Nebraska head coach Tim Miles has wasted no time, not only trying to round out the 2012 class, but focus on 2013 and 2014 players as well. Wednesday was all about the current class and the Huskers benefited from a visitor being on campus.
"Yes sir, I committed to Nebraska," said Serbian center Sergej Vucetic. "It was almost everything that made me want to go there. The facilities, the people, the new coaches, really everything."
Vucetic, 19, played for AIM Prep in Wisconsin last year, averaging he reports close to 19 points and 14 rebounds a game.
"I think I will fit in really well, because they need a big guy like me that can play the four or the five. I can really play either," said Vucetic. "I'm a Euro player. I can play with my back to the basket, I can shoot, I really can do everything."
The Serbian product has been playing on the CAPS All-Stars AAQ squad and was seen by Coach Miles and crew last month in a tournament in Indiana.
"If I had to make a comparison, he's a Pau Gasol clone," said CAPS head coach Chris Kostouros. "That type of body, that type of length, long, athletic, and skilled. He's got a great IQ for the game and has a great upside with a huge ceiling."
It's Kostouros opinion that Vucetic could become an elite talent at Nebraska.
"It's normal to have a transition period," said Kostouros, who played at the University of Dayton and professionally for AEK Athens Greece. "You can't expect a guy who just came from Europe and never played at the level to step in and be an impact player. He will help the team in a short term and be a possible all-league player one day."
Vucetic is fully qualified and will hit campus late summer.