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    Nebrasketballer got a reaction from mwm89 in 2022 F Isaac Traudt GI   
    If I was going to visit Ohio St, I would want to do it in the fall too, so I could get a sideline seat to a football game. They play Oregon at home on September 11. That would be an awesome game to see.
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    Nebrasketballer got a reaction from thrasher31 in 2022 F Isaac Traudt GI   
    If I was going to visit Ohio St, I would want to do it in the fall too, so I could get a sideline seat to a football game. They play Oregon at home on September 11. That would be an awesome game to see.
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to LK1 in When are recruiting services...   
    going to start counting transfers in their calculations?
     
    Isn't it kind of absurd at this point to not count them as part of a recruiting class?  They often get recruited harder than high school kids and, most of the time, have a more immediate impact.  How are they any different in calculation than a JUCO?
     
    Odd.  
     
     
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to 49r in Top 25 Husker Recruits in the 24/7 Era   
    Don't really know where to put this but I guess this thread is as good as any...ESPN released their final Top-100 for the 2021 class today:
    http://www.espn.com/college-sports/basketball/recruiting/playerrankings
     
    They have Bryce at #24 (4*) and Wilhelm at #75 (4*)
     
    According to ESPN we have moved up to the 13th best class in the country (our ranking doesn't factor in Wilcher and Edwards, naturally). Link requires ESPN+
    https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/insider/story/_/id/31256464/2021-men-college-basketball-recruiting-class-rankings-chet-holmgren-boosts-gonzaga-no-2
     
     
    13. Nebraska Cornhuskers
    Previous ranking: 16 
    This may be the best recruiting class in Nebraska history. The focal point is Bryce McGowens, a versatile 6-6 guard who had initially committed to Florida State but is now joining the Huskers. Older brother Trey McGowens transferred in from Pittsburgh the year prior. Fred Hoiberg has another ESPN 100 product in the class as well in Wilhelm Breidenbach, a skilled frontcourt player who hopes to follow the same trajectory on which Hoiberg guided Georges Niang at Iowa State. Together, they become the first ESPN 100 tandem to commit to Nebraska since 2015. Hoiberg rounded out the group with center Oleg Kojenetsand shooting guard Keisei Tominaga.
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to Norm Peterson in Top 25 Husker Recruits in the 24/7 Era   
    I feel it's pretty safe to assume that CJ and Keon are the only 4-year-eligible transfers in program history.
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to kldm64 in 2021-2022 expectations   
    That would be a very solid starting lineup.  The only 2 that I think are guaranteed to be starting are the McGowen brothers.  The other 3 spots are still up for grabs but could see it shaking out with the line-up you have listed.
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to 49r in Keon Edwards is N   
    That's the most exciting part.  Even without CJ and Keon factored in the ranking for our '21 class is pretty damn good.
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to Vinny in Keon Edwards is N   
    So what you’re saying, just to be very clear, is that our class is very highly ranked, but that ranking doesn’t include two high-quality 4 star players. 
     
    That’s neat-o!
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to Norm Peterson in 2021-2022 expectations   
    Two more takeaways from the Washut appearance on Gary Sharpe's show that @Nebrasketballer linked above:
     
    1. Traudt using an official to come to Nebraska in June is a sign that we're not an afterthought. Hoiberg is personally handling this recruitment and calling him 3 times/week. He only has a limited number of officials to use and the fact that he's using one of them for us suggests that we're still in it.
     
    2. Keisei is more than just a shooter. Good passer, good court vision, very active on both ends of the floor. Very pesky defender. BUT he got his 3-point shot blocked twice in the game Robin watched, and so there might be some question whether he'll be able to reliably get it off against Big Ten level defenders.
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to Norm Peterson in 2021-2022 expectations   
    Bryce McGowens is already in Lincoln? AWESOME!
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    Nebrasketballer got a reaction from Norm Peterson in 2021-2022 expectations   
    Robin joins Gary and talks attending National Junior College Championships for basketball and gives his thoughts on a couple of future Huskers, why Keon Edwards is good for this Nebraska roster, Trout and where Nebraska stands in his recruitment and more!
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to LK1 in 2021-2022 expectations   
    This is how I see it as well.  I think Keon, CJ, and Bryce will have a nice rotation at the 2-3 for us with Trey, Banton, and maybe Bryce rotating at the 1.  
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    Nebrasketballer got a reaction from Hooper in 2021-2022 expectations   
    I’m not sure if any of this is in response to me, but I’ll give a few responses in case it is.
     
    I like both Banton and Lat and think both will be very important pieces of this teams success next season. I think Lat will start at the 4 spot and I think Banton will come off of the bench. 
     
    “If you want to knock [Banton] out of the starting lineup and give his minutes to someone else, you mind explaining who will grab the boards for us?“
     
    Wasn’t Banton already knocked out of the starting lineup at the end of last season? And the offense looked much better when he wasn’t running the PG and when he was coming off of the bench. If Banton was knocked out of the starting lineup last season with the talent level that was on this team, I don’t think that it’s out of line to think that after adding all of the talent Nebraska is adding to the roster this offseason that Banton will continue to come off of the bench.
     
    And I think Banton is very valuable coming off of the bench as the 6th man, because he can effectively come in and play 1, 2, 3, or 4 depending on the flow of each game, but I expect that he will come off of the bench to play the 3 spot most of the time.
     
    To me, Wilcher looks to clearly be a better shooter than Banton and I think he fits the starting 3 spot much better in Hoiberg’s offense. 
     
    I’ve said multiple times that I think the starting lineup that makes most sense to me for Hoiberg’s system is Trey, Bryce, Wilcher, Lat, and Walker. I think that has a great mix of shooting, length, ball handling, and ability to get to the rim on offense, as well as the length and athleticism across the board to basically switch all screens on defense.
     
    I’m not suggesting that I think Edwards will start in place of Lat at the 4 spot (although I don’t think it’s impossible), but rather I was just saying that I thought it would be a fun option to switch it up with a small-ball option to have a lineup of Trey, Bryce, Wilcher, Edwards, and Walker and that I think I would also be interested to see what Banton could do at the 5 spot in that small-ball lineup in place of Walker.
     
    I think Lat looked pretty good shooting the ball once Walker came into the lineup for the end of the season. One of the biggest issues for him is poor defense at times that gets him into bad position so he gets into quick foul trouble which takes him off of the floor for extended periods of time, which seems to take him out of rhythm. The good thing about the lineup next season is that this team should have enough other shooters/scorers that they can carry that load when he’s on the bench with foul trouble.
     
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to Norm Peterson in 2021-2022 expectations   
    "Edwards, McGowens and Breidenbach were all ranked in the top 50 nationally in Sports Illustrated's SI99 released in December of 2020."
     
    https://huskers.com/news/2021/4/20/mens-basketball-huskers-continue-to-haul-in-top-15-class.aspx
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    Nebrasketballer got a reaction from Coaches kid in 2021-2022 expectations   
    I’m not sure if any of this is in response to me, but I’ll give a few responses in case it is.
     
    I like both Banton and Lat and think both will be very important pieces of this teams success next season. I think Lat will start at the 4 spot and I think Banton will come off of the bench. 
     
    “If you want to knock [Banton] out of the starting lineup and give his minutes to someone else, you mind explaining who will grab the boards for us?“
     
    Wasn’t Banton already knocked out of the starting lineup at the end of last season? And the offense looked much better when he wasn’t running the PG and when he was coming off of the bench. If Banton was knocked out of the starting lineup last season with the talent level that was on this team, I don’t think that it’s out of line to think that after adding all of the talent Nebraska is adding to the roster this offseason that Banton will continue to come off of the bench.
     
    And I think Banton is very valuable coming off of the bench as the 6th man, because he can effectively come in and play 1, 2, 3, or 4 depending on the flow of each game, but I expect that he will come off of the bench to play the 3 spot most of the time.
     
    To me, Wilcher looks to clearly be a better shooter than Banton and I think he fits the starting 3 spot much better in Hoiberg’s offense. 
     
    I’ve said multiple times that I think the starting lineup that makes most sense to me for Hoiberg’s system is Trey, Bryce, Wilcher, Lat, and Walker. I think that has a great mix of shooting, length, ball handling, and ability to get to the rim on offense, as well as the length and athleticism across the board to basically switch all screens on defense.
     
    I’m not suggesting that I think Edwards will start in place of Lat at the 4 spot (although I don’t think it’s impossible), but rather I was just saying that I thought it would be a fun option to switch it up with a small-ball option to have a lineup of Trey, Bryce, Wilcher, Edwards, and Walker and that I think I would also be interested to see what Banton could do at the 5 spot in that small-ball lineup in place of Walker.
     
    I think Lat looked pretty good shooting the ball once Walker came into the lineup for the end of the season. One of the biggest issues for him is poor defense at times that gets him into bad position so he gets into quick foul trouble which takes him off of the floor for extended periods of time, which seems to take him out of rhythm. The good thing about the lineup next season is that this team should have enough other shooters/scorers that they can carry that load when he’s on the bench with foul trouble.
     
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    Nebrasketballer got a reaction from HuscurAdam in 2021-2022 expectations   
    I agree with you 100%.
     
    An example from just down the interstate:
     
    Christian Bishop was 6’7” 180 lbs coming in as a freshman and he ended up playing not the 4 spot, but the Center position for a team that just made the Sweet16 and was likely to be a preseason all-BigEast player heading into next season, if he hadn’t transferred to Texas.
     
    I think Edwards can absolutely play the 4 in Hoiberg’s offense. He has the skill set that he could move around between the 2, 3, and 4.
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    Nebrasketballer got a reaction from HolyBobpilgrimage in Keon Edwards is N   
    I agree. I’m ok with holding on to 2 open scholarships this season for multiple reasons. 1) Nebraska does still have Webster and Lakes on the roster, they just don’t count against the limit, so it’s not like they are short handed. 2) Nebraska has depth for a legit 10-man rotation of really high level players in 2021-2022. It’s one thing to leave a couple scholarships open, which makes you rely on sub-par players (like under Miles), it’s another thing to leave a couple of scholarships open when you already have such talented depth.
     
    And with the recruiting momentum Hoiberg has right now, Nebraska will be able to use those two scholarships for the 2022 class, along with the 2 scholarships that will likely open up from Walker and Lat, so Nebraska will have 4 available scholarships to string together a second consecutive really solid recruiting class (I believe Trey will use the extra year of eligibility to play another season with Bryce).
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to kldm64 in Emotional high   
    So total number of wins depends on the non-conference schedule which we haven't seen yet.  With the core group we have coming back, I would think we can get to 20 wins and finish in the top half of the conference.
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to Norm Peterson in 2021-2022 expectations   
    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?
     
    A window into answering some of those questions might come from looking at the 4 factors: Shooting; rebounding; turnovers; free throws.
     
    We sucked last year because we were the worst rebounding team in the Big 10. We were second-to-last in free throw percent. And bottom five in shooting and turning the ball over. That's a recipe for futility.
     
    Among the guys who need to make big strides in the off-season, Dalano Banton was the team leader in turnovers. He was also a marginal free throw shooter. And he was bad from beyond the arc, although this was somewhat mitigated by his ability to finish (he shot over 50% from 2-point range.)
     
    Banton was also far and away our best rebounder, corralling nearly 40 more boards than 2nd place Lat Mayen. On a team with better shooters, his deficiency from downtown might be camouflaged. If you want to knock him out of the starting lineup and give his minutes to someone else, you mind explaining who will grab the boards for us?
     
    Speaking of Lat, he wasn't terrible. Some people act like he was gawd-awful. He wasn't. In fact, I thought he looked better and more comfortable as the season progressed. He didn't turn the ball over a ton. He rebounded reasonably well for his position. He made the most 3-pointers of anyone on the team. And he was our #1 freethrow shooter at nearly 80%. If you want to play someone else at the stretch 4 position, you better show me someone who can hit better than 35% from deep and rebound the basketball.
     
    I'm open to discussing freshmen coming in and starting. In fact, I think we'd be nuts not to start our first 5-star recruit ever. But everyone else is going to have to legit beat someone out. And that's actually a good thing. Position battles make the whole team better.
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    Nebrasketballer got a reaction from HuscurAdam in 2021-2022 expectations   
    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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    Nebrasketballer reacted to millerhusker in 2021-2022 expectations   
    But that was, in part, the point of my post. All of this could be said about Lat also. Take away 3 games where he shot it really well behind the arc, and he shot less than 29% from three and about 35% from the field. Do we get the Lat who shot 5-7 from three against Rutgers, or the one who shot 1-6 or worse numerous times over the course of the season? I also think Lat’s rebounding is very replaceable, even with a 4 guard lineup. 
    I think Lat will be in the starting lineup to begin the season but he will have to be more sound on both ends to keep that spot. And that’s a testament to the recruiting we’ve done. 
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to millerhusker in 2021-2022 expectations   
    I feel the same way about Kobe. Have seen a lot of comments implying Kobe should be getting mop up minutes next year if we want to be competitive. Zoom out for a minute and pretend these highlights were of an incoming transfer for next year. A guy coming from a Power 5 conference. He’s small, but has a lightning quick, repeatable release so he has no trouble getting his shot off. Great handles, lateral quickness and knows how to create separation. Shoots it equally well off the catch and the dribble. NBA range, 38% from three and can put it on the floor and make tough, contested mid-range jumpers and floaters. Seems to be a perfect fit in our offensive system. Shoot, this guy’s highlights are just as good, if not better, than any other transfer we’ve gotten under Hoiberg. He also brings a TON of experience. I’ve got to believe a 5th year senior with his production and skillset could see some solid PT next year. 
     
     
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    Nebrasketballer got a reaction from jayschool in 2021-2022 expectations   
    I’m not sure if any of this is in response to me, but I’ll give a few responses in case it is.
     
    I like both Banton and Lat and think both will be very important pieces of this teams success next season. I think Lat will start at the 4 spot and I think Banton will come off of the bench. 
     
    “If you want to knock [Banton] out of the starting lineup and give his minutes to someone else, you mind explaining who will grab the boards for us?“
     
    Wasn’t Banton already knocked out of the starting lineup at the end of last season? And the offense looked much better when he wasn’t running the PG and when he was coming off of the bench. If Banton was knocked out of the starting lineup last season with the talent level that was on this team, I don’t think that it’s out of line to think that after adding all of the talent Nebraska is adding to the roster this offseason that Banton will continue to come off of the bench.
     
    And I think Banton is very valuable coming off of the bench as the 6th man, because he can effectively come in and play 1, 2, 3, or 4 depending on the flow of each game, but I expect that he will come off of the bench to play the 3 spot most of the time.
     
    To me, Wilcher looks to clearly be a better shooter than Banton and I think he fits the starting 3 spot much better in Hoiberg’s offense. 
     
    I’ve said multiple times that I think the starting lineup that makes most sense to me for Hoiberg’s system is Trey, Bryce, Wilcher, Lat, and Walker. I think that has a great mix of shooting, length, ball handling, and ability to get to the rim on offense, as well as the length and athleticism across the board to basically switch all screens on defense.
     
    I’m not suggesting that I think Edwards will start in place of Lat at the 4 spot (although I don’t think it’s impossible), but rather I was just saying that I thought it would be a fun option to switch it up with a small-ball option to have a lineup of Trey, Bryce, Wilcher, Edwards, and Walker and that I think I would also be interested to see what Banton could do at the 5 spot in that small-ball lineup in place of Walker.
     
    I think Lat looked pretty good shooting the ball once Walker came into the lineup for the end of the season. One of the biggest issues for him is poor defense at times that gets him into bad position so he gets into quick foul trouble which takes him off of the floor for extended periods of time, which seems to take him out of rhythm. The good thing about the lineup next season is that this team should have enough other shooters/scorers that they can carry that load when he’s on the bench with foul trouble.
     
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to Norm Peterson in 2021-2022 expectations   
    Wasn't really directing it at anyone consciously. I just saw some recurring comments across a number of threads and gave them some thought. Probably not enough thought. But that's an interesting reply, @Nebrasketballer
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