Lockhart puts work in, could surprise as UALR sophomore

Sophomore Taggart Lockhart is a wildcard for UALR this season.

Lockhart had a decent freshman season while playing with a knee injury. But more is expected of him with improved health and maturity as a sophomore.

Lockhart started 14 of the 29 games he played in last season, averaging 3.4 points and 2.4 rebounds. The fact that Lockhart played 15.5 minutes a game is a tribute to the way he competed. But to justify more minutes this season, Lockhart is going to have to score more. He reached double figures only twice as a freshman, shooting 37 percent from the field and 24 percent from the three-point line.

But in talking to his UALR teammates, Lockhart may be poised for a breakout year. They say he’s put in the time in the spring and summer and will be a force as a sophomore.

Junior Will Neighbour played a lot of minutes down the stretch at the 3 last season. And with James White and potentially new freshman in the mix at the 3 this season, Lockhart will face additional challenges for his playing time as a sophomore.

In this BTH-TV exclusive, watch Lockhart talk about last season and this season and the impact he might have.