Top end talent
The depth is untested, but few teams in the Big Ten will be able to match Nebraska's starting five when it comes to raw skill. James Palmer, Isaiah Roby and Isaac Copeland will all play high-level professional basketball, whether it's in the NBA or an elite overseas league. Glynn Watson is a four-year veteran at point guard who gives the Huskers a reliable option in tight, late-game situations. And Thomas Allen is a former four-star recruit who played his best last season against Nebraska's best opponents. Nebraska will have a chance in every game it plays as long as those five are on the floor.
A chance for history
If things go according to plan, Nebraska will be playing very meaningful basketball in February and March. This is a NCAA Tournament-caliber team, with the talent to win games if it gets there.
Nebraska's tallest player, 6-foot-11 Brady Heiman, is just as comfortable at the three-point line as he is in the lane. Every other player on the roster stands between 6-foot and 6-foot-9. It's a team full of players comfortable playing, and guarding, multiple positions, with the ability to score from multiple spots on the court. Tim Miles has a lot of interchangeable pieces, and that versatility could come in handy on nights when NU's offense isn't firing on all cylinders or foul trouble throws a wrench into defensive plans.