The Nebraska men’s basketball team has another fifth-year senior transfer on its recruiting radar.
Former Missouri player Ricky Kreklow, the son of Missouri volleyball coaches Wayne and Susan Kreklow, transferred to California after playing one season with the Tigers, and now he’s transferring again to finish his collegiate career.
A source close to the Nebraska program confirmed Kreklow, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard/wing, could visit Nebraska in the coming weeks. Kreklow, a native of Columbia, Mo., told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch he’s also interested in returning to Missouri, and has reached out to new Missouri coach Kim Anderson.
Injuries marred Kreklow’s time at Cal, where he missed 35 games over the past two seasons — 24 games because of a broken foot during the 2012-13 season, and 11 games this season because of a broken hand.
Kreklow averaged 5.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists last season, after averaging 3.1 points as a redshirt sophomore with the Bears. Of the 33 games he played for Cal, 17 were as a starter.
Kreklow will graduate this semester with an undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary studies, which means he would be eligible to play immediately.
Creighton, Butler and Baylor are also showing interest in Kreklow, along with Missouri.
Nebraska has already signed one fifth-year transfer, former Georgetown forward Moses Ayegba. He’s one of three members of the Huskers' 2014 recruiting class, which also includes prep signees Tarin Smith, a point guard, and Jacob Hammond, a center.
Nebraska has two scholarships to fill for the upcoming season. Its top target now is former Tennessee signee Jordan Cornish, a 6-6 shooting guard who’s scheduled for an official visit to Lincoln on Monday and Tuesday. He’s already visited Wake Forest and is planning a visit to UNLV after coming to Lincoln.
Nebraska had also been recruiting junior college forward Deng Deng, who instead chose Baylor over the Huskers and LSU.