2019 is on pace to be a banner year for the Nebraska Huskers. Since the team hired Fred Hoiberg earlier this year, the team has gained a number of big commitments that have set the team up very well for the years ahead. The latest might be one of the Huskers' best so far.
On Wednesday, Nebraska secured a commitment from Ohio Mr. Basketball Samari Curtis. The move comes less than two weeks after he decommitted from Cincinnati, following Mick Cronin's departure for UCLA. He had previously been committed to Xavier, but backed out of that pledge with Chris Mack's move to Louisville.
Curtis marks the sixth player to commit to Nebraska's Class of 2019. The mark is double what the Huskers had in each of the last three seasons.
247Sports rates Curtis as a three-star prospect and the No. 180 overall prospect in the country. He is the No. 31 shooting guard in the country and the No. 5 prospect from the state of Ohio.
Curtis is the third player to commit to Nebraska in the month of May alone. Four-star forward Yvan Ouedraogo and forward Kevin Cross announced their commitments earlier this month.
Nebraska has a long way to go before becoming a top team in the Big Ten - let alone returning to the NCAA Tournament - but it seems clear that there is a renewed energy in Lincoln that is setting the team up for sustained success.
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