Hoiberg Taking Huskers to Italy for European Games

Nebraska Basketball Coach Fred Hoiberg and Husker players Haanif Cheatham and Dachon Burke Jr. met with the local media Tuesday afternoon to preview the Huskers’ upcoming trip to Italy.

Hoiberg hit on several topics, including points of emphasis during the Huskers’ summer workouts, the development of Burke and junior guard Thorir Thorbjarnarson, his thoughts on several of the Husker newcomers and what he is looking for at this point in the team’s development.

With so many new faces and new system, Hoiberg has seen progress from his team, and knows his team has a ways to go before its first game in Italy next month.

The Huskers will spend nine days in Italy, visiting Rome, Florence and Como while balancing sightseeing and basketball on the trip. Nebraska will play four games on the trip, facing Stella Azzurra Academy (Aug. 5) and Italian Select (Aug. 12), as well as two games against Silute BC, a club based out of Lithuania (Aug. 7-8).