Trevor Mbakwe Gaining More Interest

Trevor Mbakwe, a 6-foot-8 sophomore power forward from St. Paul (MN) Henry Sibley, scored 20 points and grabbed 19 rebounds in the Warriors' 48-47 Classic Suburban opening win over Simley. Mbakwe had 14 points and ten rebounds in the second half as the Warriors rallied from a 22-14 halftime deficit. He is considered one of the top players in Minnesota among the Class of 2007 along with Bloomington Jefferson center Cole Aldrich.

Trevor Mbakwe played last week in front of Marquette head coch Tom Crean and Michigan assistant Chuck Swenson as he finished with 25 points and had 10 rebounds in their 76-46 win over Farmington. He followed that performance with 33 points and 20 caroms in their 62-48 nonconference victory over St. Paul Highland Park.

Mbakwe has received a scholarship offer from Marquette and Iowa State and Mbakwe recently attended the Illinois-Wake Forest game with his mother. He is also receiving interest from Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Colorado, Valparaiso and Purdue. Mbakwe is averaging 25.8 points per game as the Warriors are off to a 5-2 start.

Mbakwe is an outstanding rebounder who has made great strides in his game. He needs to continue to expand his range, finish better around the hoop and continue to get stronger, but Mbakwe has an excellent upside. Henry Sibley is a young team with three sophomore starters under head coach Tom Dasovich. The Warriors play in the competitive Classic Suburban Conference, where they will have to face talented teams like Richfield (with Ray and Travis Brown), St. Thomas Academy (Bryce Webster), Tartan (Urule Igbavboa) and Mahtomedi (Troy Evangelist).

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