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2013-04-26 Abe Barwegen is first to join ONU Men's Basketball 2013 recruiting class
Abe Barwegen

Abe Barwegen first to join ONU men's basketball 2013 recruiting class

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013 at 7:58 AM
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The Olivet Nazarene University men's basketball program and Head Coach Ralph Hodge have signed their first member to the 2013 recruiting class: Abraham 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 list.

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.