University of Nebraska Basketball Coach Tim Miles announced Thursday that junior college transfer Mike Peltz (Alliance, Neb.) has been added to the 2012-13 roster for the start of practice on Oct. 12.
Peltz is a walk-on who has two years of eligibility remaining after spending the last two seasons at Western Nebraska Community College.
"We are pleased to add Mike to the team and he is a valuable addition," Miles said. "I've known Mike for a long time and tried to recruit him to Colorado State. He is a very smart player who will fit into our system and the style we want to play very well."
Peltz spent the last two seasons playing at Western Nebraska Community College for Coach Russ Beck. A two-year captain, he averaged 7.5 points, 6.2 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game in helping WNCC to a 26-7 record and the school's first national ranking since 2005. Peltz ranked fifth nationally in the NJCAA in assists and had a 3.5 assist-to-turnover ratio running an offense which featured five players that averaged double figures. He had 10 games with at least eight assists, including a season-best 15 assist effort against Oglala Lakota College when he also had 12 points and 10 rebounds. It was one of three triple-doubles he recorded during his junior college career. He also excelled in the classroom, classroom, carrying a 3.83 GPA and had the highest GPA among male athletes at WNCC in 2011-12.
Peltz played at Alliance High School, where he averaged 23 points, eight rebounds and four assists per game as a senior for Coach Michael Baker to earn district MVP and honorable-mention all-state honors by the Lincoln Journal Star. A three-year starter, Peltz totaled over 1,000 career points in high school.