Seniors Eli Reynolds, Britton Jensen sit among top 20 in scoring in Class 5A boys hoops
Feb 27, 2019 03:52PM
● By Brian Shaw
Senior Britton Jensen puts up a shot against Brighton. Jensen finshed the season averaging almost 15 points and eight rebounds a game. (City Journals)
By Brian Shaw | [email protected]
For Cottonwood High senior basketball players Eli Reynolds and Britton Jensen, a trip to last year's Class 5A boys state playoff game represented something that had not happened in several years.
It was a culmination of a lot of hard work put in not just when they walked through the halls of the high school. They have been playing together for a lot longer than that on their AAU team—independent team on which they play the rest of the year outside of high school.
For the 6-foot-4 senior guard Reynolds though, he's peaking at just the right time.
Outbursts of 27 and 25 points to go with the four three-pointers Reynolds knocked down in each game against Brighton and Alta to wrap up January and take him into February have made him the Colts go-to guy from the perimeter.
Reynolds has reached or exceeded the 20-point plateau five times this season, hit 10 points or more 13 other times and only missed out on scoring in double figures twice, and even then still scored nine and eight points in those contests.
For the season, Reynolds is averaging 16.7 points per game—15th best in all of Class 5A.
His teammate, senior Britton Jensen is Cottonwood's low post threat. Jensen is Class 5A's 20th-leading scorer putting up 14.7 points per contest.
But, where Jensen really does his damage is on the glass. The 6-foot-7, 200-pound senior has the state's second-best rebounding average, pulling down 8.3 boards per game. He's also notched a double-double in points and rebounds eight times this season.