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Two Husker football players added to basketball program

Posted: 2:28 PM, Mar 10, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-10 15:28:17-04
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska men's basketball coach Fred Hoiberg announced Tuesday that Husker football players Brant Banks and Noah Vedral are added to the basketball program and will accompany the team to the Big Ten Tournament.

The players will be available for Wednesday's first-round game against Indiana.

See info from Nebraska Athletics on the players below.

Noah Vedral
• Served as Nebraska’s backup quarterback in 2019, playing in six games with a pair of starts
• Completed 14-of-16 passes for 201 yards and rushed seven times for 21 yards and two scores vs. Indiana
• Started his career at UCF under Scott Frost, playing in eight games as a true freshman as the Knights went a perfect 13-0
• Named the Lincoln Journal Star Co-Athlete of the Year in 2017, as he played football, basketball and track at Bishop Neumann High School
• Played four years of basketball, helping the school to three C-1 state titles and a 98-16 record
• Two-time all-state pick who totaled 1,286 points and 267 career steals
• Averaged 13.6 ppg as a senior and 14.1 ppg as a junior, leading Bishop Nuemann HS to back-to-back state titles

Brant Banks
• Redshirted in football in 2019, but took advantage of the rule allowing up to four games, as he saw action at offensive tackle in NU’s win
over Maryland
• Was a first-team all-district honoree at offensive tackle as well as a second-team all-district pick on the defensive side of the ball at
Westbury Christian High School in 2018
• Averaged 11.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game as a junior, as he did not play as a senior as he enrolled at Nebraska in January of 2019