By Conor Durkin ‘21
The subject of this NCAA Athlete spotlight is the sophomore guard/forward from my favorite school, Jaime Jaquez Jr. Jaime is just 20 years old; however, he has been an absolute star for this frisky UCLA team.
Jaquez is everything that head coach Mick Cronin wants in a player. He plays lockdown defense, evident in both his steals per game and his blocks per game. He finished top 20 in steals in the PAC-12 for a second consecutive year averaging over a steal per game. In a conference with some great defenders, this is an elite list.
Jaquez averaged about 0.70 […]