Posted On: 10/28/18 2:54 PM

This fall, Zack Paulsen has been a very busy young man. The hard-working 6-foot-4, 180-pound wing from Curtis High School has been helping out the Vikings fight for a playoff berth, but he’s also been active in figuring out his college future. The latter part has been taken care of as on Sunday, Paulsen announced on Twitter that he’ll be staying close to home.

Paulsen will be playing his college basketball at Seattle Pacific. “Definitely it was my relationship with the coach, the team, and the new teammates that are going to come in as well,” Paulsen said. “That was probably the big deciding factor. Also I see myself competing to play next year. They’ve historically been a high-level program at the D-II level and what they’ve shown to me and told me is that I’ll get a chance to go and play and do my thing and that really interested me.”

Paulsen made the decision for the Falcons over offers from numerous other programs, notably Point Loma Nazarene, Central Washington, and Division I Binghamton. He made an official visit to Seattle Pacific and that helped him cement his choice.

“My visit was great – they treat their recruits well and I had a great time,” Paulsen said. “I love the campus and I love the area. It’s not too close to home but not too far away so my family could come and watch.”

Paulsen is excited about the opportunity to play again with Washington Supreme AAU teammate Shaw Anderson of Kelso, who had committed to Seattle Pacific previously. But with his decision made he’s going to focus on finishing out football strong and then it’s onto his senior season where he’s hoping for big things. “My goal is to get All-State,” Paulsen said. “That’s what I’m shooting for this year.”

Paulsen currently ranks as the #14 player in the PrepHoops Washington Class of 2019 rankings.