Published Saturday, March 30, 2013 AT 2:47 PM / Updated at 5:33 PM
Top Husker target picks Auburn
Lee Barfknecht Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska’s top big-man recruiting target in men’s basketball committed Saturday afternoon to Auburn.

Matthew Atewe, a 6-foot-9, 230-pounder from Toronto, had narrowed his choices to NU, Auburn, Charlotte and Nevada. Atewe played this past season at Notre Dame Academy, a prep school in Fitchburg, Mass.

Nebraska’s other two offers this spring have been to 6-7 Sai Tummala from Salt Lake (Utah) Community College and 6-8 Leslee Smith of Seward County (Kan.) CC.

About Lee Barfknecht

Lee Barfknecht has won nine national writing awards from four separate organizations, and is a 12-time winner of the Nebraska sportswriter of the year award. He covers Big Ten football and basketball, Nebraska basketball and other college financial issues for The World-Herald. You can email Lee at