Last week Mark Adams and company picked up a commitment from Dallas Baptist University Guard Chandler Jacobs. Jacobs played four years at DBU, improving year in and year out becoming an absolute weapon for the Patriots. He led the team in scoring lifting DBU to a 17-5 season and an NCAA Regional Semi-Finalist. Jacobs will be coming in as a grad transfer as he will be taking advantage of the extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA.
Jacobs’ game is something Red Raider fans should be excited for. From the point that Jacobs steps onto the court his presence will be felt on both sides of the ball. Coming off his best year while at DBU, Jacobs averaged 20.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 2.5 steals while shooting 45% from 3-point range. He is shooting 43% for career from three. He was First Team All-Lone Star Conference. Jacobs hit a career high 7-three pointers against Angelo State last December.
Jacobs’ offensive game is a sight to see with his skillset and shooting. His film says all you need to know about him, he is an athletic, lengthy, outright shooter. His acceleration and speed makes him dangerous in open court, as he uses both of those to his advantage to get to the rim in a hurry. He shows the ability to pull up from anywhere and knock down shots from deep. He is a pure scorer who knows how to get to the rim and has a impressive layup package once he does.
Jacobs is also a monster of an athlete when a lane opens up towards the rim. His 6’3 frame does not do him justice as he can jump out of the gym at any time and his strength allows him to put it down with authority which Red Raider fans will love. He has the ability to blow by his defenders when matched up one-on-one and be a problem at the rim. His skillset to get to the rim will draw a lot of attention for him to dish it out to a teammate. In this new coaching style when the Red Raiders get out and run look for his impact to be felt either at the rim or outside with his superb shooting.
Offense is only one side to Jacobs’ game, as he present a problem on defense as well. He averaged 2.5 steals a game this season finishing with a career high 54 steals this season. Jacobs was named Lone Star Conference Defensive Player of the Year. He knows how to read the pass and play great on the ball defense.
Jacobs will soon become a fan favorite with his skills. His contributions to the team will be felt the instant he steps onto the court. His athleticism, shooting skillset, defensive game, is just the type of guy Adams and staff want to bring in to build this program back up. The Big 12 should be put on notice by Jacobs, because come conference time he will make his name known! You can listen to Guns Up Nation’s Interview with Jacobs below!