Dom Jacobetti Jr.

Dom JacobettiStill the holder of the U.P. record for career points in boys basketball (2,140 ), Dominic Jacobetti Jr. was a four-year standout at Negaunee St. Paul.

A starter his entire career, Jacobetti was named all­conference four years in a row, All-UP three years in a row and All-State three years in a row. While play­ing for St. Paul, he helped lead the team to three dis­trict titles, two U.P. titles and in 1963, to the Class D State Final game, where they lost to Britton-Macon, 59-58. In 1965, his team lost to Pickford in the State Quarterfinal, but after the game a reporter came up to Jacobetti to tell him that he had broken the U.P. scoring record. He had no idea that he was even in the running.

Dom JacobettiDom Jacobetti Jr. takes a shot in the Class D State Final against Brit­ton-Macon, March 1963.Jacobetti would go on to be a basketball standout at Northern Michigan University, playing for legendary coaches Stan Albeck and Glenn Brown.Dom Jacobetti1963 Negaunee St. Paul Basketball team, 1963 Class D State Runners-Up.

Images courtesy of Dominic Jacobetti III, Negaunee.

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