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Husker target Adama Sanogo commits to UConn, leaves Huskers with one open scholarship

Husker target Adama Sanogo commits to UConn, leaves Huskers with one open scholarship


Nebraska target Adama Sanogo committed to Connecticut on Tuesday, leaving NU with an open scholarship spot for the 2020-21 roster.

Sanogo will officially reclassify to the 2020 recruiting class. The Huskers had been a favorite to land the 6-foot-9 center from the New York City area, but Sanogo chose a college 150 miles from his prep school.

In the past few weeks, Nebraska has been focused on adding a big man to the roster, with Sanogo as the main priority. Now the options for the Huskers to do that before next season are slim.

Jeff Otchere, a 6-11 junior from Stony Brook whom NU contacted through the transfer portal, signed with Texas-Rio Grande Valley last week. The rest of the transfers NU had been in contact with have signed elsewhere as well.

NU did reach out to 6-11 center Gabe Wiznitzer on Tuesday. The four-star center in the 2021 class could reclassify to 2020. He’s ranked as the No. 25 power forward in the 2021 class and No. 4 in Virginia.

Nebraska could keep the final scholarship spot open with the possibility of adding a transfer this summer.

Even without Sanogo, Nebraska is adding a wealth of size to its roster next season, including 6-9 forward Lat Mayen, 6-8 Dalano Banton, 6-8 Derrick Walker, 6-6 Shamiel Stevenson and 6-5 Teddy Allen. NU will also return 6-9 Yvan Ouedraogo, who set a freshman record for rebounds last season.

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Chris Heady covers Husker football and is the Nebraska men's basketball beat writer. He started at The World-Herald in 2017. Follow him on Twitter @heady_chris. Email:

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