For the past two years Utah State basketball fans have been fairly spoiled with Jared Quayle running the show as the point guard. But with Quayle gone, many Aggies are wondering who will step in and make things happen on the court.
That person is most likely Brockeith Pane, a 6-foot-2 junior transfer from Midland College in Texas where he led the team that was ranked No. 1 among junior colleges for most of the season.
Pane is now in Logan after having finished up schoolwork in Texas and getting settled in.
Reached by the Deseret News, Pane said he’s excited to start the next chapter of his life.
“Logan is a good town, love it here so far,” he said. “I am so happy to be an Aggie. The guys here are great people and great players.”
Pane said he knows USU has a solid winning tradition with three straight WAC titles and he hopes to see that continue.
“As far as making it four straight WAC titles it’s going to be hard because everybody is going to give us their best,” he said, “and we are going to give everyone our best.”
With four senior starters on the team and another two seniors coming off the bench, Pane said he sees himself making a quick adjustment and playing his role well.
“I see myself coming in being a good player on both sides of the court,” he said. “Just making shots and being a play maker. But we have six seniors and I will let them lead the way and play off them.”
The rest of the summer will be spent training and playing in informal basketball games with teammates and former Aggies visiting Logan, Pane said.
“I am excited and ready to play some ball.”