LINCOLN — Three of the four members of Nebraska’s 2013 men’s basketball recruiting class are enrolled for the first session of summer school or are in the process, coach Tim Miles said Wednesday.
Those on track to be in class Monday are 6-foot-6 freshman Nick Fuller from Sun Prairie, Wis.; 6-5 freshman Nathan Hawkins from Garland, Texas; and 6-8 junior Leslee Smith from Seward County (Kan.) Community College.
The Huskers’ fourth recruit, freshman Tai Webster, is still in New Zealand, Miles said.
The 6-3 guard, considered the top prospect of the class, has been playing professionally in New Zealand without pay. He also has been taking college entrance exams.
On May 3, Webster tweeted: “The lady that supervises the SAT test knows me on a first-name basis. ... I’ve done it that many times.”
Whether Webster arrives in Lincoln for the July 15 second summer session, the Aug. 26 start of the 2013-14 school year or at another time is unclear.
Miles said his recruiting focus has moved to the Class of 2014. The Huskers currently have two scholarships available for 2014. A 2013 prospect who visited NU but didn’t get an offer — 6-10 Mikael Herbert from Finland — signed with Tulane.
Nebraska also is still searching for an assistant coach to replace Ben Johnson, who left for Minnesota. Miles said he hopes to have an announcement by the end of the month.
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