BRR profile: Moses Abraham

The Georgetown post transfer could provide a big presence in the paint for the Huskers.

Moses Abraham

Year: Senior

Height: 6-foot-9

Weight: 250 pounds

2013-14: The Nigeria native logged 31 games for Georgetown, averaging 1.9 points and 2.8 rebounds a game over 13.1 minutes a contest. His biggest contribution came in the post, as he blocked 23 shots on the year.

After spending four years with the Hoyas, Abraham earned an economics degree and decided to work on his graduate studies elsewhere, leaving him one year of eligibility. His relationship with former Georgetown coach and Nebraska assistant Kenya Hunter was crucial in getting the center to Lincoln.

2014-15 Outlook: Abraham’s role entering the season was expected to be big, but it got even bigger after a summer ACL injury to Leslee Smith, one of the few Husker post presences last season. While Abraham doesn’t need to be a scorer, he must provide a solid rebounding effort and shot-block potential in the paint.

“First off, you don’t want to see your teammate get hurt. It’s not about me, it’s about all of us and our ability to step up,” Abraham told Big Red Report. “Leslee brings energy to the team, so we need to all fill that role. It can’t be just one person.

“I bring aggressiveness and energy to the team. I feel that’s the strongest part of my game.”

With Abraham available as a true center, head coach Tim Miles is looking forward to being able to tinker with the lineup, going big or small as needed.

“He provides us a veteran physical presence on the interior, and he can affect the game on the defensive end with his rebounding and shot-blocking,” said Miles. “When building a defense from the inside out, you are looking for a player who can protect the rim and be an anchor, and we think Moses can do that for us. We also think he has the tools to improve on the offensive end and believe he has a chance to flourish in our system.”

His teammates agree.

“That guys brings the defensive edge in the post that we really need,” said guard Terran Petteway. “He goes after every rebound, block shots, and sets hard screens.”

Unlike a normal junior college big, Abraham brings D-1 experience to the court for the Huskers from a program with a winning standards. He was a crucial land this offseason.

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