Nebraska Basketball: Huskers appear on the outside looking in for Kerr Kriisa

The Nebraska basketball team is still on the lookout for an impact pickup this off-season. In fact, so far, the Huskers have only lost players to the transfer portal. However, it’s clear that head coach Fred Hoiberg is doing his best to bring in some talent that can help the Huskers next seasoning their quest to get to the postseason since he first arrived in Lincoln.

Among the players that have been targeted by the Nebraska basketball team is a transfer from Arizona who would almost certainly give the Huskers quite a lift, should he join the squad. The problem is that while the Cornhuskers just had Kerr Kriisa in town for the visit, it’s appearing more and more likely that they’re on the outside looking in.

Kriisa, who hails from Tucson, Arizona is going to be heading out of his home region no matter where it appears he’s going to go so that’s not the issue. However, at the moment it appears that West Virginia and Bob Huggins are the team to beat, according to On3. If there’s any solace to that news, it’s that the site doesn’t believe that the Huskers are trailing the mountaineers by much.

There’s also some good news in that it doesn’t appear there is a real consensus on where Kriisa will end up, depending on who you talk to. 247Sports also thinks that the Nebraska basketball team is likely to lose out on the point guard, but that site has Xavier being the team to beat for the transfers’ services.

However, it’s not exactly a good sign that the people who are in the know, think that the Nebraska basketball team is coming in behind the front runners, no matter who the front runners might be.

Kerr Kriisa averaged 9.9 points per game while also dishing out 5.1 assists per contest. After spending the 2022-23 without a true point guard running the offense, it’s not a wonder why Nebraska basketball is hoping to land the former Arizona Wildcat.