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Dykstra Dominating for Jacks

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Jordan Dykstra is the epitome of a mismatch on the basketball court. The 6'8 senior can post up defenders in the paint or stretch the floor and shoot it from beyond the arc.

"Jordan Dykstra is a great player. He is a great shooter, one of the most versatile players I have ever played with," Dykstra's teammate Brayden Carlson said. "The ability to shoot and the ability to score inside like he can, he has grown over the years."

"Jordan has been a highly motivated player since he came here," SDSU Head Coach Scott Nagy said. "Very driven and decorated because of it.  He is a tremendous offensive player, tremendous knack for scoring, just very difficult to guard on the post and out on the perimeter."

The ability to score and position himself under the basket has Dykstra all over SDSU's record books.

Heading into the Summit League Tournament, The Rock Valley native ranks fifth in school history with 1,624 points, and fourth with 817 rebounds. This makes Dykstra one of only three players in school history with at least 1,500 career points and 800 rebounds.

Dykstra also owns the highest three point percentage in team history.

"It's been a fun ride. Ups and downs like everyone's career," Dykstra said. "For the most part I have been very blessed to have been here, and played with the players that I have played with."

Now it is strange to think Dykstra was once set to stay in his home state of Iowa and play for the Cyclones.

"Things were not working out at Iowa State for a multiple of reasons," Dykstra mentioned. "Obviously I have had a lot of success here, so things worked out."

But, there is still one thing missing from Dykstra's illustrious career.

"Going and winning a few games in the NCAA Tournament. We have had the opportunity, but haven't made the most of our opportunities these last few years.  That would be the fairy tale ending."

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