The Nebraska recruiting class has been filled out and there are some pretty interesting names here.
It’s a class that includes five players that will compete for a spot in the NCAA Tournament and will be expected to fill a major need on the team.
The Huskers are expected to have one player that could be the next top prospect in the nation, but there are plenty of question marks surrounding this class.
That being said, this class is shaping up to be one of the best in the country, and this is a class you want to see play.
Below is a list of the top ten players that the Nebraska Class of 2020 could have, based on my predictions from the previous year.
I’ve included the recruiting rankings for each player, along with my ranking of the Nebraska recruiting classes of the past.
This is not a ranking of top prospects, and is solely about projecting what the Nebraska class will look like this season.
I don’t expect to have any major issues here, as this class will have a few big names that could push the envelope of what is expected from the class.
The top three players on the list are three-star players, and they’re coming off the best recruiting class in program history.
The consensus top five are:Shane Buechele (Florida), Nick Vannucci (LSU), and Deontay Wilder (USC).
Buechle is the most experienced and talented of the three, and I think he will be able to compete for the starting position in the starting lineup.
He’s already done enough to get by the first year of his scholarship and has proven himself as one of college basketball’s most reliable point guards.
Vannetti, on the other hand, is a highly skilled big man who will be an excellent fit in a small-ball 4-3 system.
Wilder, while a redshirt freshman, has a great chance to be a major contributor on the court.
The top two prospects on the recruiting list, Deontae Wilder and Shane Buechel, are a pair of 6-foot-9 power forwards that should be able add a lot to the Huskers offense this season, especially with the departure of two-way player De’Aaron Fox and a more versatile wing that is still a year away from enrolling at Nebraska.
If Buechy can develop into a full-time starter at point guard, I think Wilder will be the best player in the class and could even be able provide some of the offensive punch that Nebraska desperately needs to play the run and pass game at a high level.
Buechette, meanwhile, is an athletic point guard who can play either power forward position and should be a big factor in the Husker attack this season while developing a solid offensive game.
Buechelet’s name is a little bit of a mystery, but it’s a very solid prospect for the Huskies.
He is 6-6 and a solid rebounder for his position, which will definitely be an asset for the team as the Huskkers look to move into a 3-point-heavy offense.
Buhle has also done well for the program and he is currently projected to be an All-Big 12 first team selection, but I’m not going to project him to be the No. 1 or No. 2 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
He could be a solid starter for Nebraska and could develop into an NBA player one day.
A couple of other names on the top three are a big question mark, and both of them are the type of big man that Nebraska has a need at.
However, I believe that Buecher and Wilder could potentially complement each other nicely, giving the Huskie a couple of players that can be effective off the bench while also having some quality offensive firepower.
Wilde is a big man with an impressive frame who can stretch the floor, and Bueches size, length, and shooting ability make him a good fit on a team that desperately needs a rim protector.
I think the top two players on this list will be great players in college basketball, but they will be in a different class than the one that Nebraska will have in 2019.
My prediction for the 2018 recruiting class is that there will be one player who will end up being the most talented player in this class and possibly the best overall player on the roster.
This will be a class of bigs that can help the Husky offense, but the Huski’s will also need to find a scorer who can help them move the ball on the defensive end.
I know that this is not the most exciting year in Nebraska recruiting history, and that will be true for the next few years.
There are a lot of questions that will have to be answered and the Huskins will be searching for answers for some time, but this class has some of Nebraska’s most talented players and should give the Huskes some solid pieces to