UPDATE: 2013 Men's Basketball Recruiting Class
Courtesy: Western Illinois Athletics  
Release: Tuesday 01/02/2013
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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 season.

Garret Covington (Edwardsville, Ill./Edwardsville)

Covington and the Tigers of Edwardsville High School are 12-1 on the season, and most recently went 4-0 to win the Carbondale Holiday Tournament where Covington was tabbed MVP after knocking down 23 triples and scoring 92 points in the four games. Covington is averaging a team-high 19.3 points per game this season to go along with his 7.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game. He is shooting 65.3% from the field and 69.1% from three.

Edwardsville's schedule and results can be found

Jabari Sandifer (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley)

Sandifer and the Wildcats of Neauqua Valley are 14-0 this season after earning the East Aurora Holiday Tournament crown last week. Sandifer dished out a team-high eight assists in the championship game and was named to the All-Tournament Second Team. So far 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 Sheridan College, where he is a redshirt freshman, are 14-2 overall this season, and have won five straight. In the Generals most recent game, a victory over Gillette College, Stensgaard finished with nine points and six rebounds in 26 minutes. He is averaging 12.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per game through 16 games this season.

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


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