Jacob Hinker is one of those players that fits in the “playmaker” category. When the game is on the line he wants the ball in his hands and he will battle in whatever way possible to make a play for…
Jacob Hinker is one of those players that fits in the “playmaker” category. When the game is on the line he wants the ball in his hands and he will battle in whatever way possible to make a play for his team.
When the honors came out after last year it was Hinker that made the state tournament team, was on the all state list, all conference, and everything in between.
PHD saw the South Dakota Heat play in several locations April through July and more than once when the game was on the line the Heat found Hinker who found the paint to make a play.
It was a big year for the Heat who earned a lot of respect not just in South Dakota but from the teams in the surrounding states as well.
“My final AAU season went well,” Jacob said. “As a team I thought we competed very well. Playing with the Heat helped me take my game to a higher level.
“I got to play against some really good players and that helped show me where I need to be going into my senior year.”
A year ago Hinker and Lennox High School made the state tournament and took 7th place. Most of the rotation returns so expectations are very high.
“My teammates and I are really looking forward to the season. The expectations are really high after making it to the state tournament last year and returning a good core of players.
“We hope to be one of the top teams in class A and be playing our best at the end of the year.”
Hinker is also a standout tight end and linebacker with a strong build at 190 some pounds so football may be the college choice but he’s a court standout so basketball is also an option.
“I have a few visits set up this fall for football,” Hinker said.
“But the only school that I have been in contact with as of now (basketball) is Mount Marty and I have a visit set up with them next week Wednesday.”