Nebraska Basketball adds Wisconsin guard as latest transfer portal commit

The Nebraska basketball team continues to rebuild its roster with Connor Essegian coming over from the Wisconsin Badgers.
Nebraska Basketball adds Wisconsin guard as latest transfer portal commit
Nebraska Basketball adds Wisconsin guard as latest transfer portal commit / Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

The Nebraska basketball team is on a bit of a roll lately. It appears that Fred Hoiberg is going to have his roster rebuilt sooner than anyone realistically could have envisioned if things keep going like this. On Sunday afternoon, the Huskers added another guard to its roster. Oddly enough, it’s the second straight guard they’ve landed from a Big 10 rival.

Connor Essegian pulled the trigger on the commitment to the Nebraska basketball team just a few days after it became all but a sure thing that’s where he was headed. The commitment announcement came just a few hours after he gave the time he was giving his pledge.

Earlier Sunday, Essegian took to X to say he was naming his new school at 3 pm. That he followed that up with a commitment to the Nebraska basketball team was hardly a shock. Both On3 and 247Sports put in predictions for the Cornhuskers to land the former Badgers guard just ahead of his official announcement.

Nebraska Basketball lands another transfer guard from a Big Ten rival

It wasn’t that long ago that people were more than a little nervous over the number of of portal losses the Cornhuskers were suffering. Not long after their first round NCAA Tournament loss, the roster suddenly had six openings.

Over the last few weeks, Hoiberg has started restocking first with a big man in Andrew Morgan. He has since apparently turned his attention to the backcourt. He added former Utah point guard Rollie Worster, then he brought in former Rutgers Scarlet Knights shooting guard Gavin Griffiths.

With Essegian, the Nebraska Basketball team now has four players added from the transfer portal.

Essegian is a bit of a mystery as to what the Huskers are getting. In his freshman season, he was one of the best in the Big Ten. However last year, his playing time and statistics trailed off rather precipitously. 

It’s clear the Nebraska basketball team is hoping a change of scenery can help him get back to where he was in his rookie year in the Big 10.