Beavers sign Schalow during early signing period
Friday, November 13, 2009

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The Bemidji State men’s basketball team announced today the signing of Jake Schalow (G, Sherwood, Wis.) to a National Letter of Intent during the early signing period. Schalow will play for the Beavers starting the 2010-11 season. He is the second player to be inked by head coach Matt Bowen during his four years at Bemidji State.

All signees are contingent upon admission to BSU and compliance with NCAA rules, including certification by the NCAA Eligibility Center.

Jake Schalow • Guard • 6-4 • 190 • Sherwood, Wis. • Kaukauna High School

Schalow is one of the top high school shooting guards in the state of Wisconsin, ranked No. 31 in the class of 2010 in Wisconsin by He averaged 11 points and 2.7 rebounds per game during his junior campaign, guiding the Galloping Ghosts to a 14-8 record. His strong basketball mind and spot-on shooting from beyond the arc earned him Fox Valley Association All-League Honorable Mention honors. Schalow played last spring and summer for the traveling squad, the Wisconsin Blizzard.

Personal: He is the son of Mike and Dawn Schalow...Born July 24, 1991...He is a proposed secondary education major and has aspirations to become a coach...His father is the head boy’s basketball coach at Kaukauna High School.

“We are very excited about adding Jake to our team for next year,” Bowen said. “Jake is an extremely talented shooter and will fit into the goals this program is trying to achieve. We hope he can help fill a void left by our only senior, Seth Haake.”

Schalow will join current Beaver freshmen Lance Rongstad (G, Eleva, Wis.) and Mason Walters (G/F, Milton, Wis.) as Wisconsin natives. Freshman David Berthene (F, Lakeville, Minn.) is the other player under Bowen to be signed during the early period.

The Beavers went 0-2 in exhibition play against the University of Wisconsin and the University of North Dakota. BSU begins the regular season at the Viterbo Pepsi Tournament, Nov. 20-21, in La Crosse, Wis.

Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).