Matijevic Grows Into Arizona’s EnergizerGolden Spikes Spotlight
When Jay Johnson took over as Arizona’s head coach in the summer of 2015, he was familiar with JJ Matijevic — who was a big-name prospect on the showcase circuit during his high school days. But Matijevic was coming off a rough freshman season during which he hit just .238, so Johnson wasn’t quite sure what to expect from him going forward.
“I’d heard a lot about him and his potential,” Johnson said. “But the first time I saw him swing the bat, I remember seeing the tools, the bat speed, the power, I remember thinking, ‘This guy’s[…]