Nebraska Basketball: Next man up? At this point, it’s worth a shot

At this point, anything goes for Nebraska basketball.

I’m not exactly sure if I have ever seen this type of situation before. Two Nebraska football players will be a part of the Nebraska basketball program during the Big Ten tournament.

Quarterback Noah Vedral and offensive tackle Brant Banks have joined the team for the first game of the Big Ten tournament on Wednesday.

This is certainly unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Of course, Nebraska has to make this happen. They are down to only seven players on the entire roster. I’ll be interested to see how this situation plays out. Because there are so few players on the roster, I can almost bet that these two will see some playing time on Wednesday.

According to a report from Michael Bruntz of 247Sports, Vedral was a standout basketball player in high school. He averaged 13.6 points per game as a senior at Yahoo Newman high school. He was also a part of 3C-one state titles

Banks averaged 11.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game as a junior in high school. He did not play basketball during his senior season.

I’ll be interested to see how these to do. Desperate times call for desperate measures. With DeShawn Burke and cam Mack out, Nebraska basketball is going to need everybody to play well. A win on Wednesday would undoubtedly make this season a little bit better. Like I wrote on Monday, I am not expecting a huge run in this tournament. However, I am expecting them to play hard. This is a whole new season for everybody involved. Maybe that will lead to success, maybe it won’t.

In any event, Nebraska basketball now has two new players that they can use at their disposal. It will be interesting to see what type of impact they make if any. Anything can happen in March, and I expect Nebraska basketball to put up a fight tomorrow. Despite being shorthanded, I could see it being a competitive game.

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