LINCOLN — Yvan Ouedraogo — a 2019 power forward from Bordeaux, France — announced his commitment to the Huskers Sunday on Twitter.

The 6-foot-8, 230-pound Ouedraogo officially visited Nebraska in April and chose NU over Georgia Tech and TCU. Ouedraogo is immediately eligible, and gets Fred Hoiberg that much closer to finalizing his roster.

As it stands, Nebraska has 11 players on scholarship, nine of whom are on track to be eligible next season. Western Kentucky transfer Dalano Banton must sit for one season, and Isaiah Roby has until May 29 to decide if he’ll return from the NBA draft. If he is done at NU, Nebraska will have three open scholarships.

Ouedraogo’s commitment is the second of the weekend. Nevada transfer Shamiel Stevenson signed with Nebraska on Friday, becoming the fifth transfer to join the Husker program since Hoiberg was hired. Stevenson currently has to sit out the fall semester, though Nebraska will likely request a waiver seeking immediate eligibility.

Ouedraogo, at 17 one of the youngest players in the 2019 class, officially visited Vanderbilt and TCU this spring. Playing with the French national team at the 2018 FIBA U16 European championship, he averaged 12.7 points and 9.7 rebounds. During international play in 2018-19, Ouedraogo shot 47% from the floor, primarily inside the arc. But he did shoot 60% from 3-point range.

Nebraska has plenty of international flavor in the 2019-20 roster. Banton and Stevenson are originally from Canada. Seattle University transfer Matej Kavas is from Slovenia, and Thorir Thorbjarnarson is from Iceland.

With Ouedraogo’s frame, he could fit at the 5 spot for Hoiberg. NU has three other 6-8 forwards, but one is Roby, who may not return; one is Banton, who has to sit out next season; and the other is Kavas, who is primarily a 3-point shooter.

Nebraska’s next chance for a commitment is likely Kevin Cross, a 6-8, 240-pound high school senior from Little Rock, Arkansas, who visited Nebraska this month.

He’ll announce his choice Wednesday from among Nebraska, Oklahoma State and TCU. Cross is a low-profile recruit — without a 247Sports or Rivals page — but he averaged 29 points per game as a senior, which grabbed the attention of Hoiberg and his staff.

Chris Heady covers Husker football and is the Nebraska men's basketball beat writer. He started at The World-Herald in 2017. Follow him on Twitter @heady_chris. Email: chris.heady@owh.com.

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