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2019-2020 B1G Men's Basketball (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by LitlBuck, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    hoiberg doing hoiberg things. nebraska is now a program whose roster adds about 8 new names every off-season.

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  2. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    A coach who adds 8 players in one offseason is exactly what Nebraska needed this year.
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  3. nomatta

    nomatta Senior

    yeah, Hoiberg really was the perfect hire for them.

    they get Cam Mack and he will have already built a very Hoibergian roster.
  4. nomatta

    nomatta Senior

    Cam Mack commits to the Huskers. Explosive 6'4-6'5 lead guard. #2 JUCO recruit in the country (Huskers also getting Jervay Green who is a great shooter and #3 JUCO).

    Mack is one of those rare JUCO recruits that you can probably classify as an instant impact player. He has the physical tools to really make a splash right off the bat, and Hoiberg's time with Monte Morris is a good prep sample of how well he might utilize Mack offensively.

    To be frank, I actually love Nebraska's rotation at guard. Mack, Green, Dachon Burke, Amir Harris, Haanif Cheatham, Matej Kavas.... that's a very nice mix of length, athleticism, experience, scoring. Would not in fact be surprised to see them start 4 guards (with Cheatham or Kavas functioning as the 4) given that's the apparent strength on the roster unless they land a couple major pick ups in the frontcourt. If Hoiberg can figure out a way to get decent rebounding and post play, then they're skipping the rebuild year and headed for a finish in the top half of the conference, I think.

    Nebraska fans are giddy right now.
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  5. NorthCoastKid

    NorthCoastKid Senior

    Bruno Fernando keeping his name in the draft.

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  6. nomatta

    nomatta Senior

    4-star 6'8 PG Dalano Banton transferring from WKY to Nebraska.
  7. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Banton didn't post big stats as a frosh at WKU, but Nebraska needed to add a lot of guys just to use their 13 scholarships.
  8. nomatta

    nomatta Senior

    And they are gonna need to keep adding, because it sounds like Amir Harris, Thor Thor, and Brady Heiman will all be transferring.

    Basically leaving RS frosh Karrington Davis as the only returning guy, unless Roby comes back.
  9. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Yeah, Nebraska is as close as it gets to a complete roster rebuild this offseason. Other than Roby, the other guys leaving makes little difference as they were all scrubs more or less. Hoiberg is the perfect guy to come in at the situation Nebraska is at, because adding a lot of transfers is the only way for them to rebuild quickly.
  10. nomatta

    nomatta Senior

    If Roby's gone then Nebraska won't return a single player that played last season. Karrington Davis was a frosh injury RS and and Dachon Burke sat-out from transfer--that's it, that's the only two guys who were with the team last season. It's going to be a new team, basically.

    I am utterly fascinated to see what Hoiberg does in year one. I really like the guards he is bringing in with Mack and Green, I think Cheatham will do well, Kavas is intriguing as an experienced 6'8 guy who can really shoot, Burke is a quality transfer and will fit well with what Hoiberg wants to do, and I'm sure Hoiberg's not done yet adding guys.

    This is Hoiberg's specialty, throwing a bunch of ingredients together and making prime jello salad, but I do really wonder what it's going to be like where you have basically a whole team of guys who have never played with each other or in the B1G (if Roby leaves) before. It's going to be really interesting to follow.
  11. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Nebraska might be the most intriguing team in the B1G in terms of the possible variance between being bad and good is as extreme and unpredictable as any team.

    I think Purdue is going to be underestimated by a lot of people. Yes, obviously losing Edwards is a big hit, as big as any in college basketball, but at the same time at the end of the year they were legitimately among the top five or six teams, which means they can take a step back or two and still be a top-25 team. There are a lot of talented players there that are coming back and could see a bigger role. They lost a lot of shooting, but Painter always seems to have shooters.
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  12. nomatta

    nomatta Senior

    I agree. Williams, Eastern, Wheeler, Haarms... all these guys looked like they are set to be major contributors. Then you've got Brandon Newman and Mason Gillis coming in, the grad transfer Proctor, development for guys like Hunter and Dowuona. Stefanovic might be ready to set up into a shooter role (41% from 3 last season, his first). I dunno, just after last season where they lost four starters to graduation and still won a very tough B1G, I'm done doubting Painter too much.
  13. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Looks like Hoiberg is wasting no time clearing out Miles recruits from Nebraska. One kid was reportedly told he would have to leave the team in a meeting an hour before he had a final exam.

  14. nomatta

    nomatta Senior

    And then Hoiberg adds transfer Shamiel Stevenson.

    Hoiberg gonna Hoiberg.
  15. nomatta

    nomatta Senior

    Now sounds like Nebraska will be adding French PF Yvan Ouedraogo.

    Talk about a quick overhaul.

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