FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Clackamas Community College post player Max Jacobsen has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Northern Arizona University in the fall and play basketball, Head Coach Mike Adras announced.
“He played for a great junior college coach in Coach Clif Wegner and really developed this season,” said Adras. “He had a breakout year and received great tutelage from a coach who has been doing this a long time.”
Jacobsen averaged 22 points per game and 8.0 rebounds, while shooting 68 percent from the field. He was named the Southern Region MVP and led his team to a region championship and 20-8 record. He scored a season-high 46 points and grabbed 19 rebounds against Yakima Valley, posting five double-doubles on the season and scoring 20 or more points 15 times.
“We are excited to get him,” said Adras. “He is a great student. We see him as someone who can score and play in the low post. He can score around the basket and also step out and shoot a 15-footer and make shots.”
The Lake Oswego, Ore., native originally signed with Portland State out of high school before transferring to Clackamas. He played in three consecutive Three Rivers League championships at Lake Oswego High School, teaming with NBA standout Kevin Love during his freshman season on team that finished second at state, losing to a South Medford team that was led by Duke star Kyle Singler. Jacobsen lettered three times and was named first team All-Three Rivers League. He was also a member of the Oregon Lords AAU team.
He plans on majoring in engineering at NAU and three years of eligibility remaining.
Jacobsen joins three high school perimeter players signed by Adras in the fall during the early signing period, including point guard James Douglas of Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, Calif., and wings Colin Gruber of Harbor High School in Santa Cruz, Calif., and Daniel Cheek of Corona Del Mar High School in Newport Beach, Calif.
2010-11 Northern Arizona Recruiting Class
Max Jacobsen, F, 6-8, 230, Lake Oswego, Ore. (Lake Oswego/Portland St./ Clackamas CC)
James Douglas, G, 6-0, 175, Orange, Calif. (Orange Lutheran)
Colin Gruber, G, 6-3, 173, Santa Cruz, Calif. (Harbor)
Danny Cheek, G, 6-4, 180, Newport Beach, Calif. (Corona Del Mar)