Get To Know Jacob Holmen

Jacob Holmen, a men's basketball player, continues the week for the Mean Green in February's Get To Know Your Mean Green Student-Athlete. Click on the video to meet Jacob.

The North Texas men's basketball team plays Florida Atlantic on Thursday night at the Super Pit. The Mean Green has one remaining home game next week before the Sun Belt Conference Championships.


North Texas 2011-12
All-Sun Belt Tournament team selection ... Team-high tying 14.0 points per game in the SBC Tourney, including 6-of-9 from 3-point ... Career 21 point game in semifinal win over Arkansas State (team season-high 5-of-5 from 3-point) ... Tied season high with eight rebounds vs Louisiana-Lafayette in the quarterfinals ... Averaged 11.5 points over the year’s final eight games ... Exploded for then-career-high 20 points at FAU - all in the 2nd half ... 22 career starts ... Team’s top free throw shooting forward at 78.6 percent ... Returned from five game absence to score six points at Louisiana-Lafayette on Jan. 25 ... Started opener (first start since 1/16/10) and tallied eight points and eight rebounds.

North Texas 2010-11
Missed final seven games of the season with an injury ... Averaged 8.3 pts, 4.5 reb, 44.7 field goal percentage after New Years (3.8 pts, 1.7 reb, 40.8 field goal percentage prior) ... First career double-double at ULL (15 points, 10 rebounds) ... Five double-digit games ... Career-high three 3-pointers vs ULL ... Tied career high with two assists at ULM ... Hit a pair of 3-pointers vs. Jackson St. and Texas State ... Saw action in 26 games.

North Texas 2009-10
Posted an 80.6 free throw percentage, tops among Mean Green big men and fourth overall on the team … Saw six minutes in NCAA Tournament game against Kansas State … Season-high two blocks and six boards at New Orleans … Had eight starts as a freshman … Hit game-winning 15-footer with three seconds remaining against Texas Southern … Went 5-of-8 from the floor for 11 points in the UALR win … Posted a block and a 3-pointer in nine minutes at No. 16 Texas A&M … Only Josh White topped Holmen’s 17 pts against the Univ. of the Southwest … Tallied seven rebounds versus FIU … Hit his first career 3-pointer at Boise State … Team’s leading rebounder at Oklahoma State with eight boards … Breakout game against UT Arlington with 14 points in 29 minutes.

Whitehouse High School
Named the District 11-4A Defensive Player of the Year and a First-Team All-East Texas selection by the Tyler Morning Telegraph following his junior season, and upped that to All-East Texas MVP in 2009 … Adorned the cover of Texas Preps Basketball under the headline “The Magnificent 7” in the 2008 high school preview issue and proved them right with averages of 20 points and 11.5 rebounds per game as a senior … Powered the Wildcats to a No. 3 ranking in the state entering the playoffs … Ranked the No. 9 power forward in the Lone Star State according to, and listed him as the 48th best overall player in Texas … Listed No. 693 on’s top 1,000 of the class of 2009  … listed Holmen as the No. 135 ranked power forward in the country  … A standout sprinter, Holmen took first place in District 14-4A in both the 400-meter dash and the 4x400-meter relay, and won his heat in the 400 at the Region II 4A Track Championships.

Son of Gene & Carla Holmen … Born on August 17, 1991.


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