Hoiberg, Husker Hoops open practice on Wednesday

"The thing I like most about this group is their competitive spirit," Hoiberg said during a Zoom press conference on Tuesday.
Fred Hoiberg Explains Coaching Life In Quarantine

 

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Basketball season is almost upon us. And Fred Hoiberg and the Huskers unveil another new-look roster.

However, Hoiberg is thrilled with what he’s seen so far.

“The thing I like most about this group is their competitive spirit,” Hoiberg said during a Zoom press conference on Tuesday.

Nebraska returns two players who saw playing time last season in Thorir Thorbjarnarson and Yvan Ouedraogo. The Huskers do have a plethora of transfer talent to choose from though in junior college scorer Teddy Allen, Western Illinois grad transfer Kobe Webster, Pittsburgh transfer Trey McGowens and Western Kentucky transfer Dalano Banton.

Banton especially appears poised for a big season. The Toronto native had a heck of a time finding a place to workout during the offseason though because of the pandemic.

Other notes from Hoiberg’s press conference:

  • The Huskers had one positive case of COVID-19, which is no longer an active case. They did not have to quarantine any other players or coaches though.
  • Fred Hoiberg did not give anything away on an upcoming schedule, even though several teams have announced they will be playing in a multi-team tournament in Lincoln in late November. “We’re going to approach it as if we open on the 25th.”

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