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Nebraska Reaches Out To Wichita State’s Erik Stevenson

Fred Hoiberg continues to try and build Nebraska

NCAA Basketball: Wichita State at Cincinnati Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Wichita State sophomore guard Erik Stevenson has heard from Nebraska and a slew of others according to a tweet from Rivals basketball analyst Corey Evans.

Stevenson averaged 11.1 points per game last season. His high-mark came in a January game against Ole Miss in which he scored 29 points on 9-15 shooting from the field.

As his list of suitors indicates, Stevenson will have a long list to choose from for his next school. Stevenson chose to transfer from Wichita State after saying he “didn’t have a great relationship” with head coach Gregg Marshall. Stevenson is one of five players from Wichita State (four scholarship players) to declare their intentions to transfer next season.

Since Stevenson is a sophomore, he will need to sit out the 2020-’21 season.

He could be entering the opposite type of situation with Nebraska. Fred Hoiberg, as he did with Iowa State, is welcoming a multitude of transfers to try and build and buoy his Cornhusker program. Next season Nebraska will welcome three transfers who sat out this season, Dalano Banton, Derrick Walker, and Shamiel Stevenson. They will also welcome immediately eligible transfers Kobe King and Kobe Webster. Nebraska is currently full of scholarships for this season, so its pursuit of Stevenson indicates that more movement could be in order.

It is unclear how Stevenson plans to complete visits given the COVID-19 pandemic, but we’ll see how Hoiberg can pursue yet another transfer target.