Basketball Penn’s Svete commits to WMU

Posted on July 10, 2012 at 1:00 a.m.

GRANGER — Penn High School’s Leo Svete has committed to a scholarship to continue his academic and basketball careers at NCAA Division I Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.

Svete announced his decision on Twitter.

The 6-foot-5 shooting guard averaged a team-high 17.6 points for the 10-13 Kingsmen as a junior last season on his way to Elkhart Truth All-Area second team and Indiana Junior All-Star North Six honors.

He shot 42 percent from the field with 26 3-pointers over 21 games — missing two others due to injury — converted 72 percent of his free throws, averaged a team-pacing 28.0 minutes and had averages of 2.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.9 steals for coach Al Rhodes.

WMU is a member of the Mid-American Conference and coached by Steve Hawkins, who is 159-132 overall in nine seasons heading up the Broncos with five MAC West titles.

Penn State, Ohio and Tulsa were among other DI schools interested in Svete, who cannot make his commitment official until November.


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