Posted On: 07/15/19 10:18 PM

Photo Credit: Kristopher Freeman

White House senior-to-be Jacob McDonald picked up with Upward Stars Premiere North 17u last weekend.  The match was pleasing to the eye and the boxscore.  Jacob McDonald is ranked #172 in the state.

Former high school teammate of McDonald, Jared Ward, picked Vol State for his college career.  Jared signed in the spring.  Both Jared Ward and Jacob McDonald are skilled guys.  Ward was more of a scorer last season, whereas Jacob darted around the court with speed and precision.  He could shoot too.  McDonald dedicated his time to improving.  Both April and May saw Jacob McDonald invest heartily.

The July performance reflected the progress he has made. 

"I got a nice evaluation from Coach Smith at Lee this weekend," said Jacob McDonald Monday night.  "He told me he thought I was a NAIA player and needed to focus on their elite camps this fall so that’s what I’m going to do."

Elite camps can be an excellent opportunity or a complete waste of time and money.  It truly depends on the specific player and the situation/program with which they elect to camp.  Jacob feels Lee is a good option.  

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