Former Providence Friars center Paschal Chukwu is set to transfer to a different program, and it looks like there is one in particular that wants him badly.
According to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, the 7-foot-2 post player is set to visit Nebraska today before heading to Kansas and then Iona.
A former four-star recruit from Westport, Connecticut, Chukwu averaged 2.6 points and 2.4 rebounds over 9.9 minutes per game at Providence last season. Whenever he decides on his next destination, he will have to sit out a year and then have three seasons of eligibility remaining.
In terms of Nebraska, the Huskers would be an ideal destination for Chukwu. The team’s leading rebounder last season was 6’7″ rising senior Shavon Shields, who only pulled down six per game. Nebraska also did not have a solid shot blocker on the roster, despite having 6’11” benchwarmer Kye Kurkowski and 6’10” rising sophomore Jake Hammond.
Now let’s throw Chukwu into the mix, assuming he does decide to take his talents to Lincoln. The Huskers would go through another season with Shields controlling the glass, assuming that Hammond doesn’t see an increase in minutes, and then would suddenly have a great addition to the post for the 2016-17 campaign in Chukwu.
In the blink of an eye, Nebraska could easily be back in the right direction in terms of being an NCAA Tournament contender.
Of course, Chukwu’s decision is far from official at this time, but Campus Sports will update it as more information becomes available.
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