Nebraska basketball gets massive warning sign on top transfer target

  • The Nebraska basketball team has its eyes on Frankie Fidler.
  • Unfortunately, he may have made a move away from the Huskers.
Iowa guard Connor McCaffery, left, defends Omaha forward Frankie Fidler during a NCAA men's
Iowa guard Connor McCaffery, left, defends Omaha forward Frankie Fidler during a NCAA men's / Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen /

The Nebraska basketball team is officially turning the page from the NCAA Tournament.The loss in the first round to Texas A&M was a painful one, but it was also one that Fred Hoiberg and company can learn from.

Right at the top of the list of things they need to learn, is how to regroup and rebuild. The good news is the transfer portal is going to be a heck of a tool to help that rebuild. The bad news is that the Huskers are going to need to land some talented players. And one target might already be slipping through their fingers.

Once Omaha Mavericks star Frankie Fidler entered the transfer portal, it seemed as though the race to land him was between two teams. Either the Nebraksa Cornhuskers would land him, or the Creighton Bluejays would. Unfortunately, it’s possible that there was a big warning sign sent up about which team he’s leaning towards.

According to multiple reports, Fidler took in the Bluejays’ practice on Monday. That doesn’t of course, shut the door on the Huskers getting the shooting guard who averaged 20 points per game this year, but it certainly isn’t a particularly good sign.

Nebraska basketball gets warning sign that pursuit might be over for Frankie Fidler

There are reasons to not despair just yet. Fidler’s school is located in the same city as Creighton, obviously. It’s going to be easier for him to check out the Jays than it will be the Cornhuskers.

It’s also possible that it’s easier to notice that Fidler is at a Creighton practice than it will be if and when he visits the Nebraska basketball team since they don’t have any other practices to watch.

It’s hard to know exactly where Frankie Fidler is going to come down when the smoke clears. There’s even still talk that he might make a move for the NBA instead. He could also remain with the Mavericks. But it’s never a good sign to see a Nebraska basketball target spending time with a bitter rival.