Dublin Coffman High School senior Jacy Sheldon is having a record-setting season for the Shamrocks’ girls basketball team.
Against Eastmoor Academy, Sheldon scored 52 points, surpassing any Dublin basketball player in a single game scoring record.
This season, she also became the first player at Dublin Coffman to score 2,000 career points.
“The thing about basketball was it’s so competitive every play and you get to do it with your teammates as well so that just drove me to love the sport,” said Sheldon.
“It’s been a blessing. It’s been a joy. You know as a coach, it’s probably once in a lifetime you get a kid like her. I’m very fortunate, and she makes every day exciting for us,” said head coach Bryan Patton.
Sheldon plans to play basketball at The Ohio State University in the fall of 2019, but she remains focused on her senior season at Dublin Coffman.
“For her, individual awards, you knew they were coming but you know, she literally just comes every day to work. She’s the most unselfish player you’ll see on the floor for a girl of her talent, that’s been a real good thing for our program,” said Patton.
Growing up the daughter of a basketball coach, Sheldon’s journey towards playing Division I basketball at Ohio State began a long time ago.
“At a really young age, he told me what I need to do in order to accomplish everything I wanted to, and from that point on, I worked as hard as I could, try to get in here every day,” said Sheldon.
Sheldon hopes to lead her team into a deep run in the playoffs and does not like to focus on her individual records and scoring 2000 career points.
“It was amazing, I mean our whole team, my teammates, they played amazing, without them that wouldn’t even be possible.”