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#12 Mike Peltz
Position: Guard
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 199
Year: Junior
Hometown: Alliance, Neb.
High School: Alliance
Other College: Western Nebraska CC
Experience: Junior College
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2013-14 (Outlook)
Senior Mike Peltz quickly became a fan favorite after walking on to the Husker team in October of 2012. The 6-foot-3 guard played in 14 contests and provided NU with a spark off the bench despite playing through a painful knee injury which eventually required season-ending surgery. Peltz went through rehabilitation in the offseason and returned for the start of fall practices, although he is being eased back into action. Peltz is the strongest player on the roster with a bench press of 380 pounds while carrying 5.3 percent body fat. He is an ultimate glue guy who will do anything to help the Huskers win.

2012-13 (Junior)
A late addition to the Husker basketball roster, Peltz proved to be a valuable backup before undergoing knee surgery. The 6-foot-2 guard played 14 of the Huskers' first 16 contests, averaging 2.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.1 points per game in over 15 minutes of action per contest. He missed the second half of the season after undergoing a patella tendon debridement on his left knee in late January of 2013.

Peltz contributed mainly during non-conference action, as he saw double-figure minutes in each of his first 11 contests and in 12 of his 14 outings, including a season-high 22 minutes against Kent State on Nov. 24. In that game, he grabbed a season-high six rebounds, one of seven games with at least two rebounds. He also played 21 minutes against USC on Dec. 3, grabbing three rebounds and dishing out two assists. Peltz's career best in assists came in the Sun Bowl Invitational on Dec. 22 when he had four assists in NU's 89-75 win over Central Michigan. He scored a season-high four points at Oregon on Dec. 15. His only appearance in Big Ten play was an eight-minute effort against Wisconsin on Jan. 6.

Before Nebraska
Peltz was a two-year captain at Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff, Neb., playing for Coach Russ Beck. As a sophomore in 2011-12, Peltz 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. One of five players who are playing Division I basketball this season, 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. Offensively, he reached double figures seven times, including a season-high 20 points against Lake Region State College. As a freshman, he averaged 7.0 points, 2.4 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game in 29 contests. Peltz also excelled in the classroom, carrying a 3.83 GPA and had the highest GPA among male athletes at WNCC.

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. He earned district MVP and honorable-mention all-state honors by the Lincoln Journal Star. Peltz was also a Class B all-state selection as a junior, averaging 19 points per game, as he led Class B in scoring in both his junior and senior campaigns. A three-year starter, Peltz totaled over 1,000 career points in high school. He also played football as a wide receiver, earning all-conference honors before missing most of his senior year because of an injury. He also garnered academic all-state honors in each of his final three years at Alliance High School.

Personal
Mike Peltz is the son of Terry and Yvette Peltz and was born on Feb. 12, 1992, in Alliance, Neb. He has three older brothers, Al, Butch and TJ. Butch was a four-year starting safety at Nebraska-Kearney in football who ranks among the school's career tackle leaders, while TJ also played basketball at Western Nebraska CC for a season and served as an assistant coach at the school. Mike chose to walk on at Nebraska after receiving scholarship offers from nearly a dozen Division II programs, and chances to walk on at other Division I programs. He is majoring in business administration at Nebraska and is on track to graduate in August of 2014.

  Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2012-13   14-0  213  15.2  14  .286  .667  12  .500  22  29  2.1  29  17  15  16  1.1 
TOTAL  14-0  213  15.2  14  .286  .667  12  .500  22  29  2.1  29  17  15  16  1.1 
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