Jacobsen Earns Spot on U18 Americup All-Star Five Second Team

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Jacobsen Earns Spot on U18 Americup All-Star Five Second Team

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue freshman Daniel Jacobsen helped USA’s U18 National Team to a gold medal at the 2024 FIBA Americup in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by being named to the Americup All-Star Five second team.

The Americans posted a 6-0 record en route to their seventh straight gold medal in the event and the result qualifies USA for a spot on the U19 World Cup next summer in Switzerland.

Jacobsen, a 7-foot, 3-inch center from Chicago and Brewster Academy (N.H.) was a dominant force on both ends for Team USA. He averaged 9.2 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.2 blocks in just 16.2 minutes per game, shooting 22-of-34 (.647) from the field and 11-of-14 (.786) from the free throw line.

Jacobsen set an Americup record with 19 blocks in the event, passing current Indiana Pacers Myles Turner (18) standout for the top USA mark in the tournament’s history, previously set in 2014. He recorded five blocks in two different games (Argentina in first game and Puerto Rico in quarterfinals) and had four against Brazil during pool play.

He averaged 22.5 points, 17.2 rebounds and 7.8 blocks per 40 minutes.

He scored at least eight points in all six games, including a tournament-high 11 points in the title game against Argentina – all coming in the first half. He had nine points, 10 rebounds and five blocks in a win over Argentina, then added 10 points and nine rebounds against Canada in the semifinals.

Jacobsen will return to Purdue this week to start summer workouts.

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