UNO expects to sign two guards to national letters of intent when the spring signing period begins Wednesday.
Jalen Bradley of Norfolk and Justin Simmons of Butler (Kan.) Community College have committed to scholarship offers from the Mavericks.
The 6-foot Bradley averaged 21.9 points per game and led Norfolk to the state tournament.
"I've always wanted to play Division I basketball and play in the NCAA tournament, and both of those are possible by choosing UNO," Bradley said.
Bradley said UNO was the only Division I school to offer a scholarship, but said that he had walk-on possibilities with Creighton as well as from South Dakota and South Dakota State of the Summit League, of which UNO is a member.
Simmons is a 6-3 Milwaukee product who averaged 16.7 points while playing in the prestigious Jayhawk Conference for Mike Bargen, the Lincoln East product who is part of an esteemed Nebraska family of coaches.
Bargen said Simmons didn't yet have any other Division I offers, but several schools had increasing interest as signing day drew nearer.
"I felt comfortable around UNO," Simmons said. "And I didn't want to go somewhere else where I didn't feel comfortable."
UNO, which signed high school guard Marcus Tyus of Anoka, Minn., in November, still has three scholarships available.
Coach Derrin Hansen said Monday that after postseason meetings with players last week, the scholarships of Isiah Gandy, Bill Freeman and Mitchell Farr wouldn't be renewed. Tyler Egli, another scholarship player last year, has been asked to stay as a walk-on for his senior season.
Gandy, Freeman and Farr were all in and out of the playing rotation at various points during UNO's 11-18 season.
The 6-3 Gandy was a projected starter before a preseason knee injury sidelined him, and he wound up appearing in 18 games and averaging 3.1 points. The Boys Town product had joined the program and redshirted in 2010-11 after one season of junior college.
The 6-4 Freeman, a junior college transfer, averaged 4.0 points in 23 games. The 6-2 Farr, a true freshman, also appeared in 23 games and averaged 3.6 points.
During the season, Freeman served two one-game suspensions for violations of team rules. Gandy sat out one game for violating team rules.
Hansen can't comment directly on his new recruits until receiving signed letters of intent. UNO expects to host several potential recruits this weekend.
"We're still looking for a little bit of everything," Hansen said. "We need another guy at the point, we need a wing of some sort and we need a big. We play four (perimeter players) out and one in, and we're still looking to do that, so we'd be interested in anybody who would fit for us, whether it was a junior college or a high school player."
Bradley said he'll move to Omaha as soon as school ends to start taking classes and working out with future teammates. UNO had started recruiting him when it was still a Division II school.
"I'm a good shooter and I can handle the ball," Bradley said, when asked to evaluate his game. "I need to work on my quickness and my agility on defense."
Simmons grew up in San Diego and played pick-up basketball in Milwaukee against UNO backup point guard Jacques Coleman, whom he unexpectedly bumped into during his recruiting visit.
"I'm more of a driver than anything," Simmons said.
Bargen, who also coached former Nebraska wing Caleb Walker at Butler, said Simmons is a scorer and is a different player than Walker, even though both play the perimeter.
"Justin's game is speed and finesse, and Caleb is big and powerful," Bargen said. "They're both very good players, but Justin really had to carry the load for us a lot more than Caleb, who was one of six players we had that played Division I. Justin is the only Division I guy we had this year."
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