Pure Shooter Holds State Record


Moorhead’s Kelsey Jacobson takes hundreds of  shots everyday.

So, it’s no surprise the stand-out junior holds the state record for 3-pointers in a season. She scored a whopping 111 baskets from downtown!



By Gary Knox


“You’ve got to be committed to putting up 500 to a 1,000 shots a day”,  said Jacobson.

Today Jacobson played two games for the Minnesota Stars, her AAU team. After each game, she went through a 45 minute shooting workout with her dad, Randy Jacobson.

“What’s really neat about it is the hard work is paying off. You see results and that’s rewarding,” said Jacobson’s dad.

Jacobson helped lead Moorhead to the state tournament at the Target Center this year, as her mom looked on.“She is a team player who loves to win, but she prefers to win in the team concept” said Jinny Jacobson.

At Moorhead four starters averaged in double figures. Jacobson knows her success relies on her teammates’success as well.

“Playing basketball is a way of life. I pretty much revolve my life around it. You go through so many things on and off the court that relates to basketball and it makes you mentally tougher,” said Jacobson.

The junior guard is starting to get offers from Division 2 schools but the sharp shooter is focused on playing for a Division 1 program.

“She’s got goals, she’s got dreams. I don’t know anybody who works harder than she does. She’s a good kid. She’s a good kid, she really is,” said Jacobson’s mom.

Jacobson is a lights-out shooter from downtown, can handle the ball in the back-court and is mentally tough.

Teams throw a lot of  box-and-one defense at her throughout the season to try to take her out of the game. It didn’t work. The pure shooter has over 1,000 points for her career (1,238 and counting).

Jacobson also knows how to play without the ball. She led her team in steals and assists.

With major colleges searching for players who can catch and shoot with accuracy, expect Jacobson to get major looks this summer.



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Complete interview with Kelsey Jacobson