Hobbs has season high 18 points, 8 rebounds for Hartford

December 6, 2016

Jack Hobbs basketball

Jack Hobbs

Jack Hobbs of Anchorage didn’t force his shot. He just let the offense come to him.

The ball kept finding him in rhythm and as a result the 6-foot-7 junior scored a career-high 18 points.

Hobbs also ripped down a career-high eight rebounds as the University of Hartford outlasted Sacred Heart in overtime, winning 87-79 in Fairfield, Conniectut.

The Alaskan knocked down 6-of-9 shots, including 5-of-7 from downtown.

“It felt great,” he told me. “The way we play, it’s our offense that gets you shots, so my teammates did a real great job of getting into gaps, playing inside out and just finding the open man, which happened to be me.”

Hobbs, of South High fame, was part of a new-look starting lineup in a shake up by the coach.

It was the second time he reached double figures, bettering the 14 points he scored against Rider on Nov. 16.

Hobbs is averaging career highs in points [7.8], rebounds [4.6] and minutes [21.3].

He’s making the most of his increased playing time, ranking among the team leaders in 3-point percentage [.500] on 18-of-36 shooting.

“I definitely do play a much bigger role with the team this year and have to shoot the ball at a high clip, make sure I’m crashing hard and get the dirty work done,” Hobbs said.