Tyler Newbold

In the last two games, Utah State fans saw two different sides to freshman guard Tyler Newbold, and they should be encouraged by both.
In the Aggies 100-70 loss to New Mexico State nearly two weeks ago Newbold poured in a career-high 20 points, while grabbing a career-high seven rebounds.
Against Nevada Newbold scored just six points and grabbed just one rebound, but don’t look at his numbers to see if he was a success. Look at the numbers of Nevada’s Marcelus Kemp.
Newbold drew the defensive assignment to guard one of the Western Athletic Conference’s top scorers and he scored a below-his-average 16 points on 6 of 15 shooting from the field, including just 1 for 5 from the three-point line.
Newbold played 30 minutes in the Aggies’ 77-63 victory over the Pack, and while he was out of the game freshman Pooh Williams guarded Kemp also, so he should get a little of the credit also.
‘He (Newbold) tries his tail off. We had two freshmen trying to guard Kemp all night long and they did a solid job. He’s a great player and made some tough shots and got to the line and did a lot of things but those two kids tried hard.’
Newbold’s points were big three-point shots in the second half when the Wolf Pack was making a run.
‘He doesn’t get flustered that he hasn’t had a lot of shots. He plays and keeps himself in it mentally and all of a sudden gets a couple of opportunities and (it’s) bang, bang,’ Utah State coach Stew Morrill said. ‘He’s about as stable of a freshman as you will find.’
At New Mexico State, Newbold carried the Aggies offensively, especially in the first half when he knocked down big three-point shots. At first, his three-pointers led the Aggies to a big lead. He finished the game hitting 6 of 8 shots (5 of 7 from the three-point line), and 3 of 4 from the foul line in 34 minutes.
Newbold, along with freshman Tai Wesley, have started the last 12 games for Utah State and the Aggies are 11-1 in those games.
Quite remarkable.
Looking closer at Newbold, he has scored in double figures in three of his last four games, and in that stretch he is averaging 12.8 points, four rebounds, while shooting an astounding 72.7 percent from the field, 66.7 percent from the three-point line and 81.8 percent from the foul line.
For the year, Newbold is averaging 4.3 points and 2.5 rebounds, but in league games he is averaging 8.4 points (fourth-best on the team) and 3.6 boards.
He is one of the reasons why the Aggies are 16-6 overall and 6-1 in league play.

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