Husker Update: New recruits join NU in Wrestling, Basketball

Wrestling

The Nebraska wrestling team added a transfer from a conference foe Saturday as coach Mark Manning announced that Liam Cronin will join the Huskers as a graduate transfer for the 2020-21 season.

Cronin, a 125-pounder, spent the first three seasons of his college career at Indiana.

Cronin has won 41 matches in his career, including 17 this past season as he finished fifth at the Big Ten championships and earned a bid to the NCAA championships, which were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Orange, California, product was an under-23 World Team Trials Greco-Roman champion in 2019 and finished third in Greco-Roman at the under-23 national championships in 2018.​

Basketball

The Nebraska men’s basketball added Eduardo Andre through a National Letter-of-Intent on Friday.
Andre, a 6-foot-10, 220-pound center from London, England, played at AZ Compass Prep during the 2019-20 season. Andre, who chose NU over offers from Illinois, Maryland and Texas A&M among others, averaged 10.3 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.9 blocks per game as a senior.

A three-star recruit by both 247 Sports and Rivals, he was ranked among the top 200 seniors in the country by 247 Sports. Prior to his transfer to AZ Compass Prep, Andre was rated among the top 10 recruits in Texas in the class of 2020.

Andre who didn’t begin playing competitive basketball until he was 14 years old, played two seasons of basketball at Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, where he averaged 12.3 points, 11.5 rebounds and 4.3 blocks per game during his junior campaign. For his efforts, he was named the District 11-5A Defensive Player of the Year. He played AAU basketball with the Dallas Mustangs program.

Andre joins a recruiting class which includes grad transfer Kobe Webster (Western Illinois), transfers Kobe King (Wisconsin), Trey McGowens (Pittsburgh) and Trevor Lakes (University of Indianapolis) and junior college transfers Teddy Allen (Western Nebraska CC) and Lat Mayen (Chipola College).

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