Nebraska basketball is going to be hosting a well-traveled shooting guard this week. That's according to college basketball insider Jon Rothstein. The Huskers will be hosting Shamiel Stevenson, a player that started his career at Pittsburgh but has since moved onto Nevada.

The news falls in line with what the Cornhuskers have been doing since Fred Hoiberg arrived in Lincoln. It's been quite clear that the new Nebraska head coach wants to try and rebuild the roster from scratch. He also wants to rebuild the roster with players that have had plenty of game experience at the college level.

That is certainly the case with recent commits like Haanif Cheatham and Matej Kavas. Cam Mack hasn't played division one basketball but he's also had plenty of experience at the JUCO level. Stevenson fits that bill entirely.

Long strange trip to Lincoln

Stevenson has, as mentioned earlier, been a well-traveled player. Or he certainly would be if he did indeed leave Nevada. He played his first two seasons with the Pitt Panthers. His freshman year, he played in 32 games and started 13 of them. Averaging 23.8 minutes per game and scored 8.5 points per contest. When he was playing, he was a pretty good shooter, hitting 50.5 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from beyond the three-point arc.

Those stats alone make it rather obvious why Stevenson is a target for the Nebraska basketball staff and the new approach they are going to be taking the 2019-2020 season.

Then Pitt head coach Kevin Stallings was fired and the guard moved onto Nevada after a short second season at Pitt where he appeared in just four games.

He signed with Nevada back in December, which is why the visit to Lincoln this week is quite interesting. He wasn't expected to be looking for a new home, but then Wolfpack head coach Eric Musselman moved onto Arkansas and now Stevenson is apparently looking for a new team.

Hardship transfer incoming?

All things being normal, wherever Shamiel Stevenson decides to transfer, he will have to sit out the first semester of the upcoming season. On the flipside, the Nebraska basketball target could get special dispensation from the NCAA.

It's hard to tell these days just what you can petition the organization with and actually get a waiver, but it's entirely possible that Stevenson could make the argument that since he's lost two head coaches in the span of a calendar year, that's enough to get himself a waiver.

Even if he doesn't he could be the kind of depth addition the Huskers would like to have become eligible just as they being Big Ten play this winter.

With Brady Heiman's departure, there is certainly a spot on the Nebraska basketball roster and Hoiberg is wasting no time in trying to fill it.