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Seattle-born guard has big shoes to fill with UNBC MBB

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The UNBC Timberwolves headed south of the border to find their next guard.

American college All-Star Micah Jessie has committed for the upcoming season.

“This means a lot to me. To be given the opportunity to come out there and play for UNBC. It’s a different environment for basketball and to live in. It’s something I have always wanted to experience, having lived in Seattle for so long. I feel like being able to get out of town will be something new, fun, and interesting.”

The Seattle, Washington product, was a State champion with Garfield High School, under the watchful eye of coaches Jayvon Nickens and former NBA star Brandon Roy. From there, he made the leap to Highline Community College of the Northwest Athletic Conference, where he played his first two seasons of eligibility.

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After his freshman season with Highline which saw him average 14 points per game, he took a leap last year. With an increase in playing time and responsibility, Jessie averaged 19.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game, shooting 54 percent from the field in the process.

He was named to the NWAC First Team All-West Region, propelling Highline to a 9-5 record in conference play.

The Timberwolves bid farewell to senior guards Tyrell Laing, Vova Pluzhnikov, and Payton Tirrell at the conclusion of the 2021-22 campaign.

Set to join his new teammates in Prince George in August, Jessie is enrolled in UNBC’s interdisciplinary studies this fall.

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