It has been a long time coming, but Missouri Southern State was the first school to step forward and offer 6’4” Rising Senior Trejon Jacob. The lefty, who is ranked number 26 in North Carolina’s 2016 class, is sure to see much more recruiting action coming now.

Last year, Jacob’s first in the state of North Carolina, as he grew up in Texas, he was the 6th man for a Millbrook High School team that made it to the North Carolina 4A Eastern Regional State Championship game. Even as the 6th man, he averaged right at 10 points per game. From that game, he went straight into an invite to the prestigious NC Top 80.

After watching him show out in the North Carolina Top 80, we wrote, He showcased his versatility/mobility and put on a passing clinic. At the NC Top 80, Trejon proved his worth and then some. He has a soft shooting touch, but has advanced passing skills. His court vision is outstanding for his size/position and we expect a break out senior year for Millbrook.” As predicted, through Millbrook’s 17-1 record through the summer it was Jacob who was the team’s leading scorer at 17 points per game.

While playing his high school ball at Millbrook High School, in Raleigh, North Carolina, Jacob played AAU with his usual Houston Team Texas team. Jacob had a good grassroots season developing his game, “I played very well this summer. I showed that I am a shooter who likes to get to the basket and play defense. I feel like I am my best when the play is up-tempo and fast paced. However, the system I played back in Texas was a Princeton type offense and I was still very good in that.”

With is good summer and great showing during the NC Top 80 and Phenom Summer Jam Jacob’s college interest saw a big spike, “Rice, Bucknell, Lamar, Winthrop, Furman, NC Central, Delaware State, Presbyterian, Charleston Southern, University of Denver, Prairie View A&M, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and Missouri Southern State are the school consistently talking with me. All of their interest is new, and all of the coaches need to see me more.”

Jacob has a smooth feel to his game, and a very productive flow. After Jacob’s play in the Phenom Summer Jam, we wrote, “As you watch Jacob, you quickly realize he is not all buckets. Jacob has a great feel for the game. He carries great vision from the wing, routinely making the great (if not spectacular) pass to the open man. He is also a terror defensively. He is great at the top of the press, or playing the wing. His length and athleticism cause a lot of steals and deflections. Jacob has a smooth feel to his game, but after you chart his production you get a true sense of the many ways in which he impacts the play. His offers should start to flow in soon.”

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