Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Former Generals Named Eurobasket Player of the Week

(Nitra, Slovakia) - Former Sheridan College Generals J.R. Cadot was named the Eurobasket.com Player of the Week after helping his team, Nitra, come close to defeating league opponent Komarno. Cadot lead the way with a game-high 26 points, adding six rebounds and seven assists for Nitra as his team was edged out by Komarno (#2, 3-1) 95-91. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Nitra moved-up to 3rd in the Slovakian Extraliga with a 3-2 record on the season. Nitra currently sits .5 games behind Komarno and 1.5 games behind the league leader

In the team's last game Cadot had a remarkable 54.5% 2-point field goal percentage. He has turned to be Nitra's top player in his first season with the team. The Texas Christian University graduate is league's top scorer, averaging 18 ppg. Cadot is also in the league's top rebounders (8th best: 6.2rpg), and assists (7th best: 3.2apg). A key contributor in several other areas, Cadot also averages 1.4bpg, 2.4spg, 61.9% FGP and 43.8% from behind 3-point line.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Western Illinois Nabs General

(Sheridan) - Tate Stensgaard, a 6’8 Sheridan College red-shirt freshman committed to Western Illinois University to continue his basketball career. A Rapid City, South Dakota native, Stensgaard red-shirted the 2011-2012 season for the Generals and will play his freshman year this season.

“Western Illinois is a great place. I’m really excited to play for Coach Molinari,” said Tate. “He is a great coach and will be able to help me grow as a player and a person. Playing for Sheridan College has helped me get to this point. Coach Smiley and Magrino have helped me improve my game tremendously, and Sheridan has opened up so many new doors for me in my life”

Coach Smiley had this to say about Tate: “We’re really, really excited about Tate getting the opportunity to move on to the Division 1 level after playing this year here at Sheridan. Tate is one of the great success stories of junior college basketball in general, going from a player that wasn’t recruited really at all out of high school due to his location and the lack of recruitment in a small state, to now getting the opportunity to move on to the NCAA D1 level. Tate bought in to the redshirt concept last year, added 27 pounds of muscle and refined his game, and he’s turned into a really good player. I can’t say enough about the importance of Coach Magrino’s help in developing Tate last year while he sat out, and I’m really excited to see how Tate will help our Sheridan team this year and the Leathernecks for the next three years. He is a tremendous person, student, and asset to our community and I’m sure he’ll do the same at Western Illinois.”

Western Illinois finished last season with a 19-15 record, advancing to the championship game of the Summit League tournament before falling to South Dakota State in overtime.  Western Illinois then went on to the College Basketball Invitational tournament where they lost to Oregon. Tate will continue his career at Western Illinois as a sophomore for the 2013 season.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Generals Participate in Sheridan Reading Program

The Sheridan College Generals took place in the B.E.A.R. program on October 11th, 2012 at Sagebrush Elementary School in Sheridan, Wyoming.  The B.E.A.R., Be Excited About Reading, is a national program that helps support children in their efforts to become better readers by building an exciting environment that entices them to read.  A group of men’s & women’s basketball players from Sheridan College recently took place in one of the school wide “read-a-thons”. The read-a-thon students are rewarded for their efforts by given the opportunity to read with local high school and college students. 

Assistant Coach Dan Magrino had this to say about the experience: “Anytime we can get out in the community and show our support for a great cause such as B.E.A.R. we are excited about the opportunity.  Our guys are role models to the youth in the community, and emphasizing the importance of furthering your education is something that we pride ourselves in.”

The Generals will be in action next weekend October 19th & 20th at the Casper College Jamboree in Casper, Wyoming. The Generals open regular season play on November 2nd & 3rd in Gillette, Wyoming at the Gillette College Tournament.