Jesper Sandager has accepted a scholarship offer to play for Southern Connecticut State University. Jesper will begin his freshmen season with the NCAA D-II powerhouse in the fall of 2017.
Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) is currently ranked 13th in the country. Head Coach, Scott Burrell expects Jesper to help SCSU remain a national championship contender for years to come. Coach Burrell said of the signing, “Jesper has great size for a combo guard. We love his ability to score and he’s got that competitive edge players need to be successful in this conference.”
Jesper is no stranger to playing for a successful team in the U.S. In his one season with Global Squad, Jesper helped lead Gold Dragons (Denmark) to the best record in Global Squad history. Gold Dragons (Denmark) went 16-4 with all four losses coming by a combined 20 points to top ranked teams. They won The Best of Baltimore tournament and reached the semi-finals in both the Hoop Group Summer Jam Fest and Elevate Hoops Summer Final.
Jesper contributed to the teams 16 wins in every way possible. He led the team in 3-pointers made, finished 2nd on the team in points and steals. He also finished 3rd on the team in assists. Jesper’s best game came vs Team Loaded when he scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting. He matched that performance against Constitution High School, tallying 18 points and shooting 3-of-6 from downtown.
Jesper’s all-around play earned him recruiting interest from Quinnipiac, Drexel, Columbia, and Sacred Heart. In the end he decided to sign with Southern Connecticut State University. Jesper will have a chance to impact this nationally ranked program right away. We’re very excited to follow his career.