Fred Hoiberg’s son, Jack, receives scholarship at Michigan State

Michigan State men's basketball Head Coach Tom Izzo announced today that rising redshirt junior Jack Hoiberg (Burr Ridge, Ill./Hinsdale Central) has been awarded a scholarship for the coming academic year.
Jack Hoiberg

From: Michigan State Athletics

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State men’s basketball Head Coach Tom Izzo announced today that rising redshirt junior Jack Hoiberg (Burr Ridge, Ill./Hinsdale Central) has been awarded a scholarship for the coming academic year.

“This was not given, he earned this,” Izzo said.  “He has been unbelievable since he came here.  Jack didn’t just have this given to him.  He has worked so hard and he deserves it.”

Hoiberg, the son of Nebraska Head Coach and former NBA standout Fred Hoiberg, has appeared in 28 games, averaging 1.0 points and 0.5 assists.

“I knew with Xavier (Tillman) leaving, there was a spot open, but you never really know if there’s a chance or maybe what the coaches were thinking,” Hoiberg said.  “I had spoken to Coach about it in the past, but again, you never really know. It was really cool when he told me.”

As a redshirt sophomore in 2019-20, he played in 14 games and started once, at Nebraska, scoring four points and handing out two assists.  He played a career-high 13 minutes in a win over Western Michigan, scoring four points and handing out six assists.

“Coach told me afterward that I earned it and to hear that means the world to me,” Hoiberg said.  “It’s something I set as a goal when I came here.  I’ve worked my tail off and to finally earn it makes it all worth it, the hard work and everything.”

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