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Nebraska Basketball Inks Oklahoma Center Jacob Hammond

It's signing day for every sport other than football and the Husker men's basketball team signed what they hope is a big piece of their future.

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Tim Miles said in his post game show after the season opener vs. Florida Gulf-Coast that his basketball team had a chance to be pretty good but was a big man away from being really good.  With today being the opening of the early signing period, Miles and his staff hope that Comanche, OK center Jacob Hammond can be that guy.

Hammond, a 6' 10" center played his junior season in Bel Aire, KS averaged 12 points for a team that was ranked #6 in the country by  During AAU play after his sophomore year, he averaged 14 points and 15 rebounds and six blocks per game.

Said Miles in a release from the athletic department, "He has excellent size and length. He is a great kid who wants to get better and better. I was very impressed with him all summer. He plays in a physical manner and has excellent athleticism," something this program dearly needs as it continues to develop and climb the ladder in the rigorous Big Ten.

The Huskers still have one more scholarship to fill for the next recruiting class and under Big Ten rules can sign one more beyond that.