Norman High's Jacob Ogle – Academic Athlete of the Month sponsored by Republic Bank & Trust



Jacob Ogle grew up around sports, routinely following his older brother, Trey Denton, and his athletic group of friends, which included former Oklahoma receiver Ryan Broyles. It got Ogle interested in basketball early and pitted him against quite tough competition from a young age.

More than a decade later, and Ogle is eyeing a college career himself.

“Being around them and seeing them play, I just wanted to do what they did,” Ogle said. “It just picked up the love for basketball since I was young.”

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The 6-foot-6 senior wing has made an official visit to Mount St. Mary’s and has received interest from Oklahoma and Tulsa as well as Wichita State and North Texas. Ogle played football up until his junior season and is also involved with Tiger Society – a leadership council that helps consolidate and promote ideas within the student body.

But for Ogle, basketball is a big part of his life. He also knows that academics will play a bigger role moving forward.

“That’s a huge part to me,” Ogle said. “… Basketball will be here for a while, but an education is there forever. That’s something you always have to do well in. Basketball doesn’t keep you going forever and education will. It will take you somewhere for the rest of your life while basketball will end someday.”

Ogle is a strong 3-point shooter with slashing ball skills. His length around the rim makes him a difficult cover, and his basketball IQ helps to create for his teammates when he breaks down a defense.