Nebraska basketball sets unofficial visit from top transfer target

  • Frankie Fidler is one of the top transfer targets in the country and Nebraska basketball gets a visit.
  • The Omaha guard is heading to Lincoln to see what Fred Hoiberg can offer.
Frankie Fidler
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The Nebraska basketball team might be losing bodies left and right since the season officially ended, but that doesn’t mean that head coach Fred Hoiberg doesn’t have a plan. A big part of the plan for 2024-25 likely involves building a new starting lineup around Omaha transfer Frankie Fidler.

Of course, in order for that plan to come to fruition, the Huskers first need to get him to commit. They are also going to need to fight off at least one in-state rival in Creighton. Greg McDermott would certainly like to build his next Bluejays team around Fidler as well.

While there were some warning signs that Creighton might have been the first to get its foot in the door, the Nebraska basketball team isn’t out of it just yet. Especially since it’s been confirmed that Fidler is planning an unofficial visit to see what the Cornhuskers have to offer.

Huskers Fred Hoiberg and his staff have stayed in regular contact with the 6-foot-7 wing, and mutual interest has reportedly steadily increased. That interest has gotten to the point where he’ll be in Lincoln later on Thursday.

Clearly, Fiddler is interested in staying close to his Bellevue roots. While staying in Omaha is still a possibility, it appears he’d rather go somewhere with more of a supporting cast. That both Nebraska schools went to the NCAA Tournament this season has helped Nebraska basketball’s chances.

Nebraska basketball scores an unofficial visit from Frankie Fidler

There is another team that is going to be a player in Fidler’s recruitment. After he finishes his visit to Lincoln, he’ll head out to Wisconsin. The Badgers are home to Fidler’s 2020 high school teammate Chucky Hepburn. 

One has to think that there will be some pull for the pair to play together on the same team at a big-time college level.

Fidler, who has one year of eligibility remaining, led the Omaha Mavericks with 20.1 points per game this year and set the school’s single-season scoring record. He also averaged 5.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.2 steals per game.

Nebraska basketball get’s the next chance to make it’s pitch, but Hoiberg and company will have to keep the pressure up.