March 21, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball player Seth Wickert (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) has been named to the all-Region IV Division II District A first team and all-Arrowhead Conference second team for his play this season.
Wickert, a 6-foot-3 sophomore guard, tied for the team lead in scoring this season at 13.8 points per game. He also finished first on the team in field goal percentage (50 percent), 3-point percentage (38 percent), free throw percentage (87 percent) and steals per game (2.7). Wickert also averaged 3.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists per contest.
Wickert scored in double figures in 26 of Sandburg’s 31 games this season and helped lead the Chargers to a 19-12 overall record and as high as No. 14 in the NJCAA Division II rankings after they won just seven games during his freshman season.
Wickert scored a career-high 25 points twice during the season, Jan. 21 against Monmouth JV and Feb. 16 in an upset of nationally ranked South Suburban. He also hit a half court shot at the buzzer to force overtime in the Chargers’ Region IV tournament quarterfinal against Black Hawk.
All-Region IV Division II District A
First team — Michael Harris (South Suburban), Alec Schwab (Illinois Valley), Seth Wickert (Carl Sandburg), Duol Mayot (Black Hawk), Raheem Lemons (Kishwaukee).
Second team — Darian White (Triton), Michael Murray (Illinois Valley), Damien Enoch (Olive-Harvey), Bryce Walker (South Suburban), Kadeem Thornton (South Suburban).
First team — Patrick Onwenu (Highland), Duol Mayot (Black Hawk), Jalen Riley (Sauk Valley), Alec Schwab (Illinois Valley), Daven Ottley (Sauk Valley).
Second team — Deon Andrews (Highland), Seth Wickert (Carl Sandburg), Michael Murray (Illinois Valley), Taylor Lavery (Kishwaukee), Raheem Lemons (Kishwaukee).