Nebraska Basketball: Program pushing for another in-state player

Nebraska Basketball is on the hunt for another in-state player.

Nebraska Basketball continues to recruit hard in-state. Monday, they extended an offer to 2020 forward Max Murrell. He made the announcement on Twitter earlier in the day.

Murrell is currently not ranked in the 247Sports Composite Rankings. It is interesting to see the variety of offers he has. Some have come from small schools such as Boston University and Indiana state, while Iowa and Nebraska are also on the list. It’s always interesting to see where a player with such a variety of offers ends up going to school.

A native of Omaha, Nebraska, the 6-foot-9 power forward averaged 11.2 points last season for the Millard North Mustangs. He also averaged 6.2 rebounds per game.

It seems as though the new coaching staff recognizes the talent at Millard North. This is the third player from the school to receive an offer from the basketball program. I personally like that, as it gives the fans a chance to watch a player in-state. Having those in-state players could mean more of a connection between those players and the fans. It gives the fans an extra reason to root for the school.

He would give Nebraska Basketball another player who was multi-faceted. Perhaps more simply, he would give them another player who could grab rebounds. That was something the Nebraska Basketball team lacked last year. That won’t probably be a problem this year, as Nebraska has focused on getting players with size and experience. What this means for Murrell is that he probably would not get a ton of playing time in the fall of 2020 should he choose to commit to Nebraska.

It seems as though Coach Hoiberg and his staff have focused on recruiting in-state. Of course, it will be interesting to see how many commitments the program will land, but trying to focus on the state of Nebraska in particular is a great move. Murrell seems like the type of player that could bring a well-rounded game to the table. He would be a nice addition of youth and another building block the program could use to build something exciting for the future.

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Nebraska Basketball is at it again. It seems like they have been recruiting players at a non-stop pace. Hopefully, all of their hard work will pay off in the future. The future looks extremely bright, and this puts Nebraska Basketball in a position to make a noise for years to come

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