Mar 10, 2020 10:14 PM

Two Added to Husker Roster for Big Ten Tournament

Posted Mar 10, 2020 10:14 PM

Story by NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska men's basketball coach Fred Hoiberg announced Tuesday afternoon that Husker football players Brant Banks and Noah Vedral have been added the basketball program. Both players will accompany the team to the Big Ten Tournament and will be available for  Wednesday's first-round game against Indiana.

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown Previous School

2 Noah Vedral G 6-1 200 So. Wahoo, Neb. UCF

32 Brant Banks F 6-7 300 Fr. Houston, Texas Westbury Christian

Noah Vedral

• Served as Nebraska's backup quarterback in 2019, playing in six games with a pair of starts

• Completed 14-of-16 passes for 201 yards and rushed seven times for 21 yards and two scores vs. Indiana

• Started his career at UCF under Coach Frost, playing in eight games as a true freshman as the Knights went a perfect 13-0

• Named the Lincoln Journal Star Co-Athlete of the Year in 2017, as he played football, basketball and track at Bishop Neumann High School

• Played four years of basketball, helping the school to three C-1 state titles and a 98-16 record

• Two-time all-state pick who totaled 1,286 points and 267 career steals

• Averaged 13.6 ppg as a senior and 14.1 ppg as a junior, leading Bishop Neumann HS to back-to-back state titles

Brant Banks

• Redshirted in football in 2019, but took advantage of the rule allowing up to four games, as he saw action at offensive tackle in NU's win

over Maryland

• Was a first-team all-district honoree at offensive tackle as well as a second-team all-district pick on the defensive side of the ball at

Westbury Christian High School in 2018

• Averaged 11.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game as a junior, as he did not play as a senior as he enrolled at Nebraska in January of 2019

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Two Huskers Honored by Big Ten

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Husker men's basketball players Cam Mack and Haanif Cheatham were recognized by the Big Ten, as the conference announced its 2019-20 awards Monday afternoon.

Mack was an honorable-mention selection by the media after averaging 11.6 points, 6.8 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game in Big Ten play. He ranked second in the conference in assists per game and assist-to-turnover ratio (2.7-to-1). He totaled four double-doubles in conference play, highlighted by the first triple-double in school history in a win over Purdue on Dec. 15.

Cheatham was Nebraska's nominee for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award for his contributions on and off the court this season. One of only two seniors on the 2019-20 roster, Cheatham led the Huskers and ranked 14th in scoring in Big Ten play at 13.1 points per game. He also ranked third in the Big Ten in steals (1.3 spg) in conference play while adding 3.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, as he started all 20 Big Ten contests. Cheatham reached double figures in 15 of 20 conference games, including a trio of 20-point efforts.

The Huskers open Big Ten Tournament action on Wednesday evening, as Nebraska takes on Indiana. Tipoff is set for 25 minutes following the conclusion of the first-round game between Northwestern and Minnesota. The game can be seen on BTN and heard on the Learfield IMG College Husker Sports Network.