Pleasant Valley standout Michael Sharpe will continue his basketball career at Wilkes University.
Sharpe, who was an All-Mountain Valley Conference and Pocono Record All-Area first-team pick last winter, was a two-year starter for the Bears. The 6-foot-5 Sharpe averaged 13.3 points per game last winter, helping PV qualify for the District 11 Class AAAA playoffs for the first time in four years.
Here is a release from Wilkes:
WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes University head coach Jerry Rickrode has announced that Michael Sharpe has joined the men’s basketball recruiting class for the upcoming 2011-12 season.
Sharpe, a 6-5 forward who played at Pleasant Valley High School averaged 13 points and five rebounds per game as a senior this past season. He brought home multiple honors during his senior year, being named first team by the Mountain Valley Conference, Pocono Record and (Lehighton) Times News.
“Michael has a great upside and played extremely well down the stretch of his high school career,” Rickrode said. “He has the ability to score in the post as well as being able to step out and stretch the defense.”
The Colonels, who have made it to the conference postseason 16 times in the last 19 seasons, tip-off 2011-12 on Nov. 15 when they host Penn State Hazleton in the Marts Center.