Aggies End With +9.1 Rebounding Margin, Ranked In Top 50 In Three Categories
For the week of Mar. 18, 2013.
Shaw Leads Four Aggies In Double-Figures With 20 Points
UTA 83, USU 78
Fifth-Seeded Aggies Set To Tangle With Fourth-Seeded UT Arlington Thursday In WAC Tournament Quarterfinals
USU Entering Eighth And Final WAC Tournament With Two-Game Win Streak In Tow
USU Men's Basketball vs. MSU 2013
USU Men's Basketball vs. SUU 2013
USU Men's Basketball vs USC 2013
USU Men's Basketball vs. Adams State 2013
USU Men's Basketball vs. Central Methodist 2013
Expected to pick up where he left off with continued progress last season as he adapted to Division I basketball... Is an excellent ball-handler and passer, along with being a high-percentage shooter.
2012-13 SEASON (JR):
One of five Aggies to play in all 31 games and made seven starts... Averaged 6.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in playing 21.7 minutes per contest... Shot 38.9 percent from the field (65-of-167), including 36.4 percent from three-point range (32-of-88), ranking third on team in both three-pointers made and three-point percentage, as well as ranking ninth in the WAC in three-point field goal percentage... Also shot 66.7 percent at the free throw line (28-of-42)... Swiped 16 total steals on the season... Netted season-high in each of the last two games, tallying 14 points in USU's win on March 9 over UTSA, all in the second half, and also tied a career-best with one block, and then netted 16 points in the loss to UT Arlington in the WAC Tournament (3/14)... It was the fifth time in the last six games that he tallied double-digit points and was the seventh time overall... Prior to posting double-digit points in five of the last six games, had only scored in double-digits in only two of the previous 25 games... Also added 13 points in the win over Illinois State (2/23), draining a career-best three three-pointers as part of 4-of-7 field goal shooting, making 3-of-6 behind the arc and also snaring a career-high tying five rebounds... Followed that up with 12 points and a career-best seven rebounds at Louisiana Tech (2/28), adding two assists and then 12 points at UT Arlington (3/2), tying career-high with three three-pointers and also pulled down five rebounds... Also pulled down five or more rebounds in four of the last six games after only having one five rebound outing in the previous 25 games... Snared five boards in the Illinois State game (2/23), then collected a career-high seven rebounds at LA Tech (2/23) before posting six in both the road game at UT Arlington (3/2) and home against UTSA (3/7)... Also topped his career-high for minutes played, seeing 30 minutes of action at Louisiana Tech (2/23) and all 40 minutes at UT Arlington (3/2)... Other two double-digit scoring outings were 12 points in the victory at Seattle (2/2), netting 5-of-9 field goals, including 2-of-3 from three-point range, and adding four assists, and with 11 points vs. UC Davis (12/21)... Made at least one three-pointer in 17 games, including each of the last seven games... Had eight games with multiple three-pointers, netting a season-high three treys in three games, against Illinois State (2/23), at UT Arlington (3/2) and against UTA (3/14) in the WAC Tourney... Also drained back-to-back crucial three-pointers at Idaho (1/31) as part of his eight points... Averaged 8.4 points per game in 13 road/neutral games, scoring eight or more points in seven games, including four of his six double-digit scoring outings, compared to averaging 4.5 points per game in 18 home games, netting eight or more points four times, with two double-figure point outings... On the flip side, averaged 1.3 assists per game on the road on 17 assists in 13 road/neutral games, dishing out a road-season high four assists at Seattle (2/2), while posting 2.6 assists per game on 46 assists in 18 home games, including his season-high seven vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (11/17).
Earned National Junior College Athletic Association Division II second-team All-American honors as a sophomore at Rend Lake (Ill.) College as he averaged 20.7 points, 4.5 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game, while shooting 42.8 percent from the field (202-of-472), 40.3 percent from three-point range (85-of-211) and 72.3 percent at the free throw line (131-of-181)... Is the fifth junior college All-American to sign with Utah State under head coach Stew Morrill joining Antonio Bumpus (Harcum CC), Jared Quayle (Western Wyoming CC), Gary Wilkinson (Salt Lake CC) and Chaz Spicer (Kankakee CC)... Was also named the Region 24 Player of the Year as a collegiate sophomore as he scored in double-figures in 28 games, had 20-plus points 16 times, and 30 or more points six times including a career-high 45 points against John A. Logan College as he was 16-of-27 from the field, 8-of-11 from three-point range and 5-for-6 from the free throw line.
Prepped at New Albany (Ind.) High School, where he helped lead the Bulldogs to a 70-6 record during his three years and three-straight Hoosier Hills Conference and sectional titles.
Full name is TeNale Akeem Roland... Born in New Albany, Ind... One of three children of Angelia Roland... His brother, LeMont, played collegiate basketball at LSU during the 1990s... Has a son named Alijah Cole Roland... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies-sports management... First name is pronounced Ta-Nail.
Year GP-GS Min-Avg. FG Pct. 3FG Pct. FT Pct. Pts. Avg. Reb. Avg. PF-D Ast. TO Blk. Stl. 2013 31-7 674-21.7 65-167 .389 32-88 .364 28-42 .667 190 6.1 78 2.5 41-0 63 46 4 16