Posted On: 01/12/18 5:06 PM
As the Mead boys basketball team continues to reload after graduating a number of talented players over the past several seasons, new faces are arriving to play significant minutes and hopefully help the Mavericks remain in the upper tier of Colorado’s Class 4A teams.
One of those players is sophomore guard Nick Jacobs, who, if he continues along his current developmental track, could end up with Division-II collegiate potential when it’s all said and done.
“He’s about six-three, and that’s about where he’s going to be,” Mavericks head coach Darin Reese said. “He’s really smooth. I don’t think there’s any question that if he wants to, he’ll play college basketball. As far as a level, I don’t know at this point. He’s got to continue to develop.
“We keep seeing flashes of what he can do when he gets going. He can shoot it, he can handle it, he can get to the basket. He’s a good jumper, good athlete. As far as a guard goes, as a sophomore, he’s the total package. He’s just got to continue to get better.”
A freshman on the Mavericks’ 2016-17 varsity team that reached the Great 8 for the second straight season, Jacobs played in five games. Now listed at 6-foot-3, 170 pounds, Jacobs is averaging 10.1 points, 2.1 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game 11 games into this 10th-grade season.
As he picks up steam and grows into his increasing role in the Mavericks rotation, however, his numbers are improving and his prospect stock could rise quickly. Over his past six games, Jacobs has averaged 13.8 points. He scored a season-high 20 points in the Mavericks’ loss to eighth-ranked Valor Christian on Jan. 2.
Jacobs also plays club basketball for the northern Colorado-based Colorado Titans organization.