The Nebraska basketball’s four transfer portal gets who could all be big contributors has them in the top three teams in the entire country.
It’s going to be a long wait before we know just how good the 2023-2024 Nebraska basketball team can be. In fact, it’s going to be a long wait before we even know just what the 2023-2024 Nebraska basketball team will look like.
The departure of Wilhelm Breidenbach opened up another roster spot that Fred Hoiberg and company could still fill with another transfer. But even if they don’t, it turns out that as of right now, the transfer portal class the Huskers put together is among the best in the nation.
The Nebraska basketball team is currently third in the country right now according to On3. The Huskers have an index score of 18, while Wake Forest and Missouri have index scores of 20. Fourth place is North Carolina state with a score of 17.
Nebraska basketball has footprints all over transfer portal teams
One of the most interesting little tidbits about where the Cornhuskers stand among the best transfer teams in the country is that both Wake and Missouri beat them out for players this cycle.
Among the three players the Tigers have brought in is guard John Tonje. The Omaha Central standout was recruited heavily by Hoiberg as a possible replacement to Sam Griesel. Hoiberg didn’t win that derby but managed to get a point guard he wanted in Ahron Ulis.
The Demon Deacons also added a player the Nebraska basketball was going after quite hard in Hunter Sallis. Hoiberg paid the former Omaha highschool forward an Easter Sunday visit and then hosted him during the Nebraska football spring game.
In the end, the battle for that forward also ended in a loss for Nebraska but Hoiberg once again moved onto Plan B and signed Josiah Allick.
At the beginning of the offseason, I said that it was incredibly important for Hoiberg to not just replace what he was losing but improve the roster as a whole. It appears he’s doing just that with this version of the Nebraska basketball team. And it’s not over yet.