2010 All-WAC CANDIDATE
HONORS: Preseason All-WAC (2010); Second-Team All-WAC (2009); WAC All-Newcomer Team (2009); WAC All-Tournament Team (2009); CollegeHoops.net High Major Honorable Mention All-American (2009); NABC All-District 6 Second-Team (2009); Academic All-WAC (2009).
THIS SEASON: Had a fabulous junior year and should be even better during his senior season... Is a scoring point guard with an unusual knack for the game... Is a great offensive rebounder who brings toughness and the will to win every game.
2009 SEASON (Jr.): Earned second-team all-WAC honors as well as being named to the league's all-newcomer team as he finished the year by averaging 13.1 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game, while shooting 46.5 percent from the field, 38.8 percent from three-point range and 76.4 percent from the free throw line... Was named a high major honorable mention All-American by CollegeHoops.net and to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 6 second-team... Finished the year ranking third in the WAC in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.05), sixth in steals (1.43), sixth in assists, seventh in free throw shooting, eighth in three-point shooting, 11th in scoring and 12th in rebounding... His assist-to-turnover ratio (2.05) ranks eighth all-time at USU for a single-season and was 56th in the nation... Was the fourth-best rebounding point guard in the nation... Started 33 games in his first year at Utah State and averaged 30.2 minutes per game (1,057) to rank third on the team and 19th all-time at USU... Scored in double-figures 25 times during the season, including 24 times in his last 28 games... Had five 20-point outings during the season including a season-high 24 points against Wyoming in the championship game of the Duel in the Desert hosted by Utah State... Posted three double-doubles during the season including 17 points and a season-high 11 rebounds against Howard in the first game of the Duel in the Desert... Also had 10 rebounds to go along with his career-high 24 points against Wyoming and had 15 points and 10 rebounds at Nevada in the championship game of the WAC Tournament... Was named the Most Valuable Player of the Duel in the Desert as he posted two double-doubles during the three-day tournament and averaged 18.7 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists... Had 18 points, eight rebounds and four assists against Marquette in the first round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament as he was 7-of-13 from the field and 4-of-8 from three-point range... Was named to the WAC's all-tournament team as he averaged 13.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game... Was Utah State's top assist man 14 times during the season, and its leading scorer and rebounder eight times... An academic all-WAC selection... Voted by his teammates as the player the Best Represents Utah State Basketball along with Tyler Newbold.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Earned second-team National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-American honors as a sophomore at Western Wyoming Community College as he finished the year fifth in the nation in scoring with 24.4 points per game... Also averaged 7.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.4 steals per game, and shot 51.2 percent from the field (253-494), 50.0 percent from three-point range (67-134) and 76.7 percent from the free throw line (158-206)... Named the Region 9 Player of the Year as a sophomore as he helped the Mustangs to a 25-8 record and a first-place tie in the Wyoming Community College Athletic Conference... Named to the conference's all-defensive team... As a sophomore he scored in double-figures in all 30 games, including a career-high 47 points against the College of Eastern Utah as he was 13-of-18 from the field, 7-of-8 from three-point range and 14-of-16 from the free throw line... Scored 20-plus points 19 times during the season, 30-plus points six times and 40 or more points three times... Also had nine double-doubles on the year, including a season-high 14 rebounds against both Casper College and Sheridan College... Spent his freshman season at the College of Eastern Utah during the 2003-04 year.
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Box Elder HS in Brigham City, Utah, where he led the Bees to the 4A state championship game in 2003 and was named a first-team all-state selection by the Salt Lake Tribune along with earning 4A Most Valuable Player honors... As a prep senior, he averaged approximately 17.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game and was named the region's Defensive Player of the Year.
PERSONAL: Full name is Jared Joseph Quayle... Born April 16, 1985 in Brigham City, Utah ... One of three sons of Ken and Maurine Quayle... His brother Kody played two years of basketball at Western Wyoming Community College... Served a two-year LDS Church Mission in Sacramento, Calif. ... Majoring in recreation resource management... Married Lindsey Spainhower in June, 2008.
DID YOU KNOW? In 106 years of Utah State Basketball, Jared Quayle is the first player ever to have a last name that begins with the letter Q.
COACH MORRILL ON QUAYLE: As Jared gained confidence last year his production really improved, and I believe his senior season will be even better. He now knows he can play and play very well at the Division I level. He has some unique things he brings to the point guard position and hopefully we can keep him healthy throughtout the year. He should be one of the best players in the WAC.
COACH DURYEA ON QUAYLE: Much like Jaycee Carroll, Jared is a very deceiving athlete. His athleticism allows him to be a great rebounder at the guard position, which makes him very unique. Jared has a great mentality for basketball. He is very steady mentally and doesn't dwell on plays in the past, good or bad.