6-11 Puerto Rican Center commits for 2008-09

It looks like Doc Sadler has found his last recruit for this fall -- just in time, with classes starting Monday.  Jorge Diaz, a 6-11 center on the Puerto Rican Junior National team, has committed to Nebraska.  DIaz has cleared the NCAA clearinghouse, but has not yet been admitted to the University.  Hopefully, that can be remedy quickly so Jorge can be eligible for the non-league slate.  Diaz's size is necessary in an undersized frontcourt that will be missing Aleks Maric, and likely will be without 6-10 German recruit Christopher Niemann, whose status still remains in doubt. 


Also, ESPN.com has their Big 12 Shootaround now up.  Fran Fraschilla, who regularly covers Big XII hoops, ranks Nebraska 8th in the early preseason (I don't know how Diaz would affect his ranking).  Fraschilla had this to say about Nebraska:

 8. Nebraska: Coach Doc Sadler has a bunch of relatively unknown players, but nobody plays harder and defends like the Huskers. Ade Dagunduro is a senior shooting guard who could make a name for himself.

I think 8th is fair for Nebraska going into this season.  The Huskers are going to be a wild card, and hasn't had a .500 or better conference record in a decade, so I understand putting them in that spot.  The part about hard play and defense is what I want to hear, and as the talent level continues to grow, that's going to translate into success.

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