Nebraska basketball at top of contenders list for Rutgers transfer

  • The Nebraska basketball program looks to be big players in the portal.
  • Rutgers transfer Gavin Griffiths is one that Fred Hoiberg looked into.
Mar 13, 2024; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Gavin Griffiths (10) controls the
Mar 13, 2024; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Gavin Griffiths (10) controls the / Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

Now that the Nebraska basketball season is officially over, Fred Hoiberg and company are busy looking for ways to rebuild the roster. That rebuild will go a long way toward ensuring the Huskers make a deeper run in the NCAA Tournament next spring.

Among the targets that Hoiberg is eyeing to reshape the roster is a player he’s familiar with from playing against. It’s an interesting approach if only because Gavin Griffiths isn’t exactly a surefire starter in the 2024-25 campaign.

In fact, as Jon Rothstein reported on X, it looks like if the Huskers are going after Griffiths, it would be more beneficial to add someone who could help the Huskers with depth. The Rutgers guard could in fact fill in for someone like CJ Wilcher who was expected to compete for a starting job, but who might have also been a top 6th man next fall.

Griffiths could also be a replacement for Ramel Lloyd or Eli Rice. Someone with a more outside shot at getting a ton of minutes. Of course, at that point, you have to wonder what exactly would be the draw for a player looking for some guarantees he’ll get more playing time.

According to Rothstein, Griffiths has heard from the Nebraska basketball program, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Illinois, Providence and Boston College. 

Nebraska basketball among contenders for Rutgers transfer guard

With an impressive list of teams like that, it’s clear that people think he can do a bit more in 2024-25 than he did in 2023-24.

Gavin Griffiths played in 32 games this past season but started just 3. He averaged 17.5 minutes, 5.8 points and 2.2 rebounds. 

At first glance, he’s not exactly a perfect fit for the Nebraska basketball offense as he shot just 32 percent from the field. He also only hit 28.2 percent of his shots from long range.

On the other hand, the Nebraska basketball program wouldn’t be reaching out at all, if Fred Hoiberg didn’t see some potential and a fit for his program.