Offers Roll In For Jesperson

Word has trickled out of Wisconsin that Paul Jesperson is a heck of a player. Scholarship offers are rolling in and college interest is mounting.

Paul Jesperson, a native of Wisconsin, has managed to fly under the radar for most of his high school career.

But slowly that is changing.

A 2011 standout at Merrill (Wisc.) High, Jesperson averaged 20 points and seven rebounds during his junior season. Along the way he managed to pick up a handful of scholarship offers.

Minnesota was the most recent to offer, but Arizona State, Butler, Northern Iowa, San Diego, Wisconsin-Green Bay, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Colorado State, Loyola, North Dakota State and South Dakota State have also offered.

"It's going good right now," Jesperson said of his recruitment. "I'm starting to hear from a lot of high [major] schools, so hopefully they start dropping offers to me."

Among the other schools recruiting the 6-foot-7 shooting guard are Notre Dame, Northwestern, Virginia, Boston College and Wisconsin. He's taken trips to Minnesota twice and this weekend he's set to visit three schools.

"I'm actually going to visit Butler, Notre Dame and Northwestern this weekend," Jesperson told

As his recruitment picks up, Jesperson is getting a better feel for the process. With that said, he's not in a rush to make a decision.

"I think I'm starting to feel it out a little more," Jesperson said. "But I'm not looking to make a decision until September or October so I'm pretty open right now with all the schools that are calling."

"Minnesota definitely, Arizona State and Butler," Jesperson said when asked if any schools were sticking out to him. "I think are my top three right now."

Although Jesperson spent some time on the ball for his high school team, he's primarily being recruited to play shooting guard or small forward in college.

"My best quality is definitely shooting the ball," said Jesperson. "That's what I'm known for is my shooting. I think I have real good ball handling for a 6'7 guard and I think I pass it pretty well too."

After finishing 20-6 and losing one game short of the state tournament, Jesperson began playing for his brother, Jason, on the Wisconsin Playmakers.

"It's going real well," he said of AAU ball. "We are playing well as a team right now and I think as an individual I'm doing well myself."

Jesperson and the Playmakers will be back in action at the NY2LA Invitational next weekend. Then they'll play in Best Buy Chicago Classic over Memorial Day weekend.

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