December 17, 2012

Jacob LancasterSterling, CO – Jacob Lancaster, a 6’10 sophomore from Colorado Springs, CO, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play next season at Abilene Christian University.  Lancaster is considered one of the top big men in junior college basketball in 2012-13.

As a high school standout at Doherty High School in Colorado Springs, CO, Lancaster played for legendary head coach Dan McKiernan, who has been inducted into the Colorado High School Coaches' Association Hall of Fame.

"Jacob is a player we were very fortunate to sign early.  As we all know, signing players with experience, size, and ability is very difficult to do at any level of college basketball.  Jacob will be a tremendous addition to our team.  Jacob is a good rebounder and a very versatile and skilled player for his size who can play inside and out.  Jacob will have an opportunity to contribute right away for us and will continue to get better and better with every game he plays,” explains Abilene Christian Head Coach Joe Golding.

“We are excited for Jacob,” explains Northeastern Junior College Head Coach Eddie Trenkle.  “Jake has developed mentally and physically and put himself in a situation to have his education paid for while continuing his basketball career.  He will be a tremendous addition to Abilene Christian.  We are proud of Jake and what he has accomplished; we are even more excited for the opportunity he has created for himself.” 

The Northeastern Junior College Plainsmen return to action January 8, 2013 at the Bank of Colorado Event Center versus North Platte Community College.

On a side note, Kent Ross, an English and Literature Instructor at Northeastern Junior College, was the Grand Prize winner of the Basketball Raffle held by the men’s basketball team of Northeastern Junior College, which was held during the months of September and November.  Mr. Ross is the winner of the 40” Sony Bravia Television. 

Mr. Ross purchased the winning ticket from 6’10 sophomore, Jacob Lancaster.  Ironically Jacob has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball next year at Mr. Ross’s Alma Matter. Mr. Ross claimed his prize during last Monday’s shoot around prior to the men’s basketball game versus Colorado Christian.  Kent informed the members of the team that he had been debating on purchasing a new television for the past couple of years and this obviously has persuaded him not too.  The Plainsmen return to the court January 8, 2013 for a Region IX tilt versus North Platte College.