Maybe I’ll be wrong, but I have a feeling that Tim Jacobs will be a contributor for the UTEP Miners.
This year? That could be a stretch.
But I believe that Tim has the necessary basketball IQ to be a good Division I point guard.
He understands where all 10 players are on the basketball court and is the ultimate decision maker. He makes his teammates better from the most important position on the floor. He’s a mature player.
Yes, he doesn’t have the top-end athleticism that coaches get enamored with. So what? Can the kid play, or not? That’s what I care about. Tim can play and I think he’ll surprise.
Recruiting isn’t an exact science. Just because a kid doesn’t have any scholarship offers coming out of high school doesn’t mean he can’t play the game at a high level. Just ask former Aggie football cornerback Davon House. How did that work out for him?