Greg Jacques Makes Decision | Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Greg Jacques Makes Decision

Every high school basketball player dreams about playing division I basketball, Greg Jacques was no different.  But what set him apart from so many other young players, is that he had the head on his shoulders to consider all the other factors that go into making a good college decision. 

Jacques committed to Bentley last week.  The Falcons play in the Northeast 10 Conference, one of the most competitive division II leagues in the country. 

Had he held off on making a commitment there was a very good chance that he would have landed a division I scholarship before the end of the year.  But Jacques had other factors to consider. 

“The division I thing is always a factor, everybody wants to go division I,” he conceded.  “But my decision was more about where I thought I would fit in, where I could play, and what was best for me academically.  I want to study business and Bentley is one of the best business schools in the country.”

We couldn’t be more impressed.

In a day and age where seemingly every player gets caught up in levels, Jacques was smart enough to make the best decision possible…not just for the next four year, but for the next forty. 

This isn’t the first time Jacques has impressed us.  When we first saw him two years ago he had obvious talent with the ball in his hands but was a bit one dimensional with his dribble drive game.  Since that time he has worked hard to diversify his game and this summer the results were obvious as he shined with the Expressions Elite squad.   

“Greg has spent a lot of time in the gym and really improved his shooting mechanics in the last two years,” said his longtime AAU coach Greg Kristof.  “He was always able to create scoring opportunities with his dribble, but now he’s a complete offensive player.” 

It is that complete game that should allow Jacques to make an immediate impact at Bentley next season.  But perhaps just as important for the Falcons, they are getting a young man who will represent them just as well off the floor as he does on it.