The Nebraska women’s basketball team picked up its fourth overall commitment for the 2018 recruiting class Monday night when Moorhead (Minnesota) guard Sam Haiby announced on Twitter she was committing to the Huskers.
Haiby averaged 18.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.7 assists in varsity games for Moorhead. According to the Fargo Forum, Haiby had offers from Minnesota, Arizona and Creighton, among other schools.
She plays for the North Tartan AAU girls basketball club; another Husker 2018 commit, Kayla Mershon, also plays for North Tartan.
Haiby has also been a pitcher on the Moorhead baseball team. Yes, baseball.
NU now has four commits for the 2018 class: Haiby, 6-1 Mershon, 6-0 Leigha Brown and 6-2 Ashtyn Veerbeek, who is currently ranked the nation’s No. 51 player by ESPN. Merhson is also a top 100 prospect according to ESPN.
All four of Nebraska’s 2018 commits are from within the Big Ten footprint.
Former Husker walk-on, Fremont star Rylie Cascio Jensen transferring to South Dakota State
Former Nebraska walk-on and Fremont guard Rylie Cascio Jensen is transferring to South Dakota State.
“I just feel like they have a winning culture with an experienced staff, and I related to the girls on the team there really well,” Cascio Jensen said. “It just seemed like the best option for me.”
Cascio Jensen, an All-Nebraska selection with Fremont in 2016, played in all 29 games for NU this past season, averaging 2.3 points and 1.2 assists per game.
Cascio Jensen chose the Jackrabbits over a handful of schools from across the country, ultimately deciding between UNO and South Dakota State.
“I wanted to find a program that was closer to home — at the same time one where I felt we could win quickly.”
South Dakota State finished last season 23-9 overall and 12-4 in the Summit League.