The Sauk Valley Predators announce a new player to their organization, Mike Rose, a shooting guard from Eastern Kentucky. At 6’5 and 200 lbs. Mike was in the top 20 in two categories in the NCAA (scoring and 3 point percentage). He was also 16th in the nation in scoring at 20.2 ppg and from the 3-point land. Mike’s strengths are his shooting ability, his understanding of the game and his athletic ability. He had huge games his last year for the 12-9 Eastern Kentucky team. He scored 33 points and 9 rebounds vs. Cevenant, 31 points and 5 rebounds vs. Tennessee State. His double-double was against Tennessee-Martin where he scored 24 points with 11 rebounds.
Mike went to Neuquavilley High School in Naperville, IL and went on to win the Conference championship as a junior and senior and was names all-state, all-conference and all-area while playing high school ball. He was recruited by UNLV, Washington State, many local colleges and of course Eastern Kentucky. Mike made a wise choice in selecting a school that could best showcase his talent and prepare him for the next level at Eastern Kentucky.
At Eastern Kentucky Mike averaged 20.4 points per game, 6.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals while shooting 49% from the 3-point line. He is an excellent shooter who has been productive throughout his career. Scores the ball within the offense and doesn’t force shots. Has the ability to play the point guard position but is not a true point guard.
“We’re really excited to have Mike join our team, and he already fits into the environment”, “he was able to get the feel of our home game crowd within the first two days”, stated Leah Grenoble, Owner and Director of Operations. “His host family was ready and willing to get him into their home and start following his talent”.
The Sauk Valley Predators’ next game is away on Friday night vs. the Chicago Muscle. Individual and season tickets can be purchased online at www.saukvalleypredators.com. You can also view the other Predator players and full schedule.
The Predators are part of the Premier Basketball League’s Central Division along with the following teams; Chicago Muscle, Central Illinois Drive, Indiana Diesels and the St. Louis Phoenix. The PBL’s Eastern Division includes the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Steamers, Dayton Air Strikers and the Rochester Razorbacks. For more information please visit www.thePBL.com.
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