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Nebraska Basketball lands commitment from Andrew Morgan



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Nebraska basketball picked up a commitment from North Dakota State transfer forward Andrew Morgan on Monday. This was first reported by On3’s Joe Tipton. He will have one season of eligibility left.

Morgan had Minnesota and Penn State in the running along with Nebraska basketball.

Morgan measures in at six-foot-10, and averaged 12.9 points last season for the Bison. He was relatively efficient, shooting 55% from the field and he also showed he could shoot the three-pointer, going 36% from beyond the arc. He started in 29 games for the Bison last season, and has started and 59 of the 85 games he has played in his career. Morgan also got better at the free-throw line the season, shooting over 70% there.

No public announcement has been made on the future of Rienk Mast. However, these are both similar players. Morgan measures in at 6-foot-10, 230 pounds, similar to Mast who measures in at six-foot-10, 248 pounds.

An important get for Nebraska basketball

The similarities in both size and playing style are notable. It’s clear that coach Fred Hoiberg wants this style of player in his offense, and it worked out well for Nebraska basketball last season. Morgan may be a bit more unpolished than Mast was, but he’ll still provide the same size and length as well as rebounding ability.

This is not a name that is going to jump off the charts, but it does fill a need for the program. Nebraska worked quickly to fill that need, and it’s a testament to the coaching staff and the job they do on the recruiting trail. It will be interesting to see how Morgan fits into the offense and this may end up being an underrated pickup. Nebraska still has a ton of work to do, but this is certainly a good start.

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Danny is a Nebraska athletics fan and writer. He also enjoys writing about recruiting in his free time. Danny has been following the Huskers for the last five years. Find him on Twitter @NebCornholio.