Ashland’s Jacobsen hoping for more exposure in recruitment amidst pandemic

The 6-4 guard averaged just over 22 points per game while leading the Blue Jays in rebounding as well. He was only beginning to garner Division-I interest when the coronavirus pandemic hit in March.

LINCOLN – Cale Jacobsen was a scoring sensation as a sophomore for Ashland-Greenwood last season.

The 6-4 guard averaged just over 22 points per game while leading the Blue Jays in rebounding as well. He was only beginning to garner Division-I interest when the coronavirus pandemic hit in March.

Still, Jacobsen has been in contact with the University of Nebraska-Omaha and will continue to gain more interest as the AAU season gets underway now that restrictions have been lifted in July. Jacobsen plays for Lincoln Supreme during the summer along with other area standouts like Lincoln Northeast’s Pierce Basil and Grand Island’s Isaac Traudt.

Jacobsen played with both of those athletes over the past couple months at Cross the Line Church along with a number of other standout hoops players in the area. So in Jacobsen’s eyes, the pandemic was a blessing in disguise.

“It’s taken away a lot of opportunities, but at the same time it’s given me a lot of opportunities because I can’t get into my gym in Ashland,” Jacobsen said. “I have to travel. I have to come here and play with these guys.”

In the meantime, Jacobsen will roll with the punches as far as his recruitment goes. And he’ll continue to prepare for his junior season at Ashland-Greenwood.

“Just been on the phone quite a bit,” Jacobsen said. “Can’t get anywhere, but it’s been nice to build some relationships with coaches.

“This is all I know. I’ve never been through anything else. It’s been a lot of phone calls for me.”

Jacobsen led the Blue Jays to the Class C1 state semifinals last season, falling to eventual state champ Auburn. Jacobsen had 32 points in that loss.

 

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