Posted On: 08/29/18 7:17 PM
In watching WOTN this 17u season there were times where Tommy Jensen would create and score in an explosive way of separation that had me wondering who I was watching. It was definitely the talented Lakeville North PG.
“Some of the things I learned from this year that will help me moving forward was that, I thought I learned how to score better during the Grassroots season and also how to break down the defense to get great low post looks for our bigs,” Jensen.
Jensen said it better than anybody else could of. He’s not just a talented shooter and handler that led his team to state, Jensen is also a player that we expect to be a consistent strong second option to Tyler Wahl in an even bigger way. For WOTN it was Jensen who was the scoring option when the possession broke down and a play needed to be created.
WOTN went 36-18 last year with headlining wins over the OSA Crusaders (who spent some time nationally ranked), the Minnesota Fury, and Minnesota Comets. The games were memorable but like most other guys, that last trip to Las Vegas will always stand out.
“The top memories I have of our season were our trip to Vegas and really growing a great bond with all the guys on the team,” Jensen said.
A keep part of the WOTN team was Jensen, Eli Mostaert, and Tate Staloch: all players from the North Panthers. Lakeville North earned third at state in 17-18 with a 27-5 record and many of their key pieces return.
“As far as this winter we have four returning varsity players last year and a really good bunch of seniors. We really believe we have a good chance to get back to state and win the whole thing.”
In a wide open year I wouldn’t bet against this Panthers who have been a constant in the state tournament. Also this winter Tommy has to decide where he wants to play college basketball.
“In terms of recruiting I’m in contact with St. John’s, St. Thomas, and Jamestown the most,” Jensen said.