Hearst signs with Arete Sports Agency

Staff Reports

Former Quinnipiac men’s basketball forward Zaid Hearst has chosen his professional representation. The Bobcats’ leading scorer in 2014-15 signed with Arete Sports Agency on Monday, Quinnipiac Athletics informed The Chronicle.

“I’m ecstatic because I’m not only starting a new chapter of my life, but I’m going to be getting paid for something I love to do,” Hearst told The Chronicle.

Arete Sports Agency was founded by Andre Buck, and currently represents clients such as P.J. Tucker, Tim Frazier, Dionte Christmas and Stephanie Lasme.

“I am very proud of, and excited for, Zaid Hearst on his signing with Andre Buck and his Arete Sports Agency,” Quinnipiac men’s basketball head coach Tom Moore said in a statement to The Chronicle. “It is an exciting time for Zaid and his family, and I feel comfortable that he is in good hands as he begins his career in professional basketball.”

Hearst said that he is unsure where he will be playing next year, but that he is sure he’ll be playing professionally somewhere.

“I don’t know when, but I will be playing in the NBA,” Hearst said. “It’s only a matter of time when that will be. This is only the beginning of a new chapter and I know I’m going to have to work harder than ever before in order to separate myself and prove who Zaid Hearst is.”

Hearst was selected to the All-MAAC First Team this season, after scoring 18.3 points and 6.1 rebounds in 36.8 minutes per game. For his career, the small forward recorded 1,610 points, 628 rebounds and 224 assists.

“Soon, my mother will get to kick her feet back and relax because she deserves it for everything she has done,” Hearst said. “Nobody would have thought the boy from Bethesda, Maryland who rode his BMX bike around the city and played at Leland and Coffield Recreation Center would become a professional basketball player.”

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