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Has Fred Hoiberg Made Nebraska Transfer U?

Previous Transfer Success:

Fred Hoiberg is back to making news on the transfer market and is building Nebraska to be a factor in the Big Ten and nationally. Fred Hoiberg’s success at Iowa State was built through the transfer market. Over the course of his time in Ames, he went 115-56 with four NCAA tournament appearances. Further, the transfers he brought in over that time at Iowa State leading to their success was with Royce White, DeAndre Kane, Bryce Dejean-Jones, Abdel Nader and Jameel McKay. Now in Fred Hoiberg’s second offseason, he is making that same approach come to fruition at Nebraska.

Nebraska Additions:

Trey McGowens came alive for Pitt by playing smart and simple ...Trey McGowens

McGowens is a ball-dominant player who has good physicality to get downhill and finish through contact in the lane. Also, he is a solid shooter who will make open threes on a consistent basis. His overall game is solid with the ability to get others involved and rebound the basketball well. He’s effective in ball screen action as well allowing him to get to the basket effectively. McGowens can struggle to stay in front of high-level guards on a consistent basis, as he lacks great lateral quickness. He brings good physicality on the defensive end. McGowens has room to improve as a more complete scorer and player. The development under Fred Hoiberg will be very important in his progress.
2019-20 Averages 11.5 points 3.3 rebounds 3.6 assists 36.7 FG% 31.1 3pt%

Kobe King

King will bring toughness and versatility on both ends of the floor for Nebraska. He is a strong driver who can finish at the basket with his strong physicality. He can get to the middle of the lane for pull up jumpers and make a three here and there. King won’t demand the basket offensively, but he will be very effective in doing the little things each possession. Further, King will be the slasher for Nebraska with the ability to make shots and get to the rim. He’s a very solid defender who is consistently in a stance and is recognizing what the opponent can do. Also, the physicality he plays with prevents easy drives and contains the basketball consistently. Fred Hoiberg is getting a very solid well-rounded player in Kobe King who will contribute to winning immediately.
2019-20 Averages 10.0 points 2.8 rebounds 1.6 assists 45.9 FG% 25.0 3pt%

Kobe Webster - Men's Basketball - Western Illinois University ...Kobe Webster

Webster is a supreme scorer and can score from many different angles areas on the floor. He can come off of handoffs with the ability to shoot the basketball with a quick trigger. Also, he is very comfortable in one on one situations as well as using ball screen action. Webster doesn’t bring great energy on the defensive end which can lead to him struggling to get out on shooters and drives to the basket. Also, the inability to be in a defensive stance consistently doesn’t bold well for his defensive ability. If Webster would become a more willing passer it could open up his offensive game. Webster will provide Nebraska with a major dose of scoring next season.
2019-20 Averages 17.1 points 3.2 rebounds 3.6 assists 41.7 FG% 33.3 3pt%

Conclusion:

Nebraska is building through the transfer market and they will start having immediate success. These three players will give Nebraska a very good perimeter with McCowens being the initiator of the offense and the most talented of the bunch. In addition, Kobe King is the most well-rounded scorer and best perimeter defender who will contribute to all aspects of their success. Having a bucket getter in Kobe Webster will be key in getting easy offense. Furthermore, this trio will be the foundation for Fred Hoiberg building Nebraska through transfers. Nebraska will start to become a fixture competing in the Big Ten for years to come as Fred Hoiberg is back at it on the transfer market.

Images Courtesy of, Bleacher Report, CBS Sports, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Western Illinois University

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