Nebraska Basketball: Eduardo Andre exactly what Huskers need

Nebraska basketball got the big man they have been waiting for.

Nebraska basketball woke up to some good news Tuesday morning. Center Eduardo Andre committed to the program. A member of the class of 2020, he is the 34th overall center in the class, and the seventh overall player from the state of Arizona per the 247Sports Composite Rankings. Measuring in at 6-foot-10, he is a three-star recruit.

In addition to Nebraska, he also held interest from Boston College, Illinois, Northwestern, and San Diego State.

He brings the center that Nebraska basketball has been looking  for. It seemed like they were making a concerted effort to get a center in this recruiting cycle and that’s exactly what they did.

When I look at his highlights, he is a very athletic center. He can drive to the lane, he has a soft touch, and he brings a rebounding presence. Perhaps his best quality in terms of how he fits with Nebraska is that rebounding presence. It was well documented that Nebraska struggled with that last season. Now, Andre should be able to stop the bleeding on the boards.

The 2020 Nebraska basketball recruiting class ranks 73rd nationally and 11th overall in the Big Ten per the 247Sports team rankings. However, I would look at quality of players instead of ranking and quantity in this case.

Lat Mayen and Teddy Allen are already in the fold in addition to Trey McGowens, Kobe King, and Kobe Webster. As a whole, the 2020 Nebraska recruiting class and the transfers that have come with it is extremely solid. They will be the base of the program for the foreseeable future, and unlike last year’s group, I believe it’s a solid base.

I am extremely excited that Andre is coming to Nebraska. He gives the Huskers a reliable center who can move quickly and rebound the basketball. I’m envisioning a player that can run with the guards in Fred Hoiberg’s system. Having a quick-footed center is undoubtedly important. You want a big guy that can run with everybody and get the opportunity to put back second chances.

This was a great commitment for Nebraska basketball. I’m intrigued to see how Andre will be able to fit into the system. With the amount of high-octane players that Nebraska basketball possesses, this basketball team could be a lot of fun in the near future. I envision Andre being a big part of the program, and I can’t wait to see what he brings to the table.

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