Though his time on the court was limited, when Jacob Hazzard got minutes for the Arizona Wildcats as a walk-on it tended to bring fans to their feet. So imagine what it would be like if his brother ended up joining the program next season.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, Max Hazzard may be on the market for a new team after helping UC-Irvine to the second round of the NCAA tournament last month.
UC Irvine guard Max Hazzard tells ESPN he will explore his graduate transfer options, but is also open to returning to Irvine.— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) April 2, 2019
12.5 PPG, 38.7 3PT%. Had 19 points against Kansas State in the first round of the NCAA tournament, hit 10 3s in a game earlier this season.
Max and Jacob Hazzard are the grandsons of former UCLA great Walt Hazzard, who played for John Wooden and later coached the Bruins. Jacob played for UA from 2012-16, appearing in 43 games and averaging 0.9 points, but as a senior in 2015-16 he scored 18 points in 26 minutes of action.
It’s not clear if Arizona would have interest in Max Hazzard, but that doesn’t make thinking about the prospect of having that family connection any less fun. Just ask Jacob, who is now an editor for television production company Bunim/Murray:
— Jake (@JacobHazzard) April 2, 2019
Man idk what I’d do with myself— Jake (@JacobHazzard) April 2, 2019