Returning from his LDS Church Mission after redshirting the 2011-12 season on the USU roster... A true point guard who looks to make his teammates better... A great competitor who is hard-nosed... Is also a tough defender.
Was named the 4A Most Valuable Player as a prep senior as he led Highland (Utah) High School to the state championship... Earned first-team all-state honors as a prep senior from both the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News as he averaged 16.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.4 steals per game, while shooting 44.3 percent from the field (109-246), 37.8 percent from three-point range (28-74) and 81.4 percent at the free throw line (158-194)... Scored in double-figures 22 times during the year including five 20-point games and a career-high 30 points against Bountiful... Was named the MVP of the Surf-N-Slam Holiday Tournament in San Diego, Calif... Averaged 16.4 points during his junior year as he scored in double-figures 23 times including six 20-point games.
Full name is Samuel Evans Orchard... Born March 18, 1993 in Salt Lake City, Utah... One of five children of David and Katherine Orchard... Older brother, Jake, was a three-time NAIA honorable mention All-American at Westminster, ranking 21st in the NAIA in assist-turnover ratio (2.13) and 36th in steals per game (1.9) as a senior in 2013, as well as leading Westminster in scoring at 13.6 points per game... Step-brother, Nate Orchard, played football at Utah... Enjoys boating and playing the guitar... Majoring in business administration.