Gopher Signee Limar Wilson Starts Year Strong

Limar Wilson, a 5-foot-11, 160-pound guard from Northeast (NE) CC who signed with Minnesota in the early signing period, is off to a strong start this season. He is averaging 22 points per game. Wilson is considered one of the top JC playmakers in the country and will give the Gophers some needed backcourt depth with the graduation of Vincent Grier, Adam Boone and Maurice Hargrow.

Limar Wilson had 26 points as he made 10 of 14 shots from the field and three of four from three-point range as they won their home opener over Cloud County (2-1) 91-74 in Norfolk, Nebraska last night. He added eight assists and three steals and had just two turnovers.

Northeast went on a 15-2 run that broke the game open, taking a 28-18 advantage with 10:17 left in the first half. The Hawks built the margin to 16 points before settling on a 49-34 edge at the break. Cloud closed to within 11 points twice in the first four minutes of the second half, but Northeast pulled away to take its largest lead at 77-51 with 9:41 to play and coasted for the win.

Wilson had 16 points and 10 rebounds in their 106-89 loss to Lake Region State (3-0) in the North Dakota State College of Science AmericInn Classic Sunday. Northeast led the game 48-45 at halftime before being outscored by 20 points in the second half.

Wilson had 24 points as he made four of 10 from three-point range in their 72-71 loss to North Dakota State College of Science Saturday. Ex-Gopher Miles Webb scored 32 for North Dakota State College of Science in the win.

Northeast faces Iowa Central CC in the Hawks Classic Tournament Friday. They will face Iowa Lakes CC Saturday night.

Wilson averaged 10.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game as the Hawks finished 18-13 last season. Wilson shot 57.3% from the field and 75.6% from the line and 45.4% (10 of 22) from three-point range. He had an impressive 91 assists to 35 turnovers ratio and had 24 steals and five blocked shots in 17 contests.

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