Nebraska basketball stages coup as big man from Big Ten rival eyes transfer

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

It's been a while since the Nebraska basketball team made a significant addition in the transfer portal. Lately, the news has been about losing out on targets to teams with seemingly deeper NIL pockets. However, the tide seems to be turning as the Nebrasketball team appears to have secured a substantial player on Tuesday. What's more, they've managed to weaken a Big Ten rival in the process.

Braxton Meah isn't one that has been on the Huskers' radar all that long. In fact, it's likely he's Plan B or Plan C after losing out on higher-priority targets like William Kyle. Kyle picked UCLA over Nebraska. Igor Milicic Jr. picked Tennessee over the Huskers and Baylor. But Braxton Meah appears Lincoln-bound.

Mesh, a former Washington Huskies center who stands 7-foot-1 inches tall took an official visit to Lincoln earlier this week. It appears he likes what he saw.

While Braxton Meah hasn't made his commitment official, there are clear indications that he could be the newest member of the Nebraska basketball roster. One of the most compelling signs is a tweet from Robin Washut, a reliable source in the basketball community. 

The analyst has taken to posting a certain picture of Huskers' head coach Fred Hoiberg on the phone whenever Nebraska gets a transfer player this spring. Not that long ago, Washut did it again.

Nebraska basketball's potential coup: Braxton Meah transfer update

At the moment, the most obvious answer as to who Washut is talking about is Braxton Meah. In fact, at the moment it doesn't feel like there's anyone else it could be. 

Things have quieted down in the transfer portal after landing former Rutgers guard Gavin Griffiths and Utah guard Rollie Worster. And then of course, there was Wisconsin guard Connor Essegian.

Mesh's numbers weren't eye-popping last year. He played in all 32 games but started just 16. However, he has shown the ability to be a weapon near the glass. In 2022-23 when he was a full time starter, he averaged 8.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game.

The Nebraska basketball team, when his commitment is officially announced will hope he can get closer to his numbers from two years ago, when he suits up in Lincoln.