Assigned Reading: Get to know Utah’s Jakob Poeltl, college basketball’s newest freshman to watch

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Utah freshman center Jakob Poeltl has burst on the scene early this season as he’s averaged 12 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3 blocks per game.

In an interesting read from Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune, we get to know how Poeltl came to play college basketball and how he picked Utah. It’s also a nice glimpse of who Poeltl is off-the-floor.

Learn how Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak went to Europe twice to recruit Poeltl and how the young Austrian center became comfortable when one of his teammates recruited him hard to the team.

You can read the full profile on Poeltl here.