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Don Jacobsen



1957 Lake Norden grad. 1961 SDSU grad. Was the No. 1 career scorer (2,825 points) in the history of South Dakota prep boys basketball for 50 years.

At SDSU, the 6-2 guard was a three-time all-NCC performer, earning the league MVP award in 1961. He was named Outstanding Player of the 1961 NCAA College Division tournament even though SDSU finished third. Jacobsen led SDSU to a 55-20 record (31-5 in the NCC) and three NCC titles in his three years at SDSU. Jacobsen left SDSU with a slew of records, including points in a season (638) and career (1,488), scoring average for a season (23.6) and career (19.8) and free throws made in a game (22), season (236) and career (523).

Jacobsen joined the Syracuse Nationals of the NBA in the fall of 1961, but left training camp to accept a graduate assistant position at SDSU. Jacobsen coached 15 years, including nine seasons at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, where his Red Raiders were 159-79 and won seven conference titles.










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