Top transfer target emerges for Nebraska basketball with in-home visit

Andrew Morgan could be either a replacement for Rienk Mast or a nice complement if the Nebraska basketball big man decides to stay.

North Dakota State Bison forward Andrew Morgan (23) attempts a shot
North Dakota State Bison forward Andrew Morgan (23) attempts a shot / Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

As the Nebraska basketball team starts to try its rebuild, it appears there is one big man who is near or at the very top of head coach Fred Hoiberg’s wish list. North Dakota State’s Andrew Morgan hosted Hoiberg for an in-home visit from Hoiberg, according to Robin Washut of On3.

Morgan was the first stop of what is expected to be a busy couple of days as Hoiberg kicks his transfer portal recruiting into high gear. However, just because the Nebraska basketball head coach was in Morgan’s home, it doesn’t mean that this is a sure thing.

The junior center is also a priority target of the Minnesota Golden Gophers and their coaching staff had their own visit with the 6-foot-10 player last week. On the other hand, taking a look at Andrew Morgan’s game, he seems like he’d be a perfect fit for what Nebraska basketball wants to do with its post players.

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A deep look into Morgan’s game shows someone remarkably similar to how Rienk Mast plays. He can rebound (especially on the offensive glass) but he’s not someone who is glued to the basket. This past season Morgan averaged 12.9 points per game and shot 36 percent from beyond the arc.

He’s also someone that can play down low, showing a mobility that may actually be better than Mast. 

It’s clear that Hoiberg has decided this is one of the guys he wants to take over one of the many open Nebraska basketball roster spots.

With some surprise departures from the Huskers’ roster, Hoiberg has more room to work with than he probably thought he would entering the offseason. He likely has even more than he wanted when talking about Jamarques Lawrence and CJ Wilcher leaving.

The next step for Andrew Morgan will be getting him to Lincoln. The Nebraska basketball team is going to have to work fast in that regard. It would seem as though the Huskers would want the big man to come before the dead period that begins on April 4 and runs to April 11.