Nebraska basketball going back to the Iowa well for transfer PG

  • The Nebraska basketball team is officially in the market for a true freshman.
  • Iowa 's Tony Perkins appears to be in the crosshairs of Fred Hoiberg.

Mar 14, 2024; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes guard Tony Perkins (11) dribbles as Ohio State
Mar 14, 2024; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes guard Tony Perkins (11) dribbles as Ohio State / Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

The Nebraska basketball team has been sort of reeling in the last few days thanks to four players entering the portal. CJ Wilcher being the latest player to go means that the Huskers are going to need to add some bodies nad they’re going to need to add them quickly.

It turns out that the Cornhuskers might be looking to go back to a well that didn’t exactly go as planned the first time. Last year, head coach Fred Hoiberg signed Iowa point guard Ahron Ulis. However, the transfer player was ruled ineligible for the season due to a massive gambling scandal that enveloped both Iowa and Iowa State.

While there’s one heck of a taint surrounding the Iowa in the eyes of many Nebraska basketball followers, it appears that Hoiberg is willing to let bygones be bygones. He’s even going to try and pull yet another Hawkeyes pointguard over to Lincoln.

Iowa’s starting point guard this past season, Tony Perkins is officially in the portal and the Huskers are one of the teams that are looking to get him to campus for an official visit. Of course, even if NU is quite interested in getting another point guard from the school that burned them a year ago, it’s not going to be as easy as offering him a scholly and calling it good.

Nebraska basketball has to fight off top programs for Tony Perkins

Since entering the portal earlier this week, Perkins has reportedly heard from a ton of the best programs in the country. Not counting the Nebraska basketball team, Perkins has had Kansas, Texas Tech, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Arizona State, Oklahoma, UCLA, Missouri, Miami, Cincinnati, Indiana, USC, Northwestern, DePaul, BYU, Virginia, and Virginia Tech inquire about his services.

For those not counting, that’s six NCAA Tournament teams outside of the Nebraska basketball program. It makes some sense since Perkins averaged 14 points, 4.6 assists per game 4.4 rebounds per game, and 1.6 steals per game. 

He’d be one heck of a grab if Hoiberg was able to lure him to Lincoln.