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Existing relationships, trust in coaches led sought-after Pitt transfer McGowens to choose Husker hoops

Pittsburgh guard Trey McGowens reacts following a basket against North Carolina during the second half in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in January.

Pittsburgh's Trey McGowens plays against North Carolina in a February game in Pittsburgh.

The value of strong relationships in recruiting has never been more important than it is right now.

And the Nebraska men's basketball team is seeing the benefits of those relationships.

Trey McGowens, a highly sought-after transfer from Pittsburgh, announced Saturday afternoon he was committing to the Huskers.