Sports Sig

Nebraska basketball landed its second graduate transfer in guard Matej Kavas Friday.  

Kavas averaged 10.3 points on 45.8% shooting along with 4.6 rebounds for Seattle last season. However, he only played 24 games as he dealt with an ankle injury. In the 2017-18 season, he averaged 15.3 points on 47.4% shooting and started in 31 of 33 games played.

Kavas will bring versatility to the Huskers. Despite standing at 6-foot-8-inches, Kavas is a guard with the ability to space the floor. Brady Heiman is the only player on Nebraska’s current roster taller than 6-foot-8-inches.

Depending on how the rest of the roster shakes out, the Slovenia native could see minutes at any position from shooting guard to power forward.

No matter where he plays, Kavas will bring shooting to Nebraska. The sharpshooter went 45.8% on 3-pointers last year and 46.4% in 2017-18.

This past season, Kavas lit up University of Nebraska-Omaha for 26 points, including a 6-9 shooting performance from 3-point range.

Kavas is the second grad transfer Nebraska landed this offseason under new head coach Fred Hoiberg, following Haanif Cheatham. Cheatham and Kavas both visited Nebraska last weekend,Cheatham committing on April 20.

sports@dailynebraskan.com