Lincoln —University of Nebraska Men’s Basketball Coach Tim Miles has announced the addition of Tim Wagner to the Husker basketball roster for the upcoming season. Wagner is a 6-foot-3 guard who hails from Galesville, Wis., and he will join the team as a walk-on when classes begin in August.
Wagner played high school ball for his father Mark at Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School, lettering four years and totaling 1,354 points, 249 rebounds, 280 assists and 83 steals. As a senior last winter, Wagner averaged 23.8 points per game, was the Winona Daily News Boys High School Player of the Year and the Coulee Conference Player of the Year, leading G-E-T to a 20-5 record and an appearance in the sectional finals. He was chosen as a Division 3 all-state pick as a senior, a season highlighted by a 41-point effort against Blair-Taylor. As a junior, he earned honorable-mention all-conference honors, averaging 14.1 points and 3.1 assists per game as G-E-T went 26-2 with a state runner-up finish after reaching the state tournament for the first time in more than 50 years. He played AAU ball with the Wisconsin Jets for Coach Matt Majkrzak.
The relationship between Miles and the Wagner family dates back nearly three decades when Miles and Mark Wagner were both students at the University of Mary in North Dakota.
“Tim Wagner is a guy who’s dad was one of my best friends in college,” Miles said. “I’ve known his dad, Mark, since 1985. When Mark came to me and said ‘Would you consider Tim?’ I said, ‘Absolutely. This guy’s like blood.’ He’s a good player. He’s that prototypical non-scholarship guy you want who could maybe have an impact on your program.”
Wagner also excelled in the classroom, posting a 3.95 GPA and was an academic all-state selection in basketball. A four-year academic all-conference pick in basketball, he will major in math education at Nebraska.
The son of Mark and Nancy Wagner, Tim is the second Wisconsin native in this year’s freshman class, joining Nick Fuller from Sun Prairie, who signed with Nebraska during the 2012 fall period.