Matt Abdelmassih
Padding the Stats: On Carter Whitt and Nebraska's Recruiting Efforts
2 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Nebraska's recruiting efforts suffered a blow on Monday when 4-star point guard Carter Whitt chose Wake Forest over Fred Hoiberg's Huskers. Jacob Padilla examined Whitt's recruitment and where things have gone wrong for Hoiberg with highly-touted prospects through two recruiting cycles at Nebraska.
Abdelmassih Encouraged by Huskers' Progress in 2021 Recruiting
2 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
The COVD-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the college basketball recruiting calendar for the 2021 class, but despite the unique circumstances Nebraska's coaches are on solid footing with one commit already and a group of top-100 targets they've been recruiting for a long time.
Matt Abdelmassih on Pandemic Recruiting, Live Periods and More
2 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Hail Varsity spoke with Nebraska assistant coach Matt Abdelmassih to discuss recruiting during a pandemic and the value of live periods as COVID-19 has wreaked havoc with the 2020 recruiting calendar.
How COVID-19 Has Impacted Several in the Nebraska Family
3 mo ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska isn't a COVID-19 hotbed like other parts of the country, and it hasn’t been hit by the virus in ways other states have, but the Husker family has still dealt with it.
Padding the Stats: Late Signing Period Takeaways for Nebrasketball
5 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Fred Hoiberg doesn't have any high school recruits committed, but even so Wednesday marks the beginning of the late signing period and it should be a busy one for the Nebraska program with five transfers set to officially join the fold.
Relationships, Trust Key as Huskers Continue to Build
6 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Nebraska's roster continues to undergo changes as the Huskers are linked to a new transfer seemingly every other day. Assistant coach Matt Abdelmassih offered some insight into Nebraska's recruiting philosophy on an episode of Sports Nightly during the season, and it's worth revisiting now.
Husker Seniors Leave Behind Foundation of Hard Work, Resiliency
6 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
As Nebraska's two seniors get set to walk out onto the Pinnacle Bank Arena court for the final time on Sunday, Haanif Cheatham and Matej Kavas are hoping to leave behind a foundation of hard work and resiliency that Fred Hoiberg can build upon in the years to come.
Padding the Stats: What Kind of Talent Can Nebraskeball Bring In?
7 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Even in the midst of the losingest season in program history, Fred Hoiberg has shown off plenty of coaching acumen. To turn flashes into consistent success, however, Nebraska needs talent, and that's the biggest question Hoiberg and his staff have to answer: how well can they recruit to Lincoln?
Huskers Survive Second-Half Rally, Improve to 3-0 in Italy
1 yr ago by Jacob Padilla
Nebraska survived a second-half rally from Lithuanian club Silute BC on Thursday to improve to 3-0 overall and sweep its back-to-back against Silute during its tour of Italy. Nebraska dominated in the second quarter but got outscored 42-20 in the second half, resulting in a 73-70 win.
Huskers Add Derrick Walker, Transfer from Tennessee
1 yr ago by Jacob Padilla
Nebraska added another transfer to its roster on Wednesday as former Tennessee Volunteer Derrick Walker announced his commitment to the Huskers on Twitter.
New Nebraska Coach Fred Hoiberg Makes 'Sports Nightly' Debut
1 yr ago by Jacob Padilla
Fred Hoiberg made his debut on the Husker Sports Network on Thursday night, joining host Greg Sharpe for an hour to talk about his program and field calls from fans.
A Dynamic Backcourt Already Brewing at Nebraska?
1 yr ago by Derek Peterson
With Nebraska basketball talk of late being completely dominated by transfers and who’s joining Fred Hoiberg’s first Husker team, it’s easy to overlook the kids currently on the roster.
Portaling Players With Nebraska Ties
1 yr ago by Hail Varsity Staff
There are close to 700 Division I players in the transfer portal in college basketball. Here's a way to keep track of who matters to Nebraska.
Briefly in Limbo, Armon Gates' Future Is Now Clear With Nebraska
1 yr ago by Jacob Padilla
Armon Gates was left in limbo when Bill Moos fired Tim Miles, but after a two-week interview process with new coach Fred Hoiberg, Gates' future in Lincoln is clear.
Resetting Nebraska's Recruiting Board, Who to Target & How to Get Them
1 yr ago by Derek Peterson
Why are the numbers 10 and two important for new Nebraska basketball assistant Matt Abdelmassih when it comes to managing a roster? He has some reasons based on his experience.
New Basketball Assistants on Nebraska, the Huskers' Roster and More
1 yr ago by Hail Varsity Staff
Fred Hoiberg’s coaching staff is complete and on Monday, his three assistants — Matt Abdelmassih, Armon Gates and Doc Sadler — as well as special assistant Bobby Lutz met with local media to share their thoughts on Nebraska, the players still on the roster, each other and much more.
Armon Gates, Doc Sadler and Bobby Lutz Joining Hoiberg's Nebraska Staff
1 yr ago by Hail Varsity Staff
Nebraska announced Friday that former head coach Doc Sadler is returning to the Huskers as an assistant on Fred Hoiberg's new staff. Armon Gates will also be retained and Bobby Lutz will join the team as a special assistant.
Former Nebraska Coach Doc Sadler Resigns at Southern Miss
1 yr ago by Hail Varsity Staff
Doc Sadler has stepped down as the head coach for Southern Miss, paving the way for what is looking more and more like a Nebraska reunion.
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