Nebraska basketball got some very good news on Sunday afternoon (April 14). Jervay Green and Dachon Burke announced through Twitter they are going to continue to be Huskers.

Neither player seemed like a shoo-in to stick around after Tim Miles was fired and Fred Hoiberg was brought in as his replacement. In fact, following the loss of Thomas Allen, and the announcement of Isaiah Roby that he was going pro, things seemed to be headed in a surprisingly negative direction for the new coach.

Hoiberg has his sea legs under him now, thanks in no small part to officially having his staff in place. During a weekend that saw the Nebraska football team take center stage, Hoiberg worked his magic on two scorers. The Nebraska basketball team is absolutely going to need them if it wants to have any chance at competing sooner, rather than later.

Hitting the ground running at Nebraska

Now that Hoiberg has his staff together, including former Nebraska basketball head coach Doc Sadler, he has been able to focus on building up the program.

When talking about Dachon Burke and Jervay Green, I'm talking about two players who will be counted on next season to fill the shoes of Palmer and Copeland.

The good news is that these kids have been known for being scorers their entire career.

It's possible that if Hoiberg and company can convince Isaiah Roby to shun the NBA, the Huskers could be as good in 2019-20 as they were supposed to be this past season. Green and Burke are that talented.

Nebraska lacks depth, especially with the loss of Allen, who has moved on to North Carolina State. It appears the coaching staff is working on that as well. News has been popping up that the new staff has been looking at players who would be eligible to come in and play right away.

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Burke has actually been on campus for a year now. He transferred from Robert Morris after the 2017-18 season, as he was looking to play for a power conference team. In his final season with the NEC team, he averaged 17.6 points per game, while shooting 45.9 percent from the field and 33 percent from beyond the three-point arc.

The 6-4 guard out of New Jersey wasn't just a scorer.

He also averaged over 5.5 rebounds per game and 2.5 assists per contest. He's a well-rounded player that any incoming coach would be thrilled to have access to.

Jervay Green might be a bit more of a question mark, only because he comes to the Nebraska basketball team from Western Nebraska Community College. Originally out of Denver, Colorado, he certainly seems to have a shooter's touch, averaging over 23 points per game and shooting over 50 percent from the field and 39 percent from three-point land.

The two players announcing they are sticking around is fantastic news for Nebraska, no matter how Fred Hoiberg's first season goes.

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