Sjolund is described as a versatile and athletic forward who can shoot the ball from the perimeter. At the FIBA U16 European Championships in 2015, he averaged 18.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game for Norway.
Sjolund was born in the state of Washington but grew up in Norway. His family moved to the Katy, in the Houston area, in seventh grade before returning to Norway for ninth grade before coming back to Katy for his sophomore year. He attends Thompkins High in Katy.
“He’s a great kid, first of all,” Leary said. “I think he will bring a lot of joy and happiness and determination and passion to the program because of his character and personality. And as a basketball player, he’s a 6-9, skilled, athletic kid who can really shoot the ball.”
It’s an important commitment for Tech and Pastner as he tries to gain momentum. He has two more spots available. Having a committed prospect allows him to devote more attention to other targets.