New coach from Nebraska Fred Hoiberg he did not waste time to go to work after his official presentation on Tuesday, since he and the badistant coach Matt Abdelmbadih I flew to Scottsbluff, Nebraska, to meet with 2019 Western Nebraska C.C. Signed Jervay Green on Wednesday.
Hoiberg had already been in contact with Green on the phone since he took charge of Lincoln last weekend, but the visit to his home was the first opportunity he had to sit down and expose his vision at 6 feet 3, 210- guard of the pound
According to Green, that first face-to-face introduction could not have been much better.
"The meeting was great," Green said. "It definitely made me feel better with my decision, so I'll have more updates on that probably tomorrow night or Friday."
Green said that the predominant message of Hoiberg and Abdelmbadih was that they saw it as an ideal fit in the type of system they wanted to run with the Huskers.
Considered as possibly the best college prospect in the country, Green averaged 23.6 points per game, while shooting 54.7 percent from the field and 39 percent from behind the goal.
A player who loves to push the pace in an offensive manner and thrives on the perimeter, it's easy to see why Hoiberg made Denver, Colorado, an absolute priority.
"He wanted me to just trust him and trust the process," Green said. "He said he has a plan and really believes that Nebraska, as a team, we can go far, so just believe in him and believe in what he is doing …
"I was saying I had some sort of NBA offense, so basically with his pace, I'm a bearish guy and he thinks it would be perfect for what they do." So, the way he wants to play and the way I play, he thinks that would fit very well. "
Just as things have happened between Green and Hoiberg from the beginning, the biggest problem for Nebraska at this moment is trying to prevent a blue blood competition from sinking and stealing its services.
Green said shortly after former head coach Tim Miles was fired at the NU, coaches from Kansas and Oregon contacted their WNCC coaches to ask about their availability.
But even though the late interest has increased, Green said that Wednesday's conversation with Hoiberg gave him many reasons to keep Nebraska at the top of his list.
"Definitely, after today and the talk we had," Green said.