The Nebraska basketball is going to be hosting one of its top targets in the current recruiting cycle this weekend. Haanif Cheatham is a grad transfer target that has seen his career hampered by injuries but when healty, has shown a propensity for scoring.

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Chasing the 'ready to play now' transfers to Nebraska

Haanif Cheatham is a well-traveled player that the Huskers are hoping will follow a staff that is plenty well traveled on its own. The guard is a grad transfer out of Florida Gulf Coast who started his college basketball career with Marquette.

Wherever he's been, Cheatham has managed to be a scorer. The downside is that he's also suffered through some injuries in his career. If he can get totally healthy by the start of next season, he could certainly be a player that Fred Hoiberg and company could use in their first year with the Huskers.

Haanif Cheatham could be Nebraska basketball bound [Image via Marquette Golden Eagles/YouTube]
Haanif Cheatham could be Nebraska basketball bound [Image via Marquette Golden Eagles/YouTube]

It had been known that the guard, who averaged over 14 points a game last year when he was healthy, was going to be visiting Nebraska this month, but it wasn't known exactly what weekend. It turns out he'll be coming on Good Friday. That could end up being symbolic as he could help lead the rebirth of the Nebrasketball program.

It should be pointed out that while Hoiberg and company jumped in on the grad transfer quickly, he's far from a lock to end up a Cornhusker.

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Even while he's getting ready to get on a plane to Nebraska, he's also mapping out subsequent visits.

Haanif Cheatham will, at the very least be visiting the Arkansas Razorbacks next month. There is some irony in the fact that the SEC school is also breaking in a new staff. The good news is that it means he has no problem starting a new era. The bad news might be that Arkansas is arguably in a better position for the postseason next season.

Dead-eye target looking at Nebraska rival

While Cheatham is checking out what the Huskers have to offer, a target Fred Hoiberg would love to steal from a conference rival will be paying a visit to that school over the Easter weekend. Tomas Woldetensae is a two-time JUCO All-American who could bring instant offense to whoever lands him.

Nebraska basketball wasn't considered a player for his services when Tim Miles was at the helm. When Fred Hoiberg took over, the Cornhuskers suddenly looked like a team that had a chance to win him over.

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For now, they will have to wait until he finishes his first official visit to Illinois.

The guard, who shot over 44 percent from 3-point land in his JUCO career is seeing what the Illini have to offer this weekend. The Nebraska basketball team will just have to hope he's not exactly blown away by what he sees and continues to consider the Huskers. His kind of offense could be huge for a team that is looking to reload, rather than rebuild.

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