As a high school player, was a two-time All Conference and one time All State Honorable Mention player. Led large schools in scoring at 21 PPG his senior year. Broke his single season scoring record his senior year, as well as single game scoring record with 40 points. As a college player at SUNY New Paltz, Jake started 49 out of his 75 career games. Averaged double digit points in his Sophomore and Junior Year. Was top 5 in the conference in assists his Junior year.