Fred Hoiberg got some good news on Thursday when 2021 Mater Dei (California) big man Wilhelm Breidenbach announced his commitment to Nebraska on his Instagram page.
Breidenbach is a 6-foot-9, 210-pound forward/center from Santa Ana, California. He’s Hoiberg’s first high school commit for the 2021 class, joining junior college guard Keisei Tominaga who has been committed since last Thanksgiving.
Breidenbach is ranked 53rd in the 2021 class by ESPN, 133rd by Rivals and 146th by 247Sports. He’s 92nd overall in the 247Sports Composite with a 0.9572 ranking, making him the second-highest-rated commit to Nebraska during the 247Sports era behind only Glynn Watson Jr. in 2015 (76th, 0.9692).
Breidenbach’s ability to handle the ball and shoot from the perimeter as well as finish inside make him a great fit for Fred Hoiberg’s pace-and-space style of play.
Nebraska offered Breidenbach in June of 2019 and he was one of a handful of players who visited the weekend of Sept. 27 when Nebraska hosted College Game Day for the Huskers’ football game against Ohio State. He chose Nebraska over offers from California, USC and Vanderbilt.
With Breidenbach’s commitment, Nebraska is full on scholarships for 2021-22 barring any attrition from the current team.
Jacob is in his third year with Hail Varsity covering Husker athletics. He has also written extensively for SB Nation’s Bright Side of the Sun and The Creightonian. His love of basketball can best be described as an obsession and if you need to find him, he’s probably in a gym somewhere watching, coaching or playing hoops.