So, you noticed that Nebraska dismissed two players this past week? Well, they seem to be eager to replace them quickly. Fred and his staff recently signed small forward Shamiel Stenvson from Nevada.
He originally played at Pittsburgh but transferred to Nevada this past December. There he only played four games and averaged just 3.8 points per game. Shamiel did not see much game time for the Wolfpack. That along with Eric Musselman leaving to coach at Arkansas lead to him to his current place at Nebraska.
While at Pittsburgh the previous year he averaged 8.5 points and 4.4 rebounds per game on his freshman year. Not huge numbers but also not bad for a freshman playing in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Shamiel is 6’6” and is about 245 pounds. Those numbers show that those 4.4 rebounds per game his freshman year were no fluke. He has what it takes to get in the paint and pull down rebounds. He is a good size player who should be able to handle his own in the Big Ten in that regard. Coach Hoiberg is going after shooting ability and size to make up this new roster for Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Shaimel will sit out the first semester due to transfer rules and will be eligible to play in January.
The Huskers now have three scholarships to fill before next season.