Husker Basketball Notebook:
Richardson and McCray to Graduate on Saturday
Seniors Brandon Richardson and Toney McCray will be among the 82 current or former Husker student-athletes going through graduation ceremonies Saturday morning at the Devaney Center.
Richardson, who won the Jack Moore Award as Team MVP in 2011-12, led Nebraska in assists and steals while also chipping in 7.0 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. McCray was a two-year starter who was second on the team in both scoring (9.9 ppg) and rebounding (4.6 rpg) as a senior. Both players will receive their degrees in sociology. The pair played a part in helping the Huskers to three postseason appearances during their tenure at Nebraska.
Two other members of the Husker basketball program, managers Brent Menke and Monte Ritchie, will also participate in Saturday's graduation ceremonies.
Walker, Richardson to Play in Charity Basketball Game
Brandon Richardson and Caleb Walker are among the former Husker student athletes scheduled to appear in Eric Warfield's Charity Basketball game tonight (Friday). The game starts at 7 p.m. at Lincoln High and proceeds from the game will benefit Lighthouse of Lincoln, an after-school program that offers middle and high school students academic support, evening meals and enrichment/recreational activities during non-school hours. Other former Huskers scheduled to appear include Jared Crick (FB), Alfonzo Dennard (FB), Marcel Jones (FB), Dominique Kelly (WBB), Brooke Delano (VB) and Tara Mueller (VB).
Miles Hiring Recognized as One of College Basketball's Best
One day after being recognized as one of college basketball's best hires of the off season by ESPN.com, Tim Miles' hiring was also chosen as one of the best hires of the year by SB Nation. Nebraska and South Carolina, which hired Frank Martin from Kansas State, were the only programs to receive an A grade by the outlet as eight schools were featured.