Basketball court is still home for Jake Sullivan

When Jake Sullivan graduated from Iowa State University he had no idea what he was going to do, but then the former ISU basketball player was contacted by Dickson Jensen, a business developer in Ames.

"He came [to me] with the idea of All Iowa Attack Basketball and we have ran with it ever since," Sullivan said.

 

All Iowa Attack is a youth basketball program for the elite youth throughout the state.

 

"We try to develop young basketball players as well as young leaders," Sullivan said.

 

After a standout career at Iowa State, Sullivan was a natural choice to coach and train the young athletes in the All Iowa Attack program.

 

As a Cyclone his list of accolades is long; Sullivan finished his career with 270 3-pointers, a total good enough for third on the Big 12's career 3-pointers made list.

 

Sullivan's 1,810 career points rank him No. 6 on the Big 12 career scoring chart and No. 7 on Iowa State's career scoring list. He is Iowa State's and the Big 12's all-time leader in career free-throw percentage with a 89.6 percent mark. Nationally that percentage is seventh best in NCAA history.

 

He was one of 30 finalists for the Bayer Advantage Senior Class Award and one of 10 finalists for the Collegiate Basketball Award of Excellence.

 

All Iowa Attack is a private organization where a student-athlete will pay tuition at the beginning of the year and are offered a variety of different programs within the program.

 

"We used to offer a variety of events for the whole state, but things have grown quite a bit so we want our energy towards a specific group of youth," Sullivan said.

 

There are roughly 17 teams and 170 kids within the program.

 

Sullivan isn't the only Cyclone in the business. Former ISU wide receiver Todd Miller works full-time as All Iowa Attack's strength and conditioning coordinator. Women's basketball player Lyndsey Medders worked for the program during the summer and former men's basketball player Clint Varley does some coaching.

 

"It is always fun to have people close to you in which you can trust to work with," Sullivan said.

 

This weekend All Iowa Attack will celebrate the first year of the program and share a new vision for the upcoming year.

 

"We look forward to growing and impacting the youth throughout the state and country," Sullivan said.


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