March 02, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; San Diego Toreros head coach Bill Grier follows the action from the sideline against the Brigham Young Cougars during the second half of the quarterfinals of the 2012 West Coast Conference Tournament at Orleans Arena. The Brigham Young Cougars defeated the San Diego Toreros 73-68. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Newbies: Thomas Jacobs

The San Diego Toreros have one of the best backcourts in the WCC this season. However the same cannot be said for the Toreros’ frontcourt, which has some holes to fill. When John Sinis left the program to turn professional, it left a decent-sized gap at the small forward position. Although Sinis’ departure doesn’t help the program, Thomas Jacobs, a transfer from Cal State Northridge will help fill that hole. So, without further ado, here is a closer look at San Diego sophomore forward Thomas Jacobs.

At Scripps Ranch High School

Like most collegiate basketball players, Jacobs was a star at his high school. The San Diego native attended Scripps Ranch High School, where he averaged 11 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. He earned all-league honors as both a junior and a senior.

At Cal State Northridge

Jacobs did not play a whole lot at CSUN, which ultimately led to his transfer. In six games, Jacobs averaged 4.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Although Jacobs was not on the court for very long, he made the most of his opportunities. Jacobs ultimately decided that he would transfer closer to home to the University of San Diego.

Redshirt Season

Jacobs sat out the 2012-2013 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

Impact at USD

As alluded to before, Sinis’ departure was not the greatest thing for the Toreros’ depth this season. Jito Kok is a staple in San Diego’s frontcourt, but after that there is not a lot of depth. Bill Grier and his coaching staff will be looking for a frontcourt player to step up this season alongside Kok, and that player could very well be Jacobs.

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