Latest Northwestern Recruiting Class has Chicago Area Feel

On National Signing Day, Northwestern Wildcats head men's basketball coach Bill Carmody
announced the signing of guards Tre Demps (San Antonio, Texas/Ronald
Reagan) and Dave Sobolewski (Naperville, Ill./Benet Academy) and
forward Mike Turner (Chicago, Ill./University of Chicago Laboratory
High School) to National Letters of Intent.

"We are excited to welcome Dave, Tre and Mike to our basketball
family," Carmody said in a public statement released by the University.

"We are excited to welcome Dave, Tre and Mike to our basketball
family," Carmody said in a public statement released by the University.

"All three young men are stellar students and we feel like we hit a
home run in addressing specific positional needs on the court. With the
loss of a four-year starter at the guard slot in Michael "Juice" Thompson,
we are thrilled that we were able to add two lead guards who will help
us right away. Additionally, we are excited to add size and
athleticism to our frontcourt."

Demps' father, Dell, played three seasons in the NBA and is currently the New Orleans Hornets'
GM. Tre averaged 19.2 points, 4 assists and 4 rebounds per game as a
junior while earning first-team all-district honors. He saw his stock
rise over the summer thanks to his stellar play while competing for
Pump N Run and was named one of the top players at the LeBron James Skills Academy by ESPN's Jay Bilas.

Sobolewski was recognized as the player of the year by the East Suburban Catholic Conference as well as the Naperville Sun. The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association tabbed Sobolewski a second-team all-state selection while the Chicago Tribune honored him as a third-team all-state pick.

"Dave is a natural leader who exemplifies all the qualities we need
our guards to have," Carmody said. "He's tough, he's smart, he's a
winner and he makes shots. He is definitely not afraid to tell guys
where to go on the floor and guys love playing with him. We expect him
to make an immediate impact for us next year."

Turner, a 6-foot-8 forward, provides the Wildcats with another
Chicago area recruit. He possesses a great deal of athleticism and
averaged 18.6 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.2 blocked shots per game
during his junior season to earn first-team all-conference honors. His
efforts helped lead University of Chicago Laboratory High to the first
regional championship in school history and has become the school's
first individual to earn a basketball scholarship from a Big Ten

Northwestern opens their season Friday when they travels to Northern Illinois.

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