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    March 27, 2020

    Sam Jensen Commits to Bison Men's Basketball for 2020-21 Season




    Coming off one of the best seasons in program history, Bisons men's basketball added one of the top talents in Manitoba on Friday, as Sam Jensen will join the Herd for the 2020-21 season.

    Jensen, 17, arrives at Manitoba from Sturgeon Heights Collegiate in Winnipeg. This year's MHSAA and Winnipeg Sun poll ranked him as one of the top ten players in the province, touting that his shooting ability and defence makes him "one of the top university prospects graduating this season."

    Jensen's stats bear that out, as he's coming off a season where he averaged over 25 points per game with the Huskies, along with seven rebounds and seven assists. The 6'4" combo wing was part of a 2018 junior varsity team that went undefeated (25-0) on their way to a provincial championship. Jensen was an MHSAA provincial all-star that season.

    The Winnipeg-born player also has ties to Team Manitoba, where he's been a member of both the 15U and 17U teams. He's played club ball with the Junior Bisons program and has been an honour roll student at Sturgeon Heights.

    "We are very excited to have Sam join our program," said Bisons head coach Kirby Schepp, who enters his 12th season in 2020-21.

    "He's received outstanding coaching from Marlin Kraus with the Junior Bisons and Stephen Tackie at Sturgeon Heights. He combines size for his position, athleticism, and outstanding shooting ability while being a great student. He will fit in perfect with the rest of the guys and the culture we have established at Manitoba."

    "I'm excited to join the Bisons program," said Jensen in a statement. "I'm looking forward to taking my game to the next level and thankful for all the great coaches over the years, especially Marlin Kraus and Stephen Tackie, who have helped me become the player I am today."

    Bisons men's basketball is coming off a 2019-20 season that saw them finish 16-4 in the regular season, their most wins since joining Canada West. They qualified for the conference semi-final but lost a tightly contested game in overtime to the Alberta Golden Bears.



    2019 TEAM TOBA BIO
    TEAM
    17U Male
    POSITION
    Guard
    FIRST NAME
    Sam
    LAST NAME
    Jensen
    PRESENT AGE
    16
    CITY/TOWN
    Headingley
    PRESENT GRADE
    Grade 11
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL
    10 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
    Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
    Sturgeon Heights
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME
    Junior Bisons
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM
    Kyle Korver and the Brooklyn Nets
    SUMMER GOALS
    To win nationals
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS
    Play professionally somewhere
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL
    Going 25-0 and winning a Provincial Championship
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE
    My Gigi
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
    Play university basketball then eventually professionally
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER
    Coach or still be involved in the sport in some way

    Source: https://gobisons.ca/news/2020/3/27/bisons-mens-basketball-add-local-talent-sam-jensen-for-2020-21-season.aspx
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