

Keisei Tominaga (6’1”)

Oleg Kojenets (7’0”)


Expectation #2:

Nebraska will make the NCAA Tournament. The depth of talent on this team is at that level.

 

Expectation #3:

Nebraska will beat Creighton

 

Expectation #4:

Nebraska will win enough and will look exciting enough doing it, that they will be able to continue the current recruiting momentum in the following recruiting class(es).

Poor Trevor Lakes

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4 hours ago, jayschool said:

We're saving Trevor for an end-of-game 3-pointer to win in Bloomington and/or West Lafayette, in front of his family.

 

You mean when we're up 85-60 and the end of the bench is in the game and there's still 30 seconds left in the game, but the shot clock is running out, so someone needs to shoot it? That kind of end-of-game 3-pointer? I'm down with that scenario.

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5 hours ago, Donkey said:

Tominaga will be one of the first guys off the bench. His shooting will open up the offense. Tominaga isn’t coming to redshirt. 
 

I don’t see Kobe’s minutes going up. If anything, he may play less with the new talent coming in. 

 

If we're playing the same players essentially the same or similar minutes as they got last year, then we should expect the same or similar results. Y'know, that definition of insanity thing.

 

It's not that I don't like Kobe. I just hope that we've upgraded the talent enough that he only sees the floor in mop-up duty. Or in the event of foul trouble.

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16 hours ago, Art Vandalay said:


I agree as to Keisei and Kobe competing for minutes. Guessing Kobe is the better ball handler and creating his own shot bit KT’s shooting seems elite

 

We have Bryce for that "creating his own shot" role. We need some guys who are money from downtown. Keisei has a quick trigger and is uber accurate. I don't see Kobe's skillset filling a role that would be as useful to us as Keisei's skillset would be.

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2 hours ago, Norm Peterson said:

 

We have Bryce for that "creating his own shot" role. We need some guys who are money from downtown. Keisei has a quick trigger and is uber accurate. I don't see Kobe's skillset filling a role that would be as useful to us as Keisei's skillset would be.

I would agree if Kobe wasn't our best 3 point shooter last year, especially as he can play off ball more now I would be very surprised to see a dramatic reduction in his minutes

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It's exciting to think about Nebraska's ability to get really athletic with some small ball lineups next season.

 

Something like:

1- Trey (6'4")

2- Bryce (6'6")

3- Wilcher (6'5")

4- Edwards (6'7")

5- Walker (6'8")

 

Or maybe:

1- Trey (6'4")

2- Bryce (6'6")

3- Wilcher (6'5")

4- Edwards (6'7")

5- Lat (6'9")

 

Or if Hoiberg really wants to push the pace with 5 capable ball handlers:

1- Trey (6'4")

2- Bryce (6'6")

3- Wilcher (6'5")

4- Edwards (6'7")

5- Banton (6'9")

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49 minutes ago, Nebrasketballer said:

It's exciting to think about Nebraska's ability to get really athletic with some small ball lineups next season.

 

Something like:

1- Trey (6'4")

2- Bryce (6'6")

3- Wilcher (6'5")

4- Edwards (6'7")

5- Walker (6'8")

 

Or maybe:

1- Trey (6'4")

2- Bryce (6'6")

3- Wilcher (6'5")

4- Edwards (6'7")

5- Lat (6'9")

 

Or if Hoiberg really wants to push the pace with 5 capable ball handlers:

1- Trey (6'4")

2- Bryce (6'6")

3- Wilcher (6'5")

4- Edwards (6'7")

5- Banton (6'9")

If Keon is what he appears to be, I think that first lineup would be really hard to keep off the floor. 

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26 minutes ago, millerhusker said:

If Keon is what he appears to be, I think that first lineup would be really hard to keep off the floor. 

Alright, I really like the potential of that lineup. Reminds me of the Clippers. 

 

Point guard (Pat Beverly/Trey McGowens) - Great perimeter defender. Will bring the ball up the court and initiate the offense, but the offense usually doesn't run through him. But, you can't just leave him open, because he shoots the three at a good clip. 

 

Two long, athletic, versatile shot creators who can play multiple positions and can score on all three levels (Kawhi Leonard and Paul George/Bryce McGowens and Keon Edwards).

 

Another wing (Nic Batum/CJ Wilcher) - Very good three point shooter who will stretch the floor and give more space for the creators to go to work. Is also a threat to get to the rim off the dribble if the defense closes out too hard on the kickout. 

 

Center (Ivica Zubac/Derrick Walker) - Enforcer type on defense, good pick n roll guy on offense. Team player. 

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43 minutes ago, millerhusker said:

If Keon is what he appears to be, I think that first lineup would be really hard to keep off the floor. 

 

Not seeing him as a 4 personally.  He was 185lbs last season.  I don't think he'll be more valuable than Lat or Wilhelm at the 4, but I do think he's gonna end up with serious minutes at the 2-3 as a reserve for both CJ and Bryce.  

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