Grizzly basketball team lands first recruit in Clackamas' Jensen
ALAMOSA, Colo.— Clackamas (Ore.) Community College sophomore and Molalla, Ore. native Wes Jensen has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball for the Adams State College Grizzlies, ASC Coach Larry Mortensen announced on Wednesday, the first day that players could formally declare their choice of colleges during the regular spring signing period.
A 6-foot-6, 220-pound wing and forward, Jensen helped lead the CCC Cougars to an impressive 24-7 record and a third place finish in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community College Tournament. Earning First Team All-NWAACC South Region and All-NWAACC Tournament honors, Jensen averaged 19.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game throughout the season for the Clif Wegner coached school in Oregon City, Ore.
“Wes is a great addition to our program. He brings leadership, scoring ability and a winning attitude,” Mortensen said about one of the top 3-point shooters in the NWAACC.
A 2000 graduate of Molalla High School, Jensen averaged 14.7 points and 9.8 rebounds per game while picking up second team all-conference honors as a senior. Jensen, one of eight children in the Jeff and Billie Jensen family, then redshirted at Ricks Junior College in Rexburg, Idaho during the 2000-01 season before going on a 2-year church mission to Puerto Rico.
He then returned home to Oregon and helped CCC to a solid 22-8 record in 2003-04.
An excellent student as well, Jensen earned a spot on the NWAACC’s All-Academic Team and has more than a 3.9 GPA at CCC. He plans to major in exercise physiology and leisure science at ASC and hopes to become a college basketball coach following graduation.
Mortensen also expects a handful of other players to sign with ASC in the coming days and weeks.