The Nebraska basketball team finally landed their transfer point guard on Monday as Ahron Ulis announced he was heading to Lincoln via Iowa.
Barring one very bad baseball series, the Huskers have been making life pretty difficult for Iowa. That now includes Nebraska basketball nabbing a point guard in Ahron Ulis who started 27 of 32 games this past season for the Hawkeyes.
Ulis announced he was Cornhuskers bound on Monday, not long after an official visit to Lincoln. In getting the commitment, Fred Hoiberg finally landed the kind of player he’s tried and missed on numerous times this offseason.
While Ulis didn’t post eye-popping numbers, he was a very solid player for a Hawkeyes team that made yet another trip to the NCAA Tournament. He averaged 6.1 points, 2.1 assists, and 1.6 rebounds while playing 22.5 minutes per game. His 67 assists were third on the team and while he’s not a dead eye, he did hit 32 percent from beyond the arc.
Nebraska basketball gets its man
As has been the case in most seasons under Fred Hoiberg, the transfer portal has been an important part of the roster building. However, it hasn’t always gone that well with the latest miss being Hunter Sallis.
Sallis took an official visit during the Nebraska football spring game. He also hosted an in-home visit from Hoiberg on Easter Sunday. And yet, the former in-state prospect picked Wake Forest.
It’s possible that Sallis picking the Demon Deacons was for the best though as Hoiberg’s backup plan meant adding a player to the Nebraska basketball roster that won’t have to deal with any learning curve when it comes to the Big Ten.
The commitment of Ulis would also seem to indicate that Hoiberg isn’t close to done adding to his roster. He definitely doesn’t have to be, considering that there are still two roster spots left for the 2023-24 season. One of those does include Keisei Tominaga who Nebraska basketball is hoping will come back and take that spot back.