Utah State forward Tai Wesley received a pair of honors Monday for his hardwood hard work.
The junior power forward was named the Western Athletic Conference player of the week after he averaged a healthy 16.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists
and 1.7 blocks per contest during the three-day Basketball Travelers Invitational tournament at the Spectrum last week. The Aggies won all three games, beating Morehead State, Cal State-Fullerton and Weber State. Wesley shot 65.4 percent on field goal attempts and 69.6 percent from the free throw line.
13 games into the season, Wesley checks in with averages of 14.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, and is shooting 58.2 percent overall and 71.4 percent from the line.
He was also named the USU student-athlete of the week, beating out women’s basketball player Alice Coddington for the honor.
For the record, I voted for Coddington on that award. She had an astonishing 13 steals in a win over Weber State and another four against Southern Utah a couple of days later.
Her 13 steals was only one short of the NCAA record and, naturally established high marks for the WAC and USU in the category.