High-scoring guard set for official visit to Nebraska as Tim Miles looks to fill roster | Men’s Basketball

LINCOLN — Nebraska’s search for a scoring guard revs up this weekend with an official visit expected from Tyler Maye of Farmville, North Carolina.

The 6-foot-2, 170-pound Maye averaged 36 points a game this season for Farmville Central High and had single-game totals of 51, 43 and 40 points. He also averaged seven rebounds and four assists.

As a junior, Maye averaged 25 points in leading his team to the Class 2A state championship and was voted tourney MVP. He was the only returning starter this season as Farmville Central finished 14-9. He scored 34 points in the game in which his team was eliminated in tourney play.

Maye has scholarship offers from Nebraska, Kansas State, East Carolina, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina and Winthrop. He has drawn interest from Virginia, Clemson and Providence.

Nebraska coach Tim Miles can’t comment on specific recruits but cited two specific needs in spring recruiting with four scholarships open.

“Regardless of anything, we need another perimeter shooter,” he said. “And now we need another big guy to help Jordy,” referring to freshman center Jordy Tshimanga.

The need for a big man has arisen from the transfers of sophomore forwards Michael Jacobson and Ed Morrow. But some help, Miles said, already is on campus from an improved Tanner Borchardt.

The 6-8, 275-pound sophomore walk-on from Gothenburg, Nebraska, was a first-team Class C-1 all-state defensive lineman, second team all-state as a basketball center and the all-class gold medalist as a shot putter.

Borchardt joined the Huskers as a walk-on just before the 2015-16 season, then left the squad in the offseason. He returned as a walk-on in February 2017.

“Tanner has excellent feet because of his football,” Miles said. “He can do some things, and now that we get a full spring and summer with him, I honestly believe…

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