Peter Rohlwing is another highly regarded recruit that Hammel has added to the team.

When he signed a national letter of intent to join the Huskies in April, 1992, the 6-foot 8-inch, 214-pound center was part of the No. 1 mid-level recruiting class in the nation, according to the High Potential Recruiting Service.

“We went right down to the wire against some pretty good schools,” Hammel said. “We were fortunate to get Peter.”

Coming out of Central High School in Clifton, he averaged 18.5 points, 9.9 rebounds and 5.4 blocks per game as a senior. Overall he rewrote the school record book, setting single-season records in points (537) and blocks (146), while producing single-game records in blocks (12) and rebounds (23).

In 29 games he put up 392 shots and made 238 of them (.607). He led his team to a 25-4 record and their first-ever Class A “Sweet 16” appearance.

He was named team captain and MVP by his peers as well as First-team All-River Valley and league MVP.

Rohlwing made Third-Team Illinois Coaches Association All-State (1991-92).

All of this while graduating No. 8 in his class with a 4.5 GPA.

“With four years left, Peter will be a big-time player before he gets out and I can guarantee that,” Hammel said. “His work ethic is strong, and he is extremely conscientious on his game on and off the court.”

With Rohlwing on the court, very few inside shots by the opposition will go uncontested. That’s if they can get a shot off at all.

He will also be another threat for the Huskies on the boards.