Pinder finds a home

Nebraska picked up a commitment on Monday morning when they landed an Australian native.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers continue to try and re-stock the roster with talented pieces. Due to the fact that they don't have a defined home talent base with which to recruit, Nebraska has done a good job of mining other areas, and the latest player is Australian native Keanu Pinder.

Pinder is a 6-foot-8 power forward who is now at Bel Aire (KS) Sunrise Christian Academy. Pinder committed to Nebraska, and Sunrise coach Kyle Lindsted says the Huskers are getting a very talented prospect.

"Keanu is very athletic," said Lindsted. "He has some skill and really shoots it and passes it well. He has to get stronger around the rim, but he is a hard worker and a really nice kid."

Nebraska assistant Chris Harriman used his connections from Australia to land Pinder, and Pinder is considered one of the better players from the country.

Pinder is a member of the Australian national team and is seen as someone with tremendous upside.

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