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      Huskers land 6'6" G/F transfer from Pitt/Nevada

       

       

       

      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

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    The former 3 star and prep school teammate of DeAndre Ayton chose Pittsburgh and coach Kevin Stallings out of high school.  Stevenson was a major contributor his freshman year, starting 13 games and averaging 8.7 ppg while shooting 37.5% from 3 and getting to the line at an impressive rate. (His FTR metric was comparable to James Palmer)

     

    Stevenson stuck on with new coach Jeff Capel but was relegated to the end of the bench, seeing action in only 4 games. Shamiel decided to transfer mid-season and chose Nevada.  With former Wolfpack head coach Eric Mussleman leaving for Arkansas Stevenson decided to move on as well.  Currently he's eligible after the fall semester but will most likely pursue a waiver to become immediately eligible. After this season he should have two years remaining. With his size Stephenson looks to slot in defensively as a PF or Center in Fred Hoiberg's 'positionless' basketball team.

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    His pictures at Hendricks don't make it look like he's fat.  That was kind of the worry.  That he was fat and out of shape and that's why Capel had a problem with him.  That's not what his pictures look like.

     

    This is a guy who can put it on the floor, who can post up, and who can shoot the 3 about as good as any Husker last year was able to shoot the 3.  

     

    I'm really curious to know how much remaining eligibility he has.  But this might be the best pickup so far.

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    13 minutes ago, Norm Peterson said:

    His pictures at Hendricks don't make it look like he's fat.  That was kind of the worry.  That he was fat and out of shape and that's why Capel had a problem with him.  That's not what his pictures look like.

     

    This is a guy who can put it on the floor, who can post up, and who can shoot the 3 about as good as any Husker last year was able to shoot the 3.  

     

    I'm really curious to know how much remaining eligibility he has.  But this might be the best pickup so far.

    2 1/2 years and maybe three with a waiver. The NCAA has been pretty lenient lately. 

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    1 hour ago, hhcmatt said:

    “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

     

    We officially have a system where players fit in perfectly

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    1 hour ago, hhcmatt said:

    Huskers land 6'6" G/F transfer from Pitt/Nevada

     

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    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

     

    The former 3 star and prep school teammate of DeAndre Ayton chose Pittsburgh and coach Kevin Stallings out of high school.  Stevenson was a major contributor his freshman year, starting 13 games and averaging 8.7 ppg while shooting 37.5% from 3 and getting to the line at an impressive rate. (His FTR metric was comparable to James Palmer)

     

    Stevenson stuck on with new coach Jeff Capel but was relegated to the end of the bench, seeing action in only 4 games. Shamiel decided to transfer mid-season and chose Nevada.  With former Wolfpack head coach Eric Mussleman leaving for Arkansas Stevenson decided to move on as well.  Currently he's eligible after the fall semester but will most likely pursue a waiver to become immediately eligible. After this season he should have two years remaining. With his size Stephenson looks to slot in defensively as a PF or Center in Fred Hoiberg's 'positionless' basketball team.

     

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    Anyone know where I can get this jacket Fred is wearing?

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    If you look at that picture of him standing next to Hoiberg, I think he looks as tall as Kevin Cross. Can anyone do a side-by-side comparison?

     

    Edited: I think Cross is slightly taller. Maybe 6-7 to Shamiel's 6-6.

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    1 minute ago, khoock said:

    LJS says he will have 2.5/3 years to play (pending NCAA waiver), is that correct?

     

    I thought he would have 1.5/2 years of eligibility.

     

    He already has 2 1/2 years of eligibility left and will have 3 years if granted a waiver.

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    12 minutes ago, kldm64 said:

     

    He already has 2 1/2 years of eligibility left and will have 3 years if granted a waiver.

    And the likelyhood of the waiver being granted is? Is this a just have to wait and see thing?

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    6 minutes ago, kldm64 said:

     

    He already has 2 1/2 years of eligibility left and will have 3 years if granted a waiver.

     

    I'm REALLY keeping my fingers crossed for a waiver.  To have him from the get go would be HUGE.  Kinda like the Copeland situation.  I want him for any early-season rivalry-type games.  Bigly.

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    19 minutes ago, kldm64 said:

     

    He already has 2 1/2 years of eligibility left and will have 3 years if granted a waiver.

    What makes him eligible to get his sophomore year back? He choose to transfer after already playing in games his sophomore year bc of playing time, not injuries. So isnt his sophomore year of eligibility already exhausted?

     

     

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    When I see this roster I think the ‘96 Kentucky Wildcats of Ron Mercer, Walter McCarty, Antoine Walker etc. 5 “position less” players who can all handle the ball & shoot it from deep. Excited to see who the final few pieces might be, heady times my friends...

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    8 minutes ago, HuskerDaysFan said:

    Where's our 6'9 and taller guys? We need REBOUNDERS!!!!

    The leading rebounder in the big ten this year was 6'6". We need some post depth, but I couldn't care less how tall the player is. Stevenson has the length, strength and athleticism to be a very good rebounder.

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    6 minutes ago, Norm Peterson said:

    I hate to say this -- I really do hate to say this -- but ...

     

    Now that we have Stevenson, and with the other players Hoiberg has brought in, the absolute perfect finishing piece to this roster would be (drumroll) ...

     

    Isaiah Roby.

    In the interview he did with Basnett he said he's watching from the outside seeing what Hoiberg is doing with the roster. 

     

    It's on his mind. I still don't like the chance of him coming back. But it's definitely on his mind

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