Paul Jesperson To Attend NBA Players' Camp

Paul Jesperson, a 6-foot-7, 182-pound junior wing from Merrill (WI) High who was recently offered a scholarship offer from Minnesota, has received an invitation to play at the NBA Players' Association Top 100 camp later this month.

Paul Jesperson has received scholarship offers from Colorado State, Loyola, Minnesota, North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, Northwestern, San Diego, South Dakota State, Wisconsin-Green Bay, Arizona State, Butler and Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He attended summer camps last year at Marquette and Wisconsin.

Kurt Soderberg, the younger brother of former Wisconsin and Saint Louis University head coach, Brad Soderberg, is Jesperson's high school coach. Merrill had their best season in recent history as they finished 20-6, losing to Antigo 62-45, one game short of making the state tournament. The Bluejays had not won more than eleven games in their previous seven years. Jesperson averaged 20.5 points per game this season.

Jesperson averaged 15.8 points per game as a sophomore as he led Merrill to an 11-10 mark, losing to Wausau East 57-51 in the playoffs. He averaged 10.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per game as a freshman for BlueJays who finished with an 8-13 record.

Jesperson is coached by older brother Jason on his Wisconsin Playmakers AAU team, which advanced to the Sabes Invitational quarterfinals where they lost to host Howard Pulley. He scored 18 points in the loss and had 45 points in a previous contest.

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