THIS SEASON: Has a confidence level that gives him a chance to be successful in the WAC... He must add toughness to his game and become a pest on defense... Is an excellent perimeter shooter, but needs to become more consistent and improve his assist-to-turnover ratio... Coaching staff was very encouraged by his play at the end of his freshman season.
2009 SEASON (R-FR.): Started the first six games of the year at the point and played in 32 during the season... Finished the year by averaging 3.6 points and 1.0 assists per game, while shooting 44.4 percent from the field, 39.0 percent from three-point range and 76.5 percent from the free throw line... His 23 made three-pointers ranked fourth on the team, as did his 59 three-point attempts... Had a solid start to the season as he scored five points and had a season-high five assists in his first-ever collegiate game against Montana State-Northern... He then scored in double-figures in his next two games at UC Santa Barbara and at home against Weber State as he had 11 points against the Gauchos and a season-high 13 points against the Wildcats... Versus UC Santa Barbara, he was 4-of-8 from the field and 3-of-5 from three-point range... Tied his season-high with five assists at home against UC Irvine... Had a season-high four rebounds in the regular season finale at home against San Jose State... Played a season-high 33 minutes against Weber State and played 20-plus minutes in seven of his first eight games of the season.
2008 SEASON (FR.): Redshirted during his first year at Utah State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Named the Salt Lake Tribune's 3A Most Valuable Player as a senior at Judge Memorial High School as he averaged 18.6 points and 6.5 assists per game... Along with earning first-team all-state honors in basketball, he was also a first-team all-state selection in football as a quarterback and a second-team all-state selection in baseball as a pitcher and outfielder... During his final two years of basketball, he led Judge Memorial to a combined 46-4 record, a state championship as a junior and a third-place finish as a senior... An All-American nominee.
PERSONAL: Full name is Jeffrey Jaxon Myaer... Born Jan. 18, 1989 in Salt Lake City, Utah... One of four children of Jeff and Sheryl Myaer... His dad played baseball at the University of Utah in 1986 and then spent three years in the Major Leagues with the Philadelphia Phillies... Majoring in exercise science... Enjoys backpacking and hanging out with friends... His first name is pronounced Jackson and his last name is pronounced My-err.
DID YOU KNOW? Jaxon Myaer is color blind.
COACH MORRILL ON MYAER: Jaxon got valuable minutes last year as a freshman, and I felt like he was playing very well when the season ended. He must be a knock-down shooter and must be very pesky defensively at his size. He certainly has the ability to improve his assist-to-turnover ratio and we are counting on all of those things happening for Jaxon.
COACH JONES ON MYAER: The thing I love most about Jaxon is his confidence. He believes he can play with anybody there is. This coming season we need Jaxon to continue to do what he did offensively last year and become more of a stalwart defensively.