Nebraska basketball has yet another transfer on its hands. A former Pittsburgh Panther and Nevada Wolfpack member announced on Friday afternoon that he was coming to Lincoln full time. Shamiel Stevenson had come for an official earlier this week and it turns out he liked what he saw well enough to pull the trigger.

The commitment is just the latest transfer the Huskers have hauled in since Fred Hoiberg took the helm.

Stevenson becomes the fifth player overall to transfer in since the new staff has taken over at Nebraska. The speed at which Hoiberg is transforming the roster is interesting.

The latest arrival is available to play this season, though for now, he won't be able to play until the second semester. That's why the team has one more step to complete before this chapter is officially over.

Going for the special waiver

The Nebraska basketball team is going to be making an argument that Shamiel Stevenson has had enough hardship during his college career that he should get a special waiver.

That waiver will allow the guard to join the team right away.

The status of the waiver is going to rely on the fact that he's had some bad luck when it comes to his former coaches. Stevenson had started his career with Pitt. After a nice freshman season personally, but after a pretty poor season for the Panthers, head coach Kevin Stallings was fired.

After playing just four games as a sophomore, Stevenson transferred to Nevada.

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The problem is that the guard thought he was going to be playing for head coach Eric Musselman. After the end of the last season, Musselman decided to move on and took the job at Arkansas.

Shamiel Stevenson and the Huskers are hoping that having not one but two head coaches move on in such a short period of time could be enough to give him a waiver and let him become eligible for the fall semester.

Even if they don't get that ruling, the shooting guard, who shot 50 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from beyond the 3-point arc his freshman year, will still be available once the Big Ten season rolls around. Because he's already got plenty of experience playing for a power conference team, even only playing half a season could be one heck of a boon for Nebraska basketball.

Roster shifts mean losses too

Even with the addition of Stevenson, the Huskers have some holes on the roster.

That's because, in addition to Brady Heiman, Hoiberg has been cleaning the roster of former Tim Miles recruits. Earlier this week it was reported that Amir Harris and Karrington Davis were both told they didn't have a place on the team.

It's clear that Fred Hoiberg has a very clear vision as to how he wants to shape the Nebraska basketball program.

He's wasting no time in forcing that shape to form quickly.

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