While much of the attention on Arizona State's freshman class has focused on guard Jahii Carson, he isn't the only freshman making an impact for the Sun Devils this season. Freshman forward Eric Jacobsen has also played well in a limited role this season.
Jacobsen is averaging just 4.8 points and 2.9 rebounds this season, but has shown flashes of potential. The 6'10 forward scored 16 points against Hartford while pulling down nine rebounds against Arizona State. ASU head coach Herb Sendek said Jacobsen is unlike most freshman big men in the fact he came in physically ready to play.
While Jacobsen has plenty of room to develop and learn the detail of the game, he came into ASU with a stronger base than most freshman forwards. As a result, Jacobsen has been able to secure a spot in the rotation. He's one of seven players who have played in all nine games this season. He's playing just 12 minutes a game, but his initial success bodes well for his future at ASU.