Jamestown Men’s Basketball Announces Recruiting Class of 2022

VSN (admin) Published Sunday, June 05, 2022 – 17:30

University of Jamestown men’s basketball head coach Danny Neville announced the 2022 recruiting class on Tuesday afternoon. This year’s recruiting class for the Jimmies includes two four-year transfers, two junior college transfers and ten high school players. The class consists of four players from Minnesota, four from North Dakota, and one each from California, Colorado, Florida, Montana, Oregon, and Utah.

“We are very happy about this year’s recruiting course.” said Coach Neville. “What strikes me when I look at this group is that these fourteen guys really wanted to be at the University of Jamestown from the very beginning of the recruitment process, which is extremely important to us. These fourteen young men all fit our culture and what we are trying to do as a program. We’ve got many of our needs covered for the year ahead and these guys are a perfect addition to the hungry group we’re returning. This group will have a tremendous impact on our program, campus and community.”

Incoming recruits listed alphabetically by last name:

Jacob Axtmacher (6′ Guard – Sublimity, OR)

Jacob comes to Jamestown after a distinguished career at Stayton High School. Jacob was named Oregon 4A Player of the Year, First-Team All-State, and Oregon West Conference Player of the Year. Axmaker had senior season averages of 24.5 ppg, 5 rpg, and 4 apg.

Taven Coon (6’1 guard – Glendive, MT)

Taven joins the Jimmies after his high school career in Dawson County, where his career record including 172 triples in a three-point field goal. Last season he helped get the Red Devils back on their feet for the first time in fourteen years.

Reid Gastner (6’4 guard/forward – Lake City, Minnesota)

Reid comes to Jamestown after spending two years at the NCAA Division II University of Minnesota Moorhead. Gastner is originally from Lake City, Minnesota, where he attended basketball powerhouse Lincoln (Lake City) High School. Gastner was ranked 40th overall in Minnesota by prepoops.com during his senior year, during which he helped lead Lake City to a 23-3 record.

Jayden Hall (6′ Guard – center, ND)

Jayden arrives in Jamestown after a preparatory career at Center-Stanton High School. As a senior, he averaged 14.5 ppg. Hall was a five-year letter winner for the Wildcats Boys basketball team and received all county honors in 2021.

Farmer Klimek (6’1 guard – Osakis, Minnesota)

Bauer joins the Jimmies from Osakis High School, where he had a stellar senior season and helped Osakis to a 25-4 record while averaging 18.8 ppg and hitting 35.4% of three on 291 attempts. He also led the team in steals with 80 total.

Jimmy Llinas (6’7 Forward – Port St. Lucie, FL)

Jimmy Llinas comes to Jamestown after two years at St. Xavier University in Chicago, IL, where he attended the Chicagoland Conference. In his freshman season, Llinas not only impressed in the CCAC, but statistically he was one of the best shot blockers in the NAIA, ranking third in the country with 3.6 in blocks per game and fourth in total blocks with 65. He set an SXU record for blocks in a game of 13 against Lincoln College and had at least one block in all 18 games he played.

Lance Pitner (6’2 guard – Minot, ND)

Lance arrives in Jamestown after a senior season at South Prairie that got him into the All-Region 6 team in addition to his All-Star Game selection for Lion’s Class B.

Lane Pitner (6′ Guard – Minot, ND)

Lane comes to Jamestown after a high school career at South Prairie High School that ended in 2021. Lane had a successful senior season that ended with him being an All-District 12 team selection.

Tabor Robison (6′ Guard – Northglenn, CO)

Tabor joins the Jimmies after an outstanding senior season at Horizon High School. Tabor was a first-team All-Conference selection after shooting 40% from three while leading his team to an 18-4 record and an 8th-place finish in the Colorado Class 5A.

Marcus Sherwood (6’7 Forward – Herriman, UT)

Marcus joins the Jimmies after a successful two-year stint at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. In two years, Marcus played in 35 games and made 33 starts averaging 10.8 ppg and 5.9 rpg while shooting 53.9% from the field. Umpqua has been 38-6 for the past two seasons, making it one of the most successful teams in the NWAC over that span.

Quinten Snell (6’1 guard – Shakopee, MN)

Quinten comes to Jamestown after a very successful high school career at Shakopee High School. During his time at Sabers varsity, they posted a record of 65-16 with a State Tournament Berth in the 20-21 season. As a senior, Snell averaged 7.4 ppg as the Sabers finished the season with a 25-4 record.

Logan Top (6′ Guard – Grace City, ND)

Logan after a five-year varsity career for the Griggs-Midkota Titans. As a senior, Logan was the team captain and averaged 13.1 ppg, 3.2 apg and 2 spg while also surpassing the 1000 point mark.

Colby Vazquez (6’1 Guard – Millbrae, CA)

Colby comes to Jamestown after a successful two-year career at Skyline College in San Bruno, California. In two years with Skyline, Colby started in all available games (55), scoring 731 points, 241 rebounds and 157 assists. He led the team in scoring in both years and had the second-highest assist total in each of those years.

Carson Woodford (6’7 Forward – Redwood Falls, Minnesota)

Carson is following in the footsteps of his older brother Cole Woodford (SO/Redwood Falls, MN) to Jamestown after a successful career at Redwood Valley High School. Carson was a 1000-point scorer in addition to setting several school records, including single season blocks (53) and rebounds (340). He was also a three-time All-Conference selection.

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