Fred Hoiberg added another piece to the Husker basketball roster on Wednesday.
Derrick Walker, who spent two seasons at Tennessee, announced he’ll be transferring to Nebraska. He will sit out next season and then have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
Walker — a 6-foot-8 forward from Kansas City — played in 30 games off the bench last season for Tennessee. He averaged 5.3 minutes, 0.8 points and 1.1 rebounds per game as a sophomore, and 1.9 points and 2.2 rebounds as a freshman.
Out of high school, Walker was the No. 66 ranked power forward and No. 2 player in the state of Missouri.
The addition of Walker brings Nebraska to the maximum of 13 scholarships, but one would open If Isaiah Roby chooses to stay in the NBA draft. Roby is at the NBA combine this week and projected to be picked in the mid-to-late second round next month.
Walker is yet another big man for Hoiberg. Since being hired, Hoiberg has added five players at 6-foot-8 or taller. Another is Dalano Banton, a 6-foot-8 transfer from Western Kentucky who also has to sit out next season. In the 2019 recruiting class, Kevin Cross is a 6-foot-8 forward from Little Rock, Arkansas, and Yvan Ouedraogo is a 6-foot-9, 260-pound forward from France. Matej Kavas, also 6-foot-8, is an immediately eligible graduate transfer from Seattle University.
Of Nebraska’s 13 scholarship players, 11 did not play a minute for Nebraska last season, and eight are transfers from other schools.
— Derrick Walker (@derric__k) May 15, 2019 Close
Fred Hoiberg, center, and his wife Carol Hoiberg, left, arrive for a press conference.
Nebraska Director of Athletics Bill Moos, left, Nebraska football coach Scott Frost, Jane Green, and her husband, University of Nebraska Chancellor Ronnie Green, arrive for a press conference
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