Nebraska Basketball Transfer Triumph: First commit boosts roster revival

Nebraska Basketball scores big with Andrew Morgan commitment, bolstering roster and sparking optimism.
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The Nebraska basketball team has seemingly turned what was a heck of a bad run, into a rather positive run in the last few days. The Huskers spent the first part of their offseason losing a whopping six players to the transfer portal.

Then the good news started rolling in. First there was the announcement that Juwan Gary and Brice Williams are “running it back” for one more season. And on Monday, the Nebraska basketball team started officially rebuilding the roster.

North Dakota State transfer Andrew Morgan officially committed to Nebraska Basketball. The commitment means that the Huskers have another big man on the roster in what could essentially be considered an upgrade over Blaise Keita.

The 104th ranked player overall in the transfer portal rankings, the Cornhuskers nabbing of Morgan is especially a big deal because as Tim Verghese pointed out, there was a time when Morgan seemed like a lock for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

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The 6-foot-10 junior averaged 12.9 points and 5.0 rebounds per game this season for the Bison. In many ways, his profile is very similar to Rienk Mast in that he can play close to the basket but also can be a weapon out on the perimeter.

Last year, the big man shot 55 percent from the field and 36 percent from beyond the arc. He’s also excelled on the offensive boards, which could be one reason the Nebraska Basketball program decided to target him out of all the bigs in the portal.

The big question now is whether he’ll be someone who can compliment Rienk Mast on the court, or be his direct replacement. The Huskers are still waiting for official word from Mast is joining Gary and Williams for one more year with Nebraska Basketball.