Nebraska basketball has made the cut for South Dakota State Baylor Scheierman. He announced his top five on Monday, and Nebraska was included in the list.
Scheierman measures in at 6-foot-6, 200 pounds. He was the Summit League Player of the Year as a junior this past season. He tallied 16.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 1.3 steals per game. Perhaps most impressive was his efficiency in doing so. He shot 50.8% from the floor and 46.9% from the three-point line. He was also efficient when it came to free-throw shooting. He shot 80.2% from the line.
In addition to Nebraska, Arkansas, Clemson, Creighton, and Duke are also on his list. Kansas and Kentucky are officially out of the running for him.
What could he bring to Nebraska basketball?
If he were to commit to Nebraska, he would join former South Dakota state teammates Sam Griesel. Griesel committed to Nebraska basketball at the end of March. He looks to help revamp the programs needs at guard as well.
Scheierman would be an immediate impact player for Nebraska basketball. Much of the Nebraska basketball offensive system relies on play from the guards. With his scoring efficiency, he would be able to fit in right away for the program. He is a player that makes the most of his chances up and down the floor, and he has enough skill to take over a basketball game.
Nebraska basketball certainly has some schools to fight off for Scheierman. That list is impressive, especially when you consider the struggles that Nebraska basketball had last season. Even with those in mind, they still have managed to crack the top five on this list. With how guard-centric Nebraska’s offense is usually are, this would be a big pick up for the program.
Nebraska certainly has some competition in terms of other schools recruiting him. Nevertheless, the fact that the program may the top five on his list is certainly encouraging.