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Where’s the Best Fit For South Dakota State Transfer Baylor Scheierman?

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After announcing just last week that he’d narrowed his list of prospective transfer destinations to ten programs, 2021-22 Summit League Player of the Year Baylor Scheierman has reportedly cut to just five teams and will consider offers from only Arkansas, Clemson, Creighton, Duke, and Nebraska.

While Scheierman continues to test the NBA Draft process and was invited to this summer’s NBA G League Elite Camp, it’s also been reported that he’ll have a final decision on his transfer landing spot coming next week.

Averaging 16.2 PPG, 7.8 RPG, and 4.5 APG, the 6-foot-6 guard has become one of the most coveted additions to join this offseason’s transfer portal, and while speculation originally persisted that Scheierman would join Kansas and Bill Self all changed following today’s reports.

Particularly as Scheierman’s interests for a prospective program became more apparent including his desire to be a team’s number 1 option and not so much a supporting role player, it became obvious that schools like Kentucky and Kansas couldn’t offer him what he wanted. 

But for the Aurora, NE native, it’s also been reported that he always wanted to play in-state while growing up which gives two schools on his final list a big opportunity here in Creighton and Nebraska, located in Omaha and Lincoln respectively. 

It’s currently believed that Creighton is out of scholarship offers and would have to move players around to bring Scheierman onboard and for that reason, the Cornhuskers seem the better fit at the moment. 

Not only can Nebraska meet the on-court interests Scheierman and his agent have expressed but head coach Fred Hoiberg has spent the offseason bringing in solid transfer pieces that could work very efficiently behind Baylor running the floor. This includes former top-100 prospect and Alabama forward, Juwan Gary and fellow Summit League standout, Sam Griesel who averaged 14.3 PPG and 6.6 RPG for NDSU last season, both of which should heavily attract Scheierman to Lincoln.

 

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