Jakob Alamudun – Men’s Basketball
WHY LEHIGH? “I chose Lehigh because I wanted to go to a place where the coaches and staff hold me accountable for my own responsibilities on and off the pitch. Lehigh had a very high academic résumé, which influenced my decision a lot, because my mother was always a person who kept preaching to me that basketball never lasts forever and that there has to be a plan B. So academically, I knew if I had work if I had an advantage in the workplace based on my experience at Lehigh. But I also chose Lehigh because the coaches would do anything to improve me and give me the opportunity to do my best. “
AS SECOND (2020-21): Played 13 of the 15 games, including two starts … Average 3.1 points and 2.5 rebounds … Eight assists and seven steals added … 48.5 percent shot off the field (16 of 33) … 10 points shot off the bench, 3 Shot from 3 from the field and 4 from 4 from the free throw line in the Patriot League Tournament at Boston University (3/3). Also had three rebounds … Had two points and one rebound vs. Loyola (2/20) … Had nine points, three rebounds, two steals and an assist in Bucknell (1/31) at career height. Was 3-of-5 from the field and 3-of-4 from the free throw line … Only field goal attempt knocked down in victory at Holy Cross (1/23) … Four rebounds taken at Bucknell (1/16) … Posted four points, a rebound and assist against Navy (1/9) … Started a career attempt in the season opener win against Lafayette and recorded his second career double double with 13 points and a career high of 11 rebounds in a career-32 minute high. Also had two assists and a steal and shot 6 of 7 out of the field.
AS NEW (2019-20): Started in 26 games, started twice, averaging 4.0 points and 2.4 rebounds … Also added 13 assists, nine steals and three blocks … Got two points at Loyola (2/29), beat the only field goal- Attempt the game down… Three rebounds at Colgate (2/19)… With two points and one rebound at Army West Point (2/15)… Strong win vs. Holy Cross (2/12), with seven points, two rebounds and an assist … four points, five rebounds and an assist vs. Colgate (2/5) … main contribution against Army West Point (2/1) and scored six points on 2-of-3 shooting (and 2-of-2 of the free throw line)… A pair of free throws against American (1/27) knocked out… Very tough effort against Lafayette (1/25), with eight points, six rebounds and one assist… Got two points on the 1-of-2 in Holy Cross (1/22) … Earned his second career start, finishing with two points and six rebounds in Buckne ll (1/18) … Scored two points and had a rebound against Navy (1/15) … Got two points, three rebounds and an assist in defeating American (1/11) … Got three points and got six rebounds in Boston University (1/8) … With two points, three career-high assists and two steals at the start of the Patriot League at Navy (1/2)… With two points, a rebound and steal at Princeton (12/29)… Finished with six points and a block at Columbia ( 11/30)… Scored seven points in 14 minutes at Saint Mary’s (11/23), shot 3-of-5 from the ground… Eight points, three rebounds and two assists at Drake (11/21)… Had his first career start against Misericordia , scored six points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals … Had five points, four rebounds, two steals and two blocks at Virginia Tech (11/16) … Big game against Cairn (11/12), scored 19 points and added 10 rebounds for the double-double of the first career. Shot 6-of-9 from the field, 3-of-5 from 3-point range and 4-of-4 from the free-throw line… Scored first career points in the win in Albany (11/9) and ended with six points , two rebounds, one assist and first career block and steal… Tally one assist and one rebound in the first college action in the season opener against Monmouth (11/5)… Admitted to the Patriot League’s academic honor roll.
BEFORE LEHIGH: Was a four-time All League First Team Outstanding Player at Marina High School, California … Also known as the 2019 League MVP … As a junior, he averaged 21.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists per Play, which accounted for 87.4 percent of his free throws … Fourth in Orange County in both scoring and rebounding … Appointed to the 2018 and 2019 All-CIF teams that also make the state playoffs every year … Got recognition for first team the Los Angeles Times Daily Pilot Boys Dream Team … Named Daily Pilot Orange County Player of the Year … In 2018 and 2019, he received recognition as the third team in All-Orange County … On the 2017-18 Best Improved Prep List Hoops SoCal … the Jim Harris Memorial Tournament of Champions … One of Orange County’s most prolific players who helped Marina get over .500 to her first season since 2009/10 … Won the CIF Character Award and receive the All-Academic Award every four years … He also won the EIN didas Summer Championship (Silver Division) with his AAU team, the Cali Rebels.
Points: 19 v Cairn (11.12.19)
Rebounds: 11 against Lafayette (1/2/21)
Supports: 3 at Marine (1/2/20)
steals: 2, four times; last in Bucknell (31.01.21)
GET TO KNOW JAKOB
What do you like most about Lehigh? All employees and trainers leave it to me to be successful, but will ultimately put me in the right positions and give me the right opportunities to achieve anything I want.
Major & Why: African studies or history because one day I want to be a high school teacher
Favorite Food: sushi
Favourite colour: Red
Favorite musician: 2pac and Lil Tjay
Favourite movie: The pianist
Favorite sports channel: Stephen A. Smith
Favorite pro team: OKC thunder
Favorite athlete in another sport: Usain Bolt
Magazine cover I’d like to be on: GQ
Place I want to visit: Germany
Dream job: Play in the NBA
If I didn’t play basketball, I would play: Football