WAYNE – After the Wayne State men’s basketball team sent one of their current players oversees to compete in a summer tour, a recent graduate has signed with a top pro league team in Portugal.
According to an announcement on Twitter from the Wayne State College men’s basketball account Wednesday, Kendall Jacks will be playing for F.C. Barreirense.
Barreirense Basket is the professional basketball team of F.C. Barreirense, a sports club team in Barreiro, Portugal. The club plays in the Portuguese top league, the LPB.
Jacks earned First Team All-NSIC honors after averaging 16.1 points and 5.0 rebounds per contest this past season. He scored double figures in 30 of 31 games while having six games of 20 or more points. The Bettendorf, Iowa native became Wayne State’s all-time leading scorer in NSIC games with 1,220 points while ending his career ranked second in all-time scoring at 1,626 points.
Earlier this summer, sophomore Jordan Janssen was selected to compete in the USA D-2 Men’s Basketball Tour in Brazil. The tour lasted from July 22-31 where the team played four games in Brazil.
The Wayne State College men’s basketball team is coming off a 21-win season and a 2-1 mark in the NSIC Tourney falling to Southwest Minnesota State in the semifinals (84-78 OT) one day after knocking out a top team of St. Cloud State (77-76).
WSC will be back to work with an early season trip out west to Orange, California during the CCA Division II Tip-Off Classic. The Wildcat men will take on Ferris State University on Friday, November 1; Concordia Irvine on Saturday, November 2 and Texas Permian Basin on Sunday, November 3.