Nebraska got the second commitment of the Fred Hoiberg era Friday when Seattle transfer guard Matej Kavas informed coaches that he intends to transfer to Lincoln, a source confirmed to Hail Varsity.
A career 12-point scorer with shooting splits of 46.1/44.7/76.7, Kavas will be immediately eligible.
He’s a 6-foot-8 graduate transfer originally from Slovenia (and yes, he plays out on the wing) who scored 10.3 points a game last season while shooting 45.8% from 3 (the seventh-best mark in the country). He only appeared in 24 games though, as a broken shin kept him out of the lineup for a month-plus between January and February.
As a sophomore, Kavas started 31 of the team’s 33 games, was the Redhawks' leading scorer for the season at 15.2 points per game (with 5.1 boards and 1.2 assists), led the team in scoring 11 times, scored in double-figures 28 times and scored 20 points or more nine times. It earned him a spot on the All-WAC second team.
Kavas’ commitment gives Nebraska two graduate transfers for next year’s team. He’ll join Haanif Cheatham, a 6-foot-5 guard from Florida Gulf Coast who committed to Nebraska a week ago.
Depending on what happens with junior forward Isaiah Roby and the NBA, Nebraska could have as many as four open scholarships left for next season.
Update: Nebraska made the news of Kavas’ signing official on Monday.
“We are pleased to add Matej to our program,” Hoiberg said in a release. “He is an elite shooter who has the ability to help us space the floor, which is important in our offense. Matej’s experience and versatility will be important with the number of newcomers we will have next year.”