Nebraska basketball is set to have a big-time visitor on campus in June. 2022 four-star power forward Isaac Traught is set to visit Lincoln as Nebraska basketball continues to recruit prospects.
In addition to Nebraska, he also holds offers from Michigan State, Creighton, Drake, and Georgetown.
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Measuring in at six-foot-nine, 205 pounds, Traught is very impressive. When I watch his film, a couple of things stand out to me. He is very athletic and agile for his size, and he is able to finish in the paint. This would certainly be beneficial for a team like Nebraska, who has had trouble finishing at the rim more often than not.
He also played very good defense and the highlights that I saw. He was able to challenge his man in the post and come over and block a shot. He would give Nebraska basketball a multi-threat player, and a player who is aggressive on both ends of the floor. That would certainly be an upgrade for them in terms of big men. They already have some players who play like that, most notably Eduardo Andre. However, it would be great if Nebraska basketball could have multiple players like that on the roster.
As noted in a report by Mike Schaefer of 247Sports, Nebraska recruiting guru Mike Saulter indicated that Nebraska assistant coach Matt Abdelmassih kept giving Traudt and his family reasons to visit the Nebraska campus itself. That right there to me is one of the reasons why Abdelmassih is such an important recruiter for Nebraska basketball.
“Nebraska pushed pretty hard for it,” Sautter said. “Initially Isaac wanted to take an unofficial because it’s just an hour and half from home. Nebraska was pretty aggressive and was telling the family why it was important and why it is different.”
I would have loved to have heard the recruiting pitch that Nebraska basketball put forth. With the program that they are building right now, I would feel very comfortable telling a recruit to come to Nebraska. More so than in other years, Nebraska is working hard to put together a good product on the court.
This is made apparent by the fact that Traught is coming to visit. I’ll be interested to see what comes of this visit, and what he has to say about the campus and the program following it. Nebraska basketball is building something special, and getting big names to at least see Lincoln and the campus is very important.