Clark/Willow Lake senior and Sacred Hoops 17-U player last summer, Jacob Prouty, joins All-American G, Ty Hoglund and a talented DWU team with his signing with the Dakota Wesleyan Tigers.
After a brilliant career at Clark/Willow Lake, capped off with a State Championship, and numerous post-season awards, (Spirit of Su, Class B first-team, B Player of the Year, Mr. Basketball finalist), Clark /Willow Lake senior Jacob Prouty signed on the dotted line to play for a Dakota Wesleyan squad that finished 23-10 and returns All-American G’s Ty Hoglund and Nick Harden.
(Great Story in the Mitchell Daily Republic Today about his signing)
The Tigers add a TUFF, scrappy G that will bolster an already superb G rotation.
He averaged 19.8 points per game, but shined on the state's brightest stage. He pumped in a record-breaking 37 points in the semifinals against Bridgewater-Emery and added 35 in the championship game against De Smet.
Kind of a cool family and coach story here:
Prouty's father, Mark, and his coach, Jerome Nesheim, both played basketball at DWU. However, Jacob Prouty said that didn't factor into his decision. He intends on majoring in business at DWU, while also taking some agricultural classes through Mitchell Technical Institute.
Very cool, to hear Hoglund talking about his decision!
"I am beyond excited to get this off my chest and know what I am doing—especially with a bunch of guys I already kind of known in the past and they are from South Dakota, as well," Prouty said. "That's what is really cool, too, is to play with kids that are actually from South Dakota that have been there for a while." Quote from the Mitchell Daily Republic.
Shout out and congratulations to Coach Jerome Nesheim, the Prouty family and the supportive communities of Clark and Willow Lake.
Jacob Prouty played last summer with Sacred Hoops on an Allan Bertram coached 17-U squad.