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Italy Trip Quite an Experience for Jacobsma

Posted: Monday, June 17th, 2013 at 5:57 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Cory Houser

Taking a little bit of a break from recruiting and preparing for the 2013-14 women’s basketball season, Central head coach, Mike Jacobsma got to coach a talented USA team over in Italy just a few weeks ago. Jacobsma was selected to be the head coach of Team Stars, which was comprised of All-Conference players from Division II and Division III. The Dutch head coach said the athletes he got to lead into battle came from all over the United States and that they could flat out play and he enjoyed coaching them. Jacobsma’s team went 4 – 0 against various teams from around Italy that they were able to visit. He added that the style of play was different in Italy; the three-point line was a little further back, and the shot clock was at an NBA-length of 24 seconds instead of the 30 that is the rule in women’s college basketball here in the states.