Nebraska Basketball: Team eyeing playmaking big with shooting ability

Nebraska basketball is hard at work recruiting.

Nebraska basketball lost out on the skill set of Adama Sanogo on Tuesday. The center committed to UConn, in what was a bit of a surprise. However, according to multiple media reports, Nebraska basketball has now turned its attention on another big man.

Nebraska is set to conduct a virtual interview with Gabe Wiznitzer. Wiznitzer is a six-foot-11 center. He played his high school basketball at Hargrove military Academy, and he is from Jackson, Virginia.

Wiznitzer is a four-star power forward. He is ranked the 25th overall power forward in his class, and the fourth overall player in his class from the state of Virginia per the 247Sports Composite Rankings

He is getting a ton of interest from other big-name schools. In addition to Nebraska, he is also getting looked at by Clemson, Depaul, East Carolina, George Washington, and Iona among others.

When I take a look at his highlights, I see a big man who is able to shoot. He has a nice knockdown jumper that is effective from mid-range. He is very smooth with his release, and he is quite frankly something that Nebraska basketball has not had in quite some time. He would definitely be a great option for the program, and his game seems extremely polished.

Of course, I am bummed out on missing Sanogo. However, Wiznitzer does not seem like a bad second option at all. He can grab rebounds, shoot, and provide a post presence. He seems particularly effective at creating space for himself to shoot. A big man who is multi-skilled would definitely put less pressure on the guards and give the Huskers a reliable option.

Nebraska basketball already has a ton of length and athleticism. However, they do not really have a post weapon. He could provide that for Nebraska, which would certainly be helpful. It seems like the majority of Big Ten teams have a big man that they can rely to for production in the paint. If Nebraska can get one of their own, that would make their roster even more dangerous.

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The way I see it, that is the big piece Nebraska basketball is missing. They already have a ton of guards and scorers who can put the ball in the basket. Now, they just need a post man. It will be interesting to see how this commitment unfolds. Hopefully, this commitment will trend in Nebraska’s direction. This would be a big get for the Nebraska basketball coaching staff as they look to try and remake the roster once again.

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