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Fred Hoiberg Gets Basketball Commit Haanif Cheatham

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A guard.

NCAA Basketball: Purdue at Marquette Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Nebraska basketball coach Fred Hoiberg got a commitment for next year from Haanif Cheatham.

Cheatham is a 6’ 5” guy from Fort Lauderdale. He originally started his college career at Marquette, then transferred to Florida Gulf Coast last season. He started 10 games, but his season was cut short after a shoulder injury. He is now a Husker with one season to play.

Cheatham was the second-leading scorer for Florida Gulf Coast last season at 13.2 points per game. He averaged 4.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.2 steals.

College basketball: The FGCU career of Haanif Cheatham already is over

The Florida Gulf Coast University career of senior guard Haanif Cheatham was never going to be long following his transfer from Marquette.

More about Cheatham’s time at Florida Gulf Coast above.

There should be a massive opportunity here next season for both fans and Kent Pavelka as they scream “Let’s Cheatham out of this one” as Haanif attempts a final game-winning shot.

This is what you get when they leave me to write about a basketball recruit.