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UNBC Timberwolves add all-star to their 2022-23 lineup

Micah Jessie averaged almost 20 points a game
Micah Jessie
Michah Jessie goes up for a shot during a basketball game while playing for Highline Community College.

The UNBC Timberwolves have added a scoring powerhouse to their lineup for the 2022-23 season.

College all-star Micah Jessie picked up an average of 19.5 points per game last season, playing for Highline Community College in the Northwest Athletic Conference. The six-foot-four scoring guard hails from Seattle, Wash. where he was a state champion with Garfield Highschool.

“This means a lot to me. 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,” Jessie said in statement issued on Wednesday. “Going to UNBC feels like the best fit for me, to better myself academically, get my degree, and improve as a person and as an athlete.”

Timberwolves coach Todd Jordan was looking to fill a void left by the graduation of guards Tyrell Laing, Vova Pluzhnikov and Payton Tirrell

“I am really thrilled to be adding a player and person of Micah Jessie’s calibre to our program,” Jordan said. “He will bring athleticism and add some serious scoring punch as a slasher and a guy who is really productive attacking in transition. His game is dynamic, and opens up a lot of possibilities for us. We are extremely excited to add a player of his calibre to our roster.”