Calloway collects first double-double for Southern Utah

November 26, 2016

Jacob Calloway basketball

Jacob Calloway

We don’t see the hard work Jacob Calloway of Juneau puts in behind the scenes with the Southern Utah University men’s basketball team.

The only indication is playing time, and for a freshman, he’s earning consistent minutes coming off the bench.

His development could be seen in a 101-56 win over Life Pacific in Cedar City, Utah, where the 6-foot-7 forward recorded his first double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds in 16 minutes.

“Calloway is a traditional freshman going through his process. He’s continuing to develop on the defensive end. He’s trying like crazy,” SUU coach Todd Simon told the school’s website. “As his body matures, he’s going to be a phenomenal asset for us. He’s producing for us—no question.”

Calloway, of Thunder Mountain High fame, is averaging 8.8 points in 14.3 minutes in the first six games for the NCAA D1 Thunderbirds.

The 2015 graduate spent last season at On Point Hoops Academy in Oklahoma to better prepare him for college basketball. He arrived at Southern Utah ready to roll.

His preparation has paid off with Colloway making an immediate impact with the Thunderbirds.

He ranks fourth on the team in scoring and second with 5.2 rebounds per game, including a team-best 15 offensive boards. He’s also made all 12 free throws.