Posted On: 04/27/19 11:12 PM
This spring, Jacob Bolger was playing things out. The athletic 6-foot-5, 180-pound forward was suiting up for Deep III and was playing well, even up into this weekend at the City of Roses Live in Portland. But when it came down to it, Bolger knew what was the best fit for him at the next level and on Saturday night, he decided to make his college commitment official.
“I’m officially committed to Pacific,” Bolger said. “Education-wise it looked good and basically their play style is one that I’m compatible with and I enjoy the type of basketball that they play.
Bolger had received the opportunity to join Pacific’s roster during the season, and while he’s liked the program from the beginning he wanted to check out any other possible opportunities that might come from one more run on the AAU circuit. The thought of going to a JC first to start his college career was also considered. But when it came down to it, Pacific had all that he was looking for.
“The coaches and the staff are all amazing – they’re young and they have big plans and big dreams for the program, which I think is up and coming and can really make some noise at the D-III level,” Bolger said. “And the guys are really nice – they’re great kids.”
Now that he’s committed, Bolger’s run with club basketball will come to an end and he knows what he’ll be working on individually to get ready for next year. “Definitely my rebounding – I think one of the main things coaches like about me is my ability to get up and get rebounds with my size,” Bolger said. “I think I’ve been focusing a little too much on my defense and my scoring ability, so to push myself to the next level and push myself my rebounding has to be on point.”
Bolger currently ranks as the #81 player in the PrepHoops Oregon Class of 2019 rankings.