Unknowns and Undervalued

Posted On: 08/12/19 6:00 PM

The Jamestown Bluejays were the dominant team in Class A North Dakota last season from start to finish, running away with an undefeated season which culminated in a state championship. A sleeper team a year ago, the Bluejays will sneak up on nobody this winter and will head into the winter as the No. 1 team in what looks like a wide open Class A.

GO-TO GUY: Boden Skunberg

The advantage Jamestown has over the rest of the state is Boden Skunberg, the best player in North Dakota. The NDSU recruit averaged better than 24 points and seven rebounds last season and those numbers could go up (even if the efficiency is bound to level off) as Skunberg is the clear go-to guy as the only returning starter this time around. The 6-foot-4 senior will likely face a lot of junk defenses and double teams, but he’s a very strong three-level scorer and he’ll have every opportunity to put up big numbers.

BREAKOUT CANDIDATE: Jacob Hilgemann

There’s three or four guys who look like legitimate breakout candidates for the Bluejays. Hilgemann was a bit guy last year and had some moments (a good game in the state tournament included) but

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