Lincoln, NE - While almost all Nebraska fan's eyes and attention will be turned on the opening football game this week for Bo Pelini and crew, it's important weekend for Doc Sadler and the men's basketball team as well.
The Huskers will host multiple official visitors this weekend. With four scholarships still open in the 2012 recruiting class, recruiting news from the basketball squad should start to heat up in the coming weeks.
One player making an appearance in Lincoln this weekend will be Michael Orris from Crete-Monee (IL). The senior once was committed to Creighton, but opened things up in late June after questioning his decision.
"The bigger conferences were just starting to recruit when he committed," said Scott Lidskin, head coach of Illinois Old School – the AAU team Orris plays on. "His dream was always to play in one of the bigger conferences, one of the high D-1 schools. So he thought it was necessary to open up his recruitment and see how much interest they had in him. They are interested and they should be."
The 6-foot-3 Illinois product has shown the ability to be a distributor, along with being a scorer. Last season at Crete, it was his job as a junior to make his teammates better – getting them open looks. This year, he will called upon to be a scorer, like he was for his AAU team this summer.
"At the next level, I am going to have to score when needed," said Orris to Scout.com. "If there is an open jump shot, I will hit it, but at the next level I am going to be setting up guys with my assists and being the true point guard leading my team to a win."
Lidskin would agree.
"He is very heady point guard. He's got good size, he's about 6-foot-3, and he's strong. He just doesn't make many mistakes on the floor," said Lidskin. "He's got great court vision, he knocks down shots, and gets to the rim. He is just a very good point guard."
Stay with Big Red Report as we will give you a full breakdown of Orris' visit after it happens.