The Nebraska Cornhuskers Men’s Basketball team picked up a commit from transfer shooting guard CJ Wilcher earlier today. The former Xavier Musketeers guard committed to them all the way back in 2018 and enrolled with the 2020 class last fall.
I would like to thank my coaches at Xavier for welcoming me w/open arms & my teammates for taking me in as a brother! This was a hard decision but with that being said I will be committing to The University of Nebraska! Go Huskers!!! @HuskerHoops— CJ Wilcher (@CJWilcher) March 26, 2021
Wilcher stands 6-foot-5 and will have four years of eligibility remaining. He had offers from Concinnati, Fordham, Minnesota, Providence, Seton Hall, St. John’s and Stanford in high school. Current Nebraska assistant coach Matt Abdelmassih recruited him for St. John’s.
Wilcher played in 15 games, starting one, and averaged 3.3 points in 10 minutes per game. He went 18-for-45 overall from the floor in his 15 games, and shot 10-for-29 from three. Wilcher is lauded as a great shooter, overall. 247Sports described him out of high school as:
A big built wing with great hand-eye coordination but lacking in explosive and lateral athleticism. A top level shooter with a quick release. Moves well without the basketball and loves a hop-back jumper off the dribble. Has a post up game. Adequate ball handler and passer for a wing. Below average rebounder and defender.
Wilcher hails from Roselle, New Jersey and played for Roselle Catholic in high school. He was a composite four-star recruit, and ranked the No. 15 shooting guard in his class and the No. 6 player in New Jersey.
He also has a younger brother, Simeon Wilcher, who is a five-star point guard in the 2023 class. CJ told Chris Barnett that he has already started recruiting his little brother to come play at Nebraska.
Is CJ Wilcher going to start recruiting Simeon to come to Nebraska?— Chris Basnett (@HuskerExtraCB) March 26, 2021
"That started this morning," he tells me.#Huskers https://t.co/Oxwu6QXrAL