Saturday is a big recruiting day at Memorial Stadium.

For the basketball team.

Fred Hoiberg and his newly announced coaching staff will host four official visitors this weekend as the Huskers begin the process of reshaping their roster.

The most recognizable name is Jervay Green, a top-five rated juco talent who committed to the previous staff. The other three are transfers, one from Oklahoma State and two from UNLV, who fit the mold of what Hoiberg looks for in his front-court players — mid-sized forwards with the ability to stretch the floor.

Below is a quick look at all four visitors.

Jervay Green

6-foot-3, 210-pound guard from Western Nebraska Community College

The Denver native's upcoming decision will be a critical point in Hoiberg assembling his first recruiting class. He'll announce his choice Monday.

Green averaged 23.6 points per game on 54.7% shooting from the field and 39% shooting from three-point range. He had a school-record 51-point game with 10 three-pointers this season and also had games of 44, 38, 31 and 30 points. He scored 38 and hit seven three-pointers in the Cougars’ season finale.

He was named the NJCAA co-Region IX Player of the Year after finishing as the No. 8 juco scorer in the nation. His 286 made field goals were second in the country. He also averaged 5.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game.

Maurice Calloo

6-foot-9, 225-pound forward from Oklahoma State

The former three-star recruit was dismissed from Oklahoma State in January after an alleged vandalism incident in Stillwater. He then said he was transferring to Cleveland State before reversing course and reopening his recruitment.

He originally chose the Cowboys over offers from Florida, Illinois, Mississippi State and Kansas State, and averaged 2.5 points and 1.6 rebounds while playing about 11 minutes per game before his dismissal.

Joel Ntambwe

6-foot-9, 210-pound forward from UNLV

Had an impressive freshman season for the Runnin' Rebels, starting all of UNLV's 31 games and averaging 11.8 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting 38.6% from three-point range.

Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua

6-foot-8, 230-pound forward from UNLV

Like Ntambwe, Tchamwa Tchatchoua just finished his freshman season in Las Vegas. He started 11 games and averaged 3.4 points and 3.5 rebounds per game while playing a little more than 13 minutes per contest.

Despite his limited minutes, Tchamwa Tchatchoua was second on the team in blocked shots and shot 47% from the field.

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Husker basketball reporter

A Ravenna native, Chris covers the University of Nebraska men's basketball team and assists with football coverage. He spent nearly 10 years covering sports at the Kearney Hub and nearly four years at the Springfield News-Leader in Springfield, Mo.

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