Utah newcomer Jarred DuBois signed with the Utes this past April after graduating from Loyola Marymount. Now a graduate student, DuBois has one more year of eligibility remaining and can play immediately this season for head coach Larry Krystkowiak.
After an inspiring past, DuBois has now turned his attention to helping others. Along with fellow teammates Brandon Taylor, Justin Seymour, and Dakarai Tucker, the four players have created a Sunday ritual in which they prepare sandwiches and hand them out for the hungry at Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City.
DuBois, who averaged double-figures during each of his seasons at Loyola Marymount, is looking to help the Utes rebound from a rough season a year ago. Utah finished the 2011-12 season at 6-25 overall, but are now transitioning into their second year as a member of the Pac 12 Conference.
DuBois is looking to help make a difference off the court, building on experiences in the past that have inspired him to help those in need. A native of Inglewood, California, DuBois spent time in his past helping feed the homeless. Just four years ago, his father was forced to live out of his car, despite holding a full-time job, to help struggling family members financially.
Motivated by his past experiences, DuBois looks to continue helping those in need, while transitioning into his final season of collegiate eligibility. While the transfer looks to impact the Utes on the court, so too does he hope to help those locals in need.
“I just thought we could do something, maybe start a trend that a whole lot of people will start doing and it will grow slowly,” DuBois told the Daily Utah Chronicle.
As for his head coach, Krystkowiak also chimed in by saying, “They are going to represent us and give us a sense of pride.”
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