Friday, March 04, 2011

Jakubowski Retrospective

BG only has one senior who has been with the program, and that is Joe Jakubowski.  Joe was one of the first recruits that Coach Orr found....he had signed to play at Rice, but there was a coaching change there and he decided to come back to NWO and play prior to enrolling in Houston.  Here's what I wrote when we learned he was coming.

I don't think people have a full perspective on what we have with him.  A couple notes.  He arrived to a program that was utterly bereft of point guards and had been since Brandon Pardon had left.  Let us recall names like Jabari Mattox, Moon Robinson, John Floyd when we realize that we just had not had strong point guard play in a long time.  We were easy to pressure and made a lot of turnovers.

Joe settled that down right from the beginning.  He has certainly had a disappointing senior season, and I think that is making people forget that he was a pretty good player for the previous seasons. Was he better than Antonio Daniels, David Greer or Brandon Pardon?  Probably not.  Rosie Barnes or Brian Miller?  Closer.

But, he certainly is accomplished, is a 3-year starter and made a real contribution to a team that won the MAC regular season title

Career records:

Sixth in career assists at Bowling Green, eighth in career three-pointers made
10th in career steals.
Two-time Academic All-District player
Two-time Academic All-MAC performer.

Also, he had some very important games for the Falcons.  Here are a few of the highlights.

Sr. Year
16 and 4 assists to defeatToledo

Jr Year
11 assists vs Kent
19 points vs. Valpo

24 points and 6 assists vs. Georgia State

21 points and 12 assists in BG win over Kent
8 assists against OU in MAC quarterfinal in Coach Orr's only win at the Q.

Thanks, from the Falcon Nation to Joe Jakubowski.  He gave his entire effort, had some great games, was a consistent contributor to our program, and is a quality student and citizen.  We are proud that you were a Falcon.

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