Husker Men’s Basketball Lands Division II Sharpshooter Commitment

Husker Men’s Basketball Lands Division II Sharpshooter Commitment

The roster for year two of the Fred Hoiberg era is shaping up with another commitment.

Sharpshooter Trevor Lakes shot nearly 40-percent from beyond the arc this past season for Division II University of Indianapolis. The 6-7 forward led the Greyhounds in scoring each of his sophomore and junior seasons, averaging 15.7 points and 6.2 rebounds for the 24-6 and no. 15 team in the NCAA Division II coaches poll.

β€œWe are excited to have Trevor join our program,” said Hoiberg. β€œHe is an elite shooter with size and a high basketball IQ, and his skillset and understanding of the game will allow us to be creative in how we can maximize his abilities in our system. Trevor is a proven scorer who brings experience and a competitive spirit that will push everyone in our gym to play at a higher level.”

Nebraska offered Lakes a scholarship April 14, expecting him to fill the final opening. Since then, Kevin Cross has entered the transfer portal while walk-on Charlie Easley announced his departure for South Dakota State.

Hoiberg has one scholarship still to fill for 2020-21.

In his first season at the helm, Hoiberg brought in sharpshooter Matej Kavas from Seattle University. Kavas shot 46-percent from 3-point range in his final year for the Redhawks. In his injury shortened long season at Nebraska, he averaged 5.3 points a game while shooting nearly 34-percent from deep.

The Huskers have a history of Division II sharpshooters getting their Division I feet wet in Lincoln.

Under coach Doc Sadler, 6-4 Drake Beranek transferred from University of Nebraska-Kearney where he had a 17.9 points a game scoring average while shooting 43-percent on threes his final year for the Lopers. He shot 31-percent from beyond the arc while appearing in all 32 games in his only season at Nebraska.

Under coach Barry Collier, Lincoln Christian grad 6-8 Andrew Drevo transferred in from Morningside College. As a sophomore for the Mustangs, Drevo made 49-percent of his 3-point attempts while scoring 14 points and grabbing eight rebounds a game. As a junior at Nebraska, he scored 13.9 points and grabbed 7.3 rebounds a game on 32-percent shooting from deep. In his final year, Drevo again shot 32-percent on threes while averaging 10.1 points and four rebounds.

Feature image courtesy University of Indianapolis Athletics.