Hazzard embraces walk-on role at Arizona
Reporter- Kayla Anderson, Sports Anchor
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV)- Arizona's Jacob Hazzard doesn't see much playing time, but he's still embracing his role as a walk-on.
The freshman guard has been around the game of basketball since he was a baby and came to UA to be a part of great tradition.
Hazzard was a standout player at Loyola High School in Los Angeles, CA. He averaged 12.3 points and shot 41 percent from three-point range. He even dropped 23 p oints on now-UA guard Gabe York and Lutheran High School.
Basketball runs through his blood, thanks in part to grandfather Walt Hazzard. He was an All-American at UCLA and a legendary coach for the Bruins as well. Walt passed away in 2011, but Jacob still lives by his teachings on the court.
Jacob contributes to the Wildcats any way he can, especially when it comes to the scout team. He enjoys competing against guards like Mark Lyons and Nick Johnson and says it continues to make him a better player.
The future in basketball is uncertain for Jacob, but he does want to pursue a career in broadcast/journalism, taking after Arizona greats like Steve Kerr and Miles Simon.
Jacob is confident that his connections and his love for the game will help him pursue that goal in the future, but for right now he's just enjoying college and is focused on helping Arizona win, even if it's just from the bench.
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