The Nebraska basketball team is among those that 3-point sharp shooter Tomas Woldetensae is considering transferring to before the start of next season.

The Junior College guard has seen his stock rise over the last few weeks and while it had appeared that he had narrowed his list down, it now looks as though he's going to have some more teams in the mix. It has to be said that Fred Hoiberg landing in Lincoln might have had something to do with the Indian Hills C.C. player taking another look at what the Cornhuskers have to offer.

Stiff competition for the Nebraska basketball program

The Fighting Illini are clearly interested in the prospect, who would still have two years to play two when he arrives at his next destination. The writer for Writing Illini even went so far as to pray to the basketball gods that they land the guard. It makes quite a bit of sense why a school like Illinois would want a player like this.

Tomas Woldetensae certainly has the physical standing that all of the top programs are going to be looking at.

He stands 6-5 and weighs in at 195 pounds. He has the build where he could either play guard or small forward in the Big Ten. And then there is his performance in games.

Tomas Woldetensae by the numbers

The Nebraska basketball team recently lost one dead-eye from long range in Thomas Allen. It wasn't that long ago the guard announced he was taking his three-point shooting prowess to North Carolina State.

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If the Huskers could fill his spot on the roster with this JUCO transfer, they might actually be getting a kind of upgrade after all.

Originally from Bologna, Italy, it appears the guard has had no problems transitioning his game to the US. In 28 games last year, Woldetensae averaged 17.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest. That was despite the fact that he only averaged 14 minutes per game.

We've heard players referred to as instant offense before, but few did it quite like this. You might, at this point, be asking how in the world he averaged almost 20 points a game despite not even playing 20 minutes per contest. The answer is that he drained three-point shots at an alarming rate.

Tomas Woldetensae hit 100-of-210 long-range attempts. That means he hit 47.6 percent of his shots from beyond the arc.

Compare that to his shooting percentage overall, which was 46 percent from the floor. When you are talking about players that have a "dead-eye" there haven't been players quite like this coming through college basketball in the last few years. When the Nebraska basketball team is looking for someone who can bring Fred Hoiberg's team instant offense, they really don't need to look any further than this JUCO transfer.

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