UPDATE: 2013 Men's Basketball Recruiting Class
Courtesy: Western Illinois Athletics  
Release: Monday 12/02/2012
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LEATHERNECKS SIGN THREE: Head coach Jim Molinari and the men’s basketball program signed three players during the early signing period this fall in: Jabari Sandifer (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley), Garret Covington (Edwardsville, Ill./Edwardsville) and Tate Stensgaard (Rapid City, S.D./Stevens).

Below is an update on how each is doing so far this seaosn.


Garret Covington (Edwardsville, Ill./Edwardsville)

Covington and the Tigers of Edwardsville High School are 5-0 on the season, and after winning the Waterloo (Ill.) Thanksgiving Holiday Tournament with victories over hosts Waterloo (54-38), Gateway Tech (98-67), Highland, Ill. (66-40), and Mater Dei (60-44), most recently downed Collinsville, 66-43. Covington is averaging 18.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game this season, while shooting 59.6% from the field and 58.6% from three.

Edwardsville's schedule and results can be found

Jabari Sandifer (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley)

Sandifer and the Wildcats of Neauqua Valley are 6-0 this season after winning two this past week, first versus Metea Valley High School, 38-36, followed by a 59-46 victory over Neuqua Valley High School. Through the six games this season Sandifer is averaging 14.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game.

Neuqua Valley's schedule and results can be found HERE.

Tate Stensgaard (Rapid City, S.D./Stevens)

Stensgaard and Sharidan College, where he is a redshirt freshman, are 9-1 overall this season. In the Generals most recent game, a victory over Colorado Northwestern, Stensgaard finished with a game-high 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting, and pulled down a game-high 17 rebounds. He is averageing 12.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game through 10 games this season.

Sharidan College's schedule and results can be found HERE.


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