Nebraska hopes foreign trip can help young players grow

The Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball team has never been one with a ton of success. The team made the NCAA Tournament in 2014, but that was the first time they had made it since 1998. Head coach Tim Miles knows his team is riddled with young, inexperienced players, but he and the rest of the program hopes that their upcoming trip overseas will help change that.

According to College Basketball Talk, the Cornhuskers will be taking a ten-day trip to Spain in the middle of August. This will help the team prepare for the upcoming season as well as being able to build team morale and give their young players the experience they so desperately need.

Ed Morrow, a freshman forward, and Bakari Evelyn, a freshman guard, both had minor offseason foot surgery this summer, and they will probably benefit the most from the trip. Jack McVeigh, an Australian forward, is also hoping to join the team overseas upon getting a Visa. He has been taking online classes at Nebraska over the summer.

The team is hoping to improve on a disappointing 13-18 record in 2014-15, so adding some good pieces around Shavon Shields is the first step in the right direction. If the team can do that, the Cornhuskers may just be a sleeper team in the Big Ten conference this year.

The Husker open up the season on November 14 when they host Mississippi Valley State.

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