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3 Key Players For 2015-2016 Nebraska Basketball

These three key players will have a huge impact on wether the Nebraska Cornhuskers can make the NCAA tournament or not.

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If the Nebraska Cornhuskers are going to be successful next season, having their top contributors produce will be huge, and especially these the three players listed below. One player is a freshmen, one is going to be the senior leader, and one is a transfer from the University of Kansas. Coach Tim Miles and Co. will rely heavily on these three players.

Ed Morrow Jr.

Ed Morrow Jr. is going to be a very high energy player for the Cornhuskers next season. He is a 6-foot-6 small forward/power forward that can score in a variety of ways, and he is extremely athletic at both ends of the floor. The team will try and use Morrow in the froncourt because he does not really have the ability to shoot from outside. He is a little undersized at the four position, but if he is able to play some power forward, he will help Nebraska out tremendously.

Morrow is a big time recruit for the Cornhuskers, and he will contribute right away for the team. Morrow should be able to protect the rim because of his elite athleticism, even though he is a little undersized. All in all, Morrow has a lot of upside and potential, and he will be able to contribute from the start for Nebraska.

Shavon Shields

Shavon Shields is going to be the leader and the captain for the Cornhuskers next season. He is one of the only players on the roster that has more than two years of experience, and he was on the team that made the NCAA tournament during the 2013-2014 season. Shields will be the leading scorer for the Cornhuskers next season because he scores in a variety of ways, and he has an impressive mid-range game.

Shields is only so-so on defense, but he has been very dangerous on the offensive end throughout his time in Lincoln. He will have to be consistent every game if the Cornhuskers want to win their first every NCAA tournament game.

Andrew White

Andrew White is the wild-card for the Cornhuskers next season because he has a lot of potential and skill, but time will tell whether he will come to play next season. He is a terrific outside shooter, which is something that Nebraska needs, and he has great size for a small forward. If White can be a serious go-to guy for the Cornhuskers down the stretch, then this team could be dangerous in the Big Ten.

Overall

These three players are basically all Nebraska has to lean on for next season, along with a few other recruits that will need time to develop. Morrow, Shields, and White is an interesting trio to say the least, but each player can contribute in different ways to help the Cornhuskers.

The team will hit some bumps in the road as next season goes on, but that does not mean that the team will not figure it out in time for March. Shields is a household name, and White and Morrow might be as well after next season.