Jensen returns to the RV helm after serving as head coach in 1995-97, and as an assistant in 1999.
The new coach greeted nine returning letter winners this year and will use them as the nucleus for the 2006-2007 season, including the hopeful return of Edwards.
Among those returning letter winners are seniors Marissa Graham, Amanda Mahrt, and Edwards; juniors Jody Peterson, Alissa Slota, and Kayla Susie; and sophomores Emily Todd, Amber Bauer, and Andrea Nelson.
Graham is the most decorated of the returning Wolverines, earning a second team All-Maple Valley Conference berth last season, and also the team's leading scorer in 2005-2006.
In addition to this fine nucleus, Jensen sees two promising freshmen - Kaylee Simons and Kelsey Wright - and senior Samie Maday, impacting the varsity lineup at times.
Jensen picks defending MVC champs and Class 2A state runner-up Battle Creek-Ida Grove, which returned all five starters off last year's 25-2 squad, as the team to beat in the MVC, and also lists Lawton-Bronson and Woodbury Central as upper tier conference teams.
As the season progresses, he also sees his Wolverines rounding into shape with a full team capable of making a noise in the rugged basketball conference.