Posted On: 02/27/18 12:05 PM
Five-foot-11 guard Tommy Jensen of Lakeville North has stepped into the point guard spot for the Panthers and led the team to a 20-4 record. Next up, the playoffs.
“So far our season has went great,” Jensen said. “We are currently 20-4 and looking to finish the regular season strong.
“Things are looking good for us heading into the rest of the regular season and playoffs. Our goal is always to win a section championship and ultimately to win state. I believe we have a really good shot at doing that this year.”
North has went to state six straight seasons and they are hoping to extend that streak to seven.
Jensen is scoring 10.4 points per game as a junior playing a key role on a balanced team that has nine guys that can be depended on to score two or three times per game (or more of course).
Tommy is a key ingredient in keeping the ball spread out to all of those options.
“When I look at my junior year playing compared to last year, I believe I’ve really grown as a leader and running the offense as a point guard. Also my ball handling has improved a ton compared to last year.”
Between playing well for the Panthers and having a strong 16u campaign with WOTN, Jensen has put himself in front of several interest college programs for the future.
“At this point for colleges, I’ve talked to a lot of D2 and D3 schools,” Jensen said. “The schools that I talk to the most are Saint Johns, Jamestown, UW River Falls, Augustana, and Sioux Falls.”