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Miles Tabs Top Hoya Assistant for open Coaching Spot

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It's normal for a top assistant who's been at a major program who's been to five NCAA appearances in six years, spent most of the previous season in the top ten and was a #2 seed in the NCAA tournament to jump to a middling, though potentially up and coming, team who finished under .500, and hasn't made an NCAA appearance since 1998, let alone having never won an NCAA game, right? No?! Well, Tim Miles just got Kenya Hunter to do it.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Kenya Hunter named Assistant Coach at Nebraska<a href="http://t.co/hcY6LIatHB" title="http://m.huskers.com/mobile/ViewArticle.dbml?atclid=208290460&amp;DB_MENU_ID=&amp;SPSID=&amp;SPID=&amp;DB_OEM_ID=100">m.huskers.com/mobile/ViewArt…</a></p>&mdash; Tim Miles (@CoachMiles) <a href="https://twitter.com/CoachMiles/status/344118975170506754">June 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Head Coach Tim Miles tweet made the announcement, the Husker Hoops team has found their new assistant to replace Ben Johnson who left for Minnesota. Miles tabbed lead Georgetown Assistant, Kenya Hunter for the role. Hunter has been an assistant at Georgetown since 2007 and is described as being instrumental to Georgetown's success in his time there in both offensive and defensive game planning. He also has extensive recruiting ties in the North Carolina area.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Ron Bailey of <a href="http://t.co/33Zhh45ZgN" title="http://HoyaReport.com">HoyaReport.com</a> tells me Kenya Hunter had very good recruiting inroads in the North Carolina region. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Huskers">#Huskers</a></p>&mdash; Sean Callahan(@Sean_Callahan) <a href="https://twitter.com/Sean_Callahan/status/344125140205965312">June 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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In his time at Georgetown he helped develop top ten NBA picks Roy Hibbert, Greg Monroe and Otto Porter who is expected to be a top five pick in this year's draft. The Hoyas have also won two Big East titles and made NCAA appearances in five of his six seasons there. Hunter also has experience in the ACC with two stints at NC State as well as stints at Xavier and Duquesne.

On the surface, the Miles appears to have scored a major coup lurring a top assistant from a team that was a #2 seed in this years NCAA tournament to Nebraska. That doesn't happen very often. While it doesn't appear as though Hunter will be bringing any recruits with him for this current season, but the Huskers should benefit from his extensive experience and recruiting ties. Hunter will join the Husker staff June 17.