A “shared understanding” of basketball in Nebraska led Xavier CJ Wilcher to move to Lincoln Men’s Basketball
Wilcher is considered an elite shooter and high-ranking three-point shooter. He was a four-star Top 150 recruit who graduated from Plainfield, New Jersey high school nationwide.
While last season he scored an average of 3.3 points for Xavier in around 10 minutes per game, Wilcher should be an important part of the Musketeer’s rotation in the future.
He is now expected to have an impact on Hoiberg and Nebraska.
“I feel like I can learn a lot from (Hoiberg) in preparation for the next step in my career. I think I fit in well with the system. He was a shooter when he played and he gets shots for his boys and I think I fit in well, “said Wilcher.
I want to thank my coaches at Xavier for welcoming me with open arms and my teammates for welcoming me as a brother! This was a tough decision, but when that is said, I will commit to the University of Nebraska! Go Huskers !!! 🌽 @HuskerHoops
– CJ Wilcher (@CJWilcher) March 26, 2021
“He also lets the guys act out mistakes and be able to play for others as well as for themselves. I think that fits my game.”
While his stats at Xavier didn’t jump off the side, Wilcher was most productive in the Musketeers’ last two games of the season. He had his only start of the year in Xavier’s regular season finale against Marquette on March 6, and ended with 10 points, while he went 4 on 9 from the field and 2 on 5 from the three-point area in 32 minutes.
Four days later, Wilcher was playing 20 minutes off the bench when Xavier lost to Butler in the Big East tournament and scored seven points.