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Petteway meeting with Miles postponed

Petteway meeting with Miles postponed

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LINCOLN — Terran Petteway's meeting to discuss his Nebraska basketball future with coach Tim Miles — scheduled for Tuesday — has been indefinitely postponed.

Petteway, a two-time All-Big Ten selection, has returned to Galveston, Texas, to visit his mother, Miles said Monday. Joetta Petteway is battling cancer for a third time.

Since season's end, Petteway has considered giving up his senior year to declare for the NBA draft. A decision was expected early this week. Coaches can go back out recruiting late this week.

Nebraska learned last week it will have two scholarships open for 2015-16 after junior Walter Pitchford declared for the NBA draft and freshman guard Tarin Smith said he will transfer.

The Huskers have offered a scholarship to 6-10 power forward Michael Edwards of John Glenn High in metro Detroit. Edwards also has offers from Georgia, where he made a visit, along with Pittsburgh, Kansas State, SMU, Auburn and Marquette.

Sources close to the situation said Nebraska is working with Edwards to secure a campus visit, but contrary to Internet reports hadn't finalized a trip or date as of late Monday afternoon.

The Huskers, sources said, are gathering information on but not yet fully recruiting two possible fifth-year graduate transfers — 6-9, 223-pound Tyler Harris from Providence and 6-9, 245-pound Rafael Maia from Brown.

Harris, who began his career at North Carolina State, started 35 games for Providence a year ago, averaging 11.6 points and 5.1 rebounds. This season, he started 11 games, averaging 10.4 and 4.0.

Maia, from Brazil, averaged 9.9 points and 8.7 rebounds this season. He has led the Ivy League in rebounding three straight seasons and was first in field-goal percentage (53.8 percent) this season.

The spring signing period begins April 15.

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