Jagger Landers' record-setting career fuels top-ranked Archers

February 25, 2022

Jagger Landers' record-setting career fuels top-ranked Archers

Jagger Landers will graduate from Antwerp this spring as the school’s all-time career scorer.

The 6’9” forward broke the record on Feburary 1, surpassing 1,148 points set by Dave McCulla that stood for 48 years.

“It’s really special, and I’m really fortunate to be put into this position,” Jagger, who signed his national letter of intent with the University of Findlay, tells the Parkview Sports Network. “I love to play the game of basketball. And once I got to my sophomore and junior seasons, I knew this is what I wanted to do.”

In his final regular season, Jagger averaged 19.9 points per game on 59 percent shooting. He averages 8.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. He scored 30 or more in three games this season, including a 37-point output February 18 against Tinora.

“To be 100 percent honest with you, it’s something we never talked about,” Antwerp head coach Doug Billman says. “Then, you look at the numbers. And all of a sudden, it’s like, wow, he’s really close. And now, he’s going to walk out as the all-time best at Antwerp.”

Jagger earned Green Meadows Conference Player of the Year—an award given in March--his junior and sophomore seasons. And was named OHSAA Division IV District 7 Player of the year and to the Ohio North/South All-Star Game.

With Jagger’s milestone comes immense work. While basketball is year-round, Jagger can also be found on the football field in the fall and the track in the spring. His summers are spent in Gym Rats Basketball’s Indy Heat Elite program alongside some of the best high school players in the Fort Wayne area.

Antwerp (21-1, 6-1 in the GMC) enters the postseason #1 in Division IV, looking for their third-straight sectional championship and third-straight district title. Since their lone loss to Wayne Trace on January 14, the Archers have beaten their opponents by an average of 29.8 points per game.

“We’re mixing at the end of the year just like we need to. I think we can make a really deep run. We’re looking good; maybe even better than we have the past few years. So, I’m feeling really good about it, and I know everyone else is.”

Top-ranked Antwerp starts its postseason run Friday in the sectional championship versus Montpelier at Napoleon.

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