Maryland guard Jacob Falko has been lighting up the junior college ranks at Cecil College (MD).
The 6-2 guard is currently averaging 26.3 points per game, which is fourth overall in NJCAA, and his 263 points this season, is first in all of JUCO.
“My coaches and teammates believe in me and I’m very confident in my abilities and that makes it pretty easy to score,” Falko confessed. “Hopefully I can keep it going and it can translate to win for us.”
More impressive than his shooting outputs this season has been his efficiency. Falko is currently shooting 59-percent from the field and 54-percent from three. He has shot 60-percent or better in six of ten games this season.
So far, Falko is getting interest from both Division I and II programs. Division II Miles, Gannon, Barton, Wilmington, Malone, Christian Brothers, Arkansas Fort Smith and Frostburg are currently recruiting him, while Division I programs such as Maryland Eastern Shore and UNC Asheville, have been checking in on his progress.
Maryland Eastern Shore was his first Division I offer and it came after his scoring outputs of 33, 27 and 43 point outputs consecutively.
“I was very excited,” he said of adding his first Division I offer. “I’ve known for a while that I could play at the Division I level and it’s nice to finally start picking up some recognition from schools.”
A lot of coaches have communicated that they enjoy Falko’s athleticism, his scoring ability and leadership.
He plans to start taking some unofficial visits soon, including one to UNC-Asheville in December, who could use his scoring prowess in their backcourt next season.
He also plans on taking some more after the season and will likely decide a few months after the season concludes in March.