The Olivet Nazarene University men's basketball program and Head Coach Ralph Hodge have signed their first member to the 2013 recruiting
Barwegen, a 6-foot-2 guard from Vicksburg, Mich. He played at Vicksburg
High School and finished a great prep career in March.
His high school career was highlighted by this
year's selection as a Detroit Free Press Top 100 and All-State Honorable
Mention following his senior season. He also was an All-Wolverine Conference
selection three times, Bankhoops All-State twice, Kalamazoo All-Area Dream Team
in 2013 and Kalamazoo All-Area Honorable Mention in 2012.
He was also a team captain as a senior, team MVP in
2012 and 2013, and Vicksburg’s leading rebounder as a junior and senior.
As a senior, Abe averaged 18.4 points, 5.9 rebounds,
1.9 assists, 1.8 steals, shot 81.5 percent from the free-throw line and 37.9
percent from the three-point line. He also accomplished career highs of 30
points and 12 rebounds as a senior. He finished his career at Vicksburg with
1,189 points and 132 made three-pointers, both first on the school’s career
He played for an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)
team, ACB Hoops, between his prep seasons. He had the opportunity to
travel with his team to tournaments all over the Midwest.
At Olivet, he will be asked to play the guard position. He is the first to join the recruiting class of 2013.
Abe also competed in three
others sports while at Vicksburg: football for three years, baseball for two
seasons and track his senior year.
He finished with an overall 3.3 GPA, was honored on
the Dean’s List, and will study business administration at Olivet. He and his
family attend the Chapman Memorial Church of the Nazarene of Vicksburg. Also,
his father, Mike, played for Coach Hodge from 1985 to 1988.