Nebraska basketball had been hoping to lure Latrell Wrightsell back to the state but the transfer guard is headed elsewhere once again.
It’s hard to blame the Nebraska basketball coaches for losing out on Wrightsell considering who they lost him too. On the other hand, it feels like it’s going to be hard to ever really turn the Nebrasketball program around if it can’t find a way to lure former in-state prospects to come play for the home state team.
Wrightsell announced on Twitter on Sunday that he was headed to the Alabama Crimson Tide. That’s the same Tide team that went deep into the NCAA Tournament this past season. It’s a team that is looking to reload, even if means it’s doing so under one of the embarrassingly cringey head coaches in college basketball in Nate Oats.
If you’re sensing a little extra salt in the wound Wrightsell’s commitment to Alabama caused, you’d be right. I believe that Oats is the kind of man who deserves all the failure that can be handed to a person in life. That the Tide have instead nabbed their second transfer commit of the weekend and third this week is even more frustrating because of their utter buffoon of a coach.
The walking trash bag that is Nate Oats aside, Latrell Wrightsell not picking Nebraska basketball is painful because he was one of the best recruits out there that the Huskers had a legitimate shot of landing at one point.
The guard was all-conference for Cal State Fullerton as he averaged 16.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. And he did that as a true freshman. It’s clear that Nebraska basketball missed the boat on the Omaha Central product out of high school and Hoiberg couldn’t fix that mistake once Alabama and it’s joke of a coach came calling.