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      “We are excited to have Kevin join our program. He is a skilled big who brings versatility to our front court with his ability to score both inside and out. We think he is a player who will develop in our up-tempo system.” - Coach Fred Hoiberg

       

      Kevin Cross from Little Rock, Arkansas has signed his National Letter-of-Intent to play basketball for Nebraska.  Cross first popped up on our radar on April 25th as a recruit who would be taking an official visit.  Little was known about Cross at the time as he had no available recruiting profiles. It turns out Cross had blossomed from a 6'6" 215 lb high school junior into a 6'8" 240 lb senior and that Doc Sadler and his Arkansas connections made him one of the few people in Div 1 to notice.  Cross had previously been offered by Sadler at Southern Miss and ultimately it was that prior relationship that led Cross to choose Nebraska over Oklahoma St and TCU.

       

       

      When Cross signed Nebraska had 1 available scholarship left for 2019-20.  You can check out our scholarship matrix here.

       

       

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    I really think he’s going to be a factor for us earlier than later.  I am glad Fred agreed with my assessment he is similar to Niang.  ?

     

    I would not be surprised if he got similar minutes to what Georges received at ISU as a freshmen.  He may benefit from our lack of experienced front court depth.  Talent + opportunity = a chance for a special season for Kevin.  

     

    One could argue Ivan Drago could fit this narrative as well.  I love his upside but I see the word raw connected with his name so I suspect Kevin will be the bigger factor early on.

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    On 6/7/2019 at 10:08 PM, busticket said:

    I am glad Fred agreed with my assessment he is similar to Niang.  ?

     

    It's probably only because, while he was spending all his time massaging egos with the Bulls, he didn't get a chance to scout HS prospect Jeriah Horne... ??

     

    I think Kev definitely has the better skills (vs Yvan) right now. So we'll see what Fred values more... the heft that Drogo brings or the skillset that Cross provides. Who knows, maybe he'll play Stevenson or Kavas at the 5, and Cross/Drogo get limited mins as frosh.

     

    I can't wait until we start seeing this whole puzzle being put together.

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    4 hours ago, Searching 4 Chester Surles said:

    DON'T EAT IT KEV!! IT'S A TRAP!!

     

    Go have a steak and do some curls instead.

     

     

     

    Happy birthday, Kevin!

     

    Now, tell me where you got that shirt or it might be your last! 😉

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