Lincoln – Nebraska senior guard Haanif Cheatham is ranked among 10 impact grad transfers by Rivals.com analyst Eric Bossi. Cheatham is one of many new faces on the 2019-20 roster for Coach Fred Hoiberg, and is one of NU’s most experienced players with 80 appearances, including 73 starts, at the Division I level.
Cheatham, a former top-100 recruit, averaged 13.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game in 10 games before undergoing season-ending surgery at Florida Gulf Coast. He reached double figures eight times at FGCU, including a 23-point effort against South Dakota State and a 20-point outburst against Florida Atlantic.
Cheatham began his collegiate career at Marquette, where he earned freshman All-Big East honors in 2015-16 and was selected as the team’s top defender in each of his first two seasons at the school. In all, he played in 70 games in his two-plus seasons at the school, including 60 starts.
Cheatham and the Huskers will make their Pinnacle Bank Arena debut on Friday night with the Opening Night for Husker Hoops event. A crowd of in excess of 12,000 is expected for the event.