Tai Webster

New Zealand's Tai Webster (left) drives the ball under the pressure of Macedonia's Vlado Llievski during an Olympic qualifier basketball game in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, July 3, 2012.

AP file

Tim Miles has another member of his 2013 recruiting class.

I've confirmed that New Zealand point guard Tai Webster on Tuesday committed to Nebraska, making him the third player to say yes to Miles in the last 11 days.

Webster, at 17 years old, is a rising star, having become the youngest player to ever make his country's national team.

The 6-foot-2 Webster averaged 13.5 points for the New Zealand national team at the Olympic Qualifying Tournament while shooting 52.5 percent from the field, including 62.5 percent from three-point range.

Webster’s club team, the Auckland Pirates, advanced to the New Zealand National League championship final, a game which saw Webster score 42 points.

LSU, Pittsburgh, Saint Mary’s, Virginia, SMU and Wake Forest are among other schools that have offered Webster, according to Rivals.com.

Webster will graduate from high school in November, which is also when he can sign his national letter of intent. One possibility would be for Webster to then come to the United States and play a semester of basketball at a prep school, then join the NU program for the 2013-14 season.

Webster will make his official recruiting visit toward the end of November.

Other members of the 2013 recruiting class are Wisconsin shooting guard Nick Fuller and Texas combo guard Nathan Hawkins.


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