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Tee’d Up – Habel is my Homeboy


That pretty much sums up Jerome Habel and what he added to the Aztecs during his brief stint as a player. Sure, he may have had some off the court issues, but his windmill dunks, posturing, staring, high-stepping, pointing, and calling of shots instantly made him a fan favorite of The Show. Of course, all of that stuff may have affected his tendency to get back on D right away, but we still loved him anyways.

During his time at SDSU, the Aztecs were a talented — yet demure — team. Lo Wade and Abukar were like silent assassins, Richie Williams and Kyle Spain were just coming into their own, and Brandon Heath was quite modest for the skill set he possessed. And then there was Habel, a player with the ability to electrify the crowd, one monster dunk at a time.

Whatever he was, he was our homeboy (as well as Wade’s, who dropped a “Habel is my homeboy” reference during one post-game press conference).