Trevor Mbakwe Switches High Schools

Trevor Mbakwe, a 6-foot-8 forward who recently committed to Marquette, has transferred from Mendota Heights (MN) Henry Sibley to St. Paul (MN) St. Bernards, according to activities director Kathy Weyandt Jackson. Mbakwe had been considering Minnesota before deciding on the Big East school.

Trevor Mbakwe averaged 21.2 points per game this past season as he led the Warriors to a 17-11 mark. He scored in double figures in all but one game (nine points versus North St. Paul) and had 20 more points in 15 of his 26 contests. Mbakwe averaged 24.3 points and 13.6 rebounds per game as a sophomore and was named first-team All-Metro by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Mbakwe briefly transferred to Marietta (GA) Wheeler last fall, but returned to Minnesota in September. There had been talk that he could be playing for Wheeler again this season, but since they started school in august Mbakwe decided to transfer to St. Bernard's instead.

Mbakwe started the AAU season playing for the Howard Pulley Panther program, but switched to the World Wide Renegades, which played in the Reebok Big Time Tournament in Las Vegas.

Mbakwe helped lead Henry Sibley to a 16-11 mark as a sophomore. He was invited to the 2005 Nike All-American Camp, but elected to bypass the event. Mbakwe played in the recent Reebok ABCD Camp.

Mbakwe picked Marquette over Miami, Michigan, Illinois and Cincinnati. However, it is thought that Mbakwe might have to spend a year at a prep school before moving to Marquette.

St. Bernard's finished 22-7 this past season, losing to Maranatha 67-63 in the Section 4AA finals, one game short of the state high school tournament for the second straight year.

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