Nebrasketball: Former Xavier guard, 4-star prospect joining Huskers as transfer
Fred Hoiberg is adding talent to Nebraska’s basketball program through the transfer portal.
On Friday, Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald reported that former Xavier guard CJ Wilcher has committed to Nebraska. He entered the NCAA transfer portal after the 2020-21 season, spending just one year with the Musketeers.
Wilcher is a 6-foot-5 shooting guard who was a 4-star prospect in the 2020 recruiting class. He will have four years of eligibility remaining, as the NCAA granted a blanket waiver for all winter student-athletes this year.
Breaking: CJ Wilcher transferring from Xavier to Nebraska. 6-5 shooter with four years eligibility left. He’s got a younger brother who’s a 5-star in the 2023 class, as well. #huskers
— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) March 26, 2021
In his lone season with Xavier, Wilcher played in 15 games and made 1 start. He averaged 3.3 points and 1.1 rebounds in 10.1 minutes of action per contest. He scored a career-high 10 points and played 32 minutes in a March game against Marquette.
Xavier ended the season 13-8.
Nebraska just concluded its second season under Hoiberg. The Huskers ended the year with a 7-20 record and went 3-16 in B1G play. With multiple players entering the portal, including leading scorer Teddy Allen, Nebraska is in need of adding talented players to the roster for next season.