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Men’s Basketball

Zaccheus Hobbs

School
Elizabeth City State
Sport
Basketball
Major
Sports Management and Interdisciplinary Studies

Classroom

Hobbs graduated with honors last May, boasting a 3.4 GPA.

He is now a graduate senior and pursuing a second bachelor’s degree, which he will earn this upcoming May.

Character

Hobbs has played an important role on the team through his leadership and willingness to help mentor his teammates since arriving on campus.

He was named Rookie of the Year as a freshman and became a team captain the following season. Hobbs is respected by his peers and teammates as he does what is needed, on and off the court.

Hobbes faced adversity when his sophomore campaign ended early with a season-ending injury. He used this trial and hardship as motivation to not only get himself back healthy and playing the sport he loves, but to also inspire others. Hobbes couldn’t walk or take care of his self for months and he spent his sophomore year at the CIAA tournament cheering on his teammates from a wheel chair.

He returned by his junior season and was still one of the top three scorers for the Vikings, despite trying to stay healthy.

Community

In Hobbs’ four seasons, he has read to elementary school students and given several speeches to AAU teams. He lets them know how important being a student is while they chase their dreams. He also mentored and trained student-athletes in Raleigh with Jason Coleman.

Hobbs will serve a men’s basketball representative at the local Elizabeth City Food Bank over Thanksgiving and Christmas, helping feed those in need and organizing the pantry. He will also be a part of the Vikings’ canned food drive game later this month.

Competition

Instantly making an impact for the Vikings, Hobbs was named Rookie of the Year in his freshman season.

He was named a preseason first-team all-conference selection prior to his sophomore campaign, but unfortunately ended up breaking his leg that season.

In Hobbs’ junior season, he averaged 15.3 points per game and contributed 3.1 rebounds while missing nine games.

Heading into his senior year, Hobbs was named to the preseason all-conference team again. He has led the Vikings in scoring all four games so far.

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