2014-2015 Nebraska Basketball Preview

Submitted by Padog on May 18th, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Nebraska: 

Nebrasketball was awesome last year, especially since they beat everybody but us! We escaped with a win at Nebraska and absolutely blew them out at home. The Huskers were a great story last year, they did well enough to earn Tim Miles B1G coach of the year. The great thing about this team, is that they have TVs in their toilets! Nebraska loses almost nothing this year, they lose Mike Peltz, Ray Gallegos, Nathan Hawkins, Sergej Vucetic, Tim Wagner. This means losing:

16% MPG

11% PPG

8% RPG

15% APG

12% SPG

5% BPG

This is why Nebraska is rated so high. They do not even lose a starters statistics. They also bring in two decent freshman and a transfer. This team will be experienced and good. Thirty Eight percent of their team are seniors. And another Thirty percent of the team are juniors. This team will perform really well at home and will be decent enough on the road. Here is their projected roster:

#  Name                      HT    WT    YR    POS

    Moses Ayegba        6-9    247    SR.  C

I do not know much about Ayegba. I am pretty sure that he sat out last year because he transferred. He will be the third-string Center this year.

21 Leslee Smith          6-8    255    SR.   C

A turnover machine last year. He will be a good back-up this year. He needs to lose about 10 pounds to be more athletic.

2   David Rivers           6-7    198    SR.   PF

The back-up Power Forward, he will average about 4 points a game this year. 

10 Trevor Menke         5-11    183   SR.    PG

The third-string Point Guard, he is a walk-on so I doubt he plays.

44 Kye Kurkowski        6-11    214   SR.    C

Walk-on

31 Shavon Shields      6-7      219   JR.    PF

Their second best player last year. He took some games over last year and will lokk to do the same this year. The starting Power Forward.

35 Walter Pitchford      6-10     234    JR.    C

The starting Center, he was a pretty decent scorer and can shoot the three.

5  Terran Petteway       6-6        209    JR.   SG

He may have horrible facial hair, but he is good at basketball. He is the starting Small Forward. He averaged 18.1 points per game and should be one of the frontrunners for B1G POY. 

3  Benny Parker            5-9        166     JR.   PG

The starting Point Guard, he is small and that is a weakness. However, he does not need to handle the ball much.

0  Tai Webster               6-4         194     SO.  SG

He may not score much but he is decent at defense. He is the starting Shooting Guard.

23 Nick Fuller                6-6          199      SO. SG

Redshirted last year, will be the back-up Shooting Guard.

   Jacob Hammond        6-8          228     FR.   PF

The third-string Power Forward, he may redshirt. He was a three star, the #29 Center in the class.

   Tarin Smith                6-2           165     FR.   PG

The back-up Point Guard. He was a two star, the #63 Point Guard in the class.

This team found a way to put it all together last year, and this year, they are even better. I think they will go second, with a record of 13-5 in the B1G.

Next up... Wisconsin

Comments

champswest

May 19th, 2014 at 11:05 AM ^

4 upperclassmen?

No, I don't either.

It will be interesting to see if Nebraska can follow up on their strong year of last year or if they will be a one year wonder. They won't be able to sneak up on anyone this year. I certainly think that they deserve the number 2 slot.