LINCOLN — A month ago, Nebraska basketball coach Tim Miles wasn't sure how many of his five available scholarships for 2013 he would give out.
But at the current rate, they'll be gone soon. Miles on Tuesday secured a third oral commitment in the past 11 days — Tai Webster, a point guard on the New Zealand national team.
Webster, listed on various websites at 6-foot-1, 6-2 or 6-3 and from 175 to 190 pounds, is the youngest player ever to make his country's national team. He turned 17 on May 29.
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Other U.S. schools offering scholarships to Webster, according to Rivals.com, were Hawaii, LSU, Pitt, St. Mary's, SMU, Virginia and Wake Forest.
Webster's dad, Tony, was considered a legend in the New Zealand professional league. His older brother, Corey, also has played on the national team.
Other Nebraska commitments for 2013-14 are Nick Fuller, a 6-7 wing from Sun Prairie, Wis., and Nate Hawkins, a 6-5 guard from Dallas.
NU also has two transfers who must sit out for a year and won't be eligible until 2013-14 — 6-10 Walter Pitchford from Florida and 6-6 Terran Petteway from Texas Tech. Omaha point guard Deverell Biggs also is expected to redshirt this coming season.
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