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    Nebrasketballer got a reaction from Silverbacked1 in 2021 Transfer SZN   
    The way I look at Tyon Grant-Foster is that right now Nebraska has 2 scholarship players on the roster that won’t count against the scholarship limit, so I think Hoiberg has a little more freedom to take a chance on a player or two like Grant-Foster.
     
    Nebraska already has a pretty solid 9-man rotation for next season and I don’t expect them to bring in anyone elite enough to knock any of these starting 5 out of the starting lineup. And Hoiberg has 2-3 scholarships available to build that up to a legit 10-man rotation.
     
    Starting Lineup:
    1- Trey McGowens (6’4”)
    2- Bryce McGowens (6’6”)
    3- CJ Wilcher (6’5”)
    4- Lat Mayen (6’9”)
    5- Derrick Walker (6’8”)
     
    Bench:
    1- Kobe Webster (6’0”)
    2- Transfer (Tyon Grant-Foster (6’7”))?
    3- Delano Banton (6’9”)
    4- Wilhelm Breidenbach (6’9”)
    5- Eduardo Andre (6’10”)

    I think, at this point, Hoiberg is recruiting for depth to raise the talent level of the bench. If a guy like Grant-Foster ends up developing into a star and working his way into a major role for the 2022-2023 season, then great, but for depth, he could also end up being a much more athletic and better shooting version of Stevenson on this roster and to me that’s ok too.
     
    I also expect another scholarship to officially open up, so I believe that if Nebraska were to bring in Grant-Foster, they will still be able to add 2 more player to the roster over this off season.
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to kldm64 in 2021-2022 expectations   
    I'd be very disappointed if we didn't make the NCAA tournament next year.  Fred has basically flipped the roster 2 years in a row and now we have our top players all returning while adding in key pieces.  And I think the ball movement and team chemistry was much better after Teddy Allen left the team.  The Big 10 is losing a ton of talented players this year so there is no excuse why we shouldn't be able to compete and finish in the top half of the conference with a winning conference record.
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    Nebrasketballer got a reaction from millerhusker in 2021 Transfer SZN   
    The way I look at Tyon Grant-Foster is that right now Nebraska has 2 scholarship players on the roster that won’t count against the scholarship limit, so I think Hoiberg has a little more freedom to take a chance on a player or two like Grant-Foster.
     
    Nebraska already has a pretty solid 9-man rotation for next season and I don’t expect them to bring in anyone elite enough to knock any of these starting 5 out of the starting lineup. And Hoiberg has 2-3 scholarships available to build that up to a legit 10-man rotation.
     
    Starting Lineup:
    1- Trey McGowens (6’4”)
    2- Bryce McGowens (6’6”)
    3- CJ Wilcher (6’5”)
    4- Lat Mayen (6’9”)
    5- Derrick Walker (6’8”)
     
    Bench:
    1- Kobe Webster (6’0”)
    2- Transfer (Tyon Grant-Foster (6’7”))?
    3- Delano Banton (6’9”)
    4- Wilhelm Breidenbach (6’9”)
    5- Eduardo Andre (6’10”)

    I think, at this point, Hoiberg is recruiting for depth to raise the talent level of the bench. If a guy like Grant-Foster ends up developing into a star and working his way into a major role for the 2022-2023 season, then great, but for depth, he could also end up being a much more athletic and better shooting version of Stevenson on this roster and to me that’s ok too.
     
    I also expect another scholarship to officially open up, so I believe that if Nebraska were to bring in Grant-Foster, they will still be able to add 2 more player to the roster over this off season.
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to The Polish Rifle in 2021 Transfer SZN   
    Spot on. High upside, and got minutes at KU. We'd all be through the roof if he was coming here 1 year ago. Last guy we got from KU that averaged less than 3 ppg ended honorable mention All-B1G and had a cup of coffee in the NBA (I won't mention his name haha). Type of gamble you have to make when you're the Nebraska's of CBB. 
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to The Polish Rifle in 2021 Transfer SZN   
    Robin and @hhcmatt lead me here..........
    https://247sports.com/Player/Tyon-Grant-Foster-46093992/
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to The Polish Rifle in 2021 Transfer SZN   
    They're his two latest followers on twitter. You can learn a lot from watching who Robin follows, usually paints a good picture of who we are pursuing. 
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to Norm Peterson in 2021-2022 expectations   
    OK, offered without commentary:
     
    20-21:
     
    Banton-T McGowens-Webster
    T McGowens-Thorbjarnarson-Webster
    Allen-Thorbjarnarson-Stevenson
    Mayen-Stevenson-Lakes
    Walker-Andre-Ouedraogo
     
    21-22
     
    T McGowens-Banton-Webster
    B McGowens-Tominaga
    Wilcher-Banton-T McGowens
    Mayen-Breidenbach-Lakes
    Walker-Andre
     
    Bold denotes player with returning experience
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to basketballjones in The First Domino   
    So disappointing. I had super high hopes for him. Never found his role... I worry that's his problem overall, he just doesn't have a role. Just not good enough at one or two things to showcase him, but good enough at a lot of different things you try to. But it doesn't work. 

    Banton needs to stay. Time for him to develop and grow, not look for the easy way out. It will pay dividends for him to stay. 

    And as much as I appreciate him and what he started to do at the end of the year, I'm totally fine with Thor moving on. It's just time. 
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to imnothipp in 2021 Transfer SZN   
    Robin gave some more clues on who this would be.
    He is in the transfer portal already and should make his decision by Friday (possibly). He also said it was no one that was mentioned in the thread that he was responding to. That eliminates Bolton. 
    Robin also said it could be a high impact guy, if things break his way. 
     
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to Norm Peterson in Seasoned Freshmen   
    Here's what I think about Breidenbach. I don't know if he's good enough to leapfrog Lat Mayen out of the gate. But I believe he is good enough that Lat will have to bring his "A game" in order to start ahead of Wilhelm. And he'll have to continually improve in order to keep that lead. And, if he doesn't, I believe Wilhelm will be good enough to give him a good run for his money.
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    Nebrasketballer got a reaction from roscoe in 2021-2022 expectations   
    I guess what I mean is that I believe Nebraska has the potential to make the NCAA Tournament and that they will be one of the last 1-2 teams from the Big Ten to get in.
     
    My assumption is that the Big Ten will get 7-9 teams in. If that's the case, then I believe Nebraska will finish in the 7-9 range. If the Big Ten is down enough that the conference only gets 6ish teams into the NCAA Tournament, then I believe enough teams would be taking a step back so that Nebraska would be able to finish in the 5-6 range in that scenario. I do not believe that there is much of a chance that the Big Ten will get fewer than 6 teams into the Tournament.
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    Nebrasketballer got a reaction from roscoe in 2021-2022 expectations   
    I believe this team has the potential to finish somewhere between 7-9 in the Big Ten and make the NCAA Tournament.
     
    Should be able to get off to a good start next season and rack up some wins in the nonconference and head into conference play with momentum
     
    -Bringing back the core of major contributors from last season, so this team won't need to spend half the season just learning how to play together
     
    -Derrick Walker won't be suspended for half of the season
     
    -Another year of development for Andre after an impressive freshman season
     
    -Adding the first 5-star in Nebraska basketball history
     
    -Adding multiple shooters to the roster McGowens, Wilcher, Tominaga, Breidenbach
     
    -After coaching changes and players transferring, multiple Big Ten opponents will be in complete rebuilding mode, which should present a good opportunity for Nebraska to move up in the league
     
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to Norm Peterson in 2021-2022 expectations   
    Going into this past season, I had my doubts about whether we'd be improved at all, and I openly questioned why anyone thought we'd be any better in Hoiberg's 2nd season than we were in his first. For a traditional sunshine pumper, I was decidedly gloomy in my forecast.
     
    Some on here tried to rescue me with arguments as to why a virtually-completely overhauled roster in year 2 would be any better than a virtually-completely overhauled roster was in year 1.
     
    We know how that turned out.
     
    I'm going to take a cautiously optimistic approach this time around.
     
    Reasons we were bad before:
     
    Hoiberg Year 1:
    A 17-year-old freshman with stone hands beat out anyone else we had to start at center, and he was backed up by undersized true freshman Kevin Cross; For a team built around "loving the three" we shot less than 32% from beyond the arc as a team and nobody was good enough from a volume perspective to make at least 50 threes on the year; We couldn't rebound for crap (12th in the league); We couldn't hit free-throws (13th in the league); Chemistry was questionable Hoiberg Year 2:
    Walker was suspended for half the season and Andre got COVID and so we had to continue to play an 18-year-old with stone hands at center for half the year; For a team built around "loving the three" we shot just more than 33% from beyond the arc as a team and nobody was good enough from a volume perspective to make at least 50 threes on the year; We still couldn't rebound (last in the league in rebounding margin); Still couldn't hit free-throws (again 13th in the league); Turned the ball over a lot (last in league in assist:turnover ratio); Chemistry was still questionable Reasons we *might* be better in 21-22:
    Eduardo has a lot of upside and Walker ain't bad. Eduardo comes back as a "seasoned" freshman and has the potential to be a future star. Great length, solid athleticism, good hands. And he's only going to get better as he gets older and adds muscle to his frame, which could be as soon as next season; We'll have Walker to start the season; We'll play a non-con that should include more of the usual cupcakes that will teach our players how to win; The recruits we're bringing in should be a substantial upgrade over the players they replace on the roster; We return the core of our top 8 rotation, including basically all of our starters so, for the first time since Hoiberg came here, we'll have some returning experience and won't have to use flash cards to try to remember who's who; On paper, we're bringing in some shooters who should move the needle significantly in terms of our team 3-pt%. I'm guessing an aggregate improvement of maybe 3%, which might not sound like much, but would have been good enough to move us to 6th in the league in 3-pt accuracy this past season, and a virtual dead-heat with 4th and 5th place Wisconsin and Ohio State; The guys who are likely to have the ball in their hands the most when opponents foul are almost certain to be significantly better FT shooters than their counterparts this past season. In fact, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Eduardo Andre's bad FT numbers last year were because: 1) he didn't get a lot of opportunities; and 2) it was a team-wide funk. I've seen this kid shoot FTs. He's a natural 70% FT shooter. And I think that's where he'll be when, as a team, we don't see that team-wide funk.
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to hhcmatt in 2021 Transfer SZN   
    Chambers' mouth, actions, and his won-loss record got him fired 
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    Nebrasketballer got a reaction from BjoeHusker in 2021-2022 expectations   
    I believe this team has the potential to finish somewhere between 7-9 in the Big Ten and make the NCAA Tournament.
     
    Should be able to get off to a good start next season and rack up some wins in the nonconference and head into conference play with momentum
     
    -Bringing back the core of major contributors from last season, so this team won't need to spend half the season just learning how to play together
     
    -Derrick Walker won't be suspended for half of the season
     
    -Another year of development for Andre after an impressive freshman season
     
    -Adding the first 5-star in Nebraska basketball history
     
    -Adding multiple shooters to the roster McGowens, Wilcher, Tominaga, Breidenbach
     
    -After coaching changes and players transferring, multiple Big Ten opponents will be in complete rebuilding mode, which should present a good opportunity for Nebraska to move up in the league
     
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    Nebrasketballer got a reaction from Silverbacked1 in 2021-2022 expectations   
    I believe this team has the potential to finish somewhere between 7-9 in the Big Ten and make the NCAA Tournament.
     
    Should be able to get off to a good start next season and rack up some wins in the nonconference and head into conference play with momentum
     
    -Bringing back the core of major contributors from last season, so this team won't need to spend half the season just learning how to play together
     
    -Derrick Walker won't be suspended for half of the season
     
    -Another year of development for Andre after an impressive freshman season
     
    -Adding the first 5-star in Nebraska basketball history
     
    -Adding multiple shooters to the roster McGowens, Wilcher, Tominaga, Breidenbach
     
    -After coaching changes and players transferring, multiple Big Ten opponents will be in complete rebuilding mode, which should present a good opportunity for Nebraska to move up in the league
     
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to The Polish Rifle in Nate Loenser added as an assistant   
    I think all is well. I would have been fine if Fred didn't make any changes. Also think if you can add an NBA level coach to your bench, and still keep one of your most trusted basketball minds on your staff in some capacity - you take advantage. To your point, Fred is still at the stage where what ever he think is best, should be trusted and respected. 
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to The Polish Rifle in Coaching Carousel 2021   
    He might still need those checks if he wants to buy a house in the bay...(only kinda kidding). I've got family up there, it is absolutely beautiful, Tim will thrive there I'm sure. 
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    Nebrasketballer got a reaction from basketballjones in 2021 C Oleg Kojenets - VC   
    Washut thinks he will redshirt next season, in order to put on some weight and get used to US basketball and more specifically the Big Ten and then be ready to start contributing during the 2022-2023 season.
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to basketballjones in Xavier Pinson -> Mizzou -> LSU   
    I feel like we're the type of school that a player like this doesn't have us in his top 4 unless we're like right there. 

    Like, if someone asks you what your favorite colors are, and you say red, blue, yellow, and Vinaceous, meaning wine-colored, but not all wine, just the reds, you probably really like that color. 
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to The Polish Rifle in Nate Loenser added as an assistant   
    Gotta love the endorsement from an NBA all-star. Beyond being a good coach that Fred trusts, NBA background should play very well with recruits. 
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to LK1 in 2021 Transfer SZN   
    This kid is an insane talent.  I think we'd have the best backcourt in the B1G if he came here.  
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to millerhusker in 2021 Transfer SZN   
    Not getting my hopes up, but I don’t think it’s unreasonable to discuss the possibility. KU, Kentucky and North Carolina wanted Bryce, but we had a connection.
    It’s interesting that the staff has apparently known about a point guard transfer whose name wasn’t in the portal yet. Since Askew went to high school with Wilhelm, it’s not crazy to think they would’ve known he was going to enter the portal before it was made public. Just trying to connect some dots. 
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to Norm Peterson in 2021 Transfer SZN   
    This Devin Askew news is really interesting.
     
    As @49r says, there would probably be bigger-name suiters than us.
     
    But I was just reading on Twitter from a Kentucky sports radio guy that Askew reached out to Louisville and they weren't interested.
     
    T.J. Walker on Twitter: "UofL: Devin Askew personally texted UofL asking for a spot but we're too good for him! Also UofL: Is Rocket Watts a must get? He'd be perfect. https://t.co/097Uggaxnt" / Twitter
     
    So, I mean, stranger things have happened. We got Bryce McGowens for goodness' sake.
     
    And Askew has a close connection to another of our '21 recruits.
     
    I could see this happening.
     
    And, if it does, we'd have potentially an insane backcourt next season.
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    Nebrasketballer reacted to basketballjones in Moos under consideration for Pac 12 Commish   
    I'm not entirely sure where the Moos hate comes from. He's made some GREAT hires that at the time, people were incredibly jacked about. Not his fault (as far as I know) that they haven't succeeded. 

    Only things I have issues with are his handling of the Oklahoma game and I think we kinda came out looking a bit... weird... with all the covid stuff. But who knows. 
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