Coach Fred Hoiberg likes his teams to score. He likes his teams to score a lot. Unfortunately for Fred his first Husker teams had trouble doing that throughout the year. At least enough to where they could pull off a few more wins than they did.
In comes Trevor Lakes. A 6’7” forward from the University of Indianapolis. In his three years Trevor had almost 1,000 points, 400 rebounds, and 235 three pointers. From beyond the arch he is 41% which I am sure attracted the eyes of Coach Hoiberg. Nebraska struggled deep last season and Trevor will bring that touch to a team that is in desperate need of it.
Trevor was also a second team all Great Lakes Valley Conference pick his junior year. During his junior year playing for the Greyhounds he averaged 15.7 points and 6.2 rebounds. Both of which he lead the team in. UIndy was ranked #1 going into the NCAA Division II basketball tournament this past season before COVID-19 cancelled it.
Mind you, the University of Indianapolis is a Division II school so the level of competition he will face will be stiffer when he plays for Nebraska. With that said, the Greyhounds are one of the stronger teams in the nation so he is use to the pressure of winning. Trevor did pick Nebraska over offers from Illinois, Wichita State, and Xavier. All three are known basketball schools who would all have history pulling in their favor so Hoiberg and his staff did a good job in recruiting him to Lincoln.
He will also have to sit out this season for the Huskers which should give him plenty of time to acclimate to the increased competition he will face. However, his experience and athleticism should help him adapt to the big state of Division I basketball. One would hope that he would get playing time as his final season in 2021-22 moves along.