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Tai Wesley
Tai Wesley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Provo, Utah

High School:
Provo

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 240

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
05/13/1986

Experience:
3L

03/17/2011

Utah State vs Kansas State

2011 NCAA Tournament 2nd Round Game

03/16/2011

NCAA Tournament Tucson 03-16-11

Photos from Tucson, Ariz NCAA 2nd round practice day

03/12/2011

Utah State Basketball - WAC Tournament Championship vs. Boise State

Utah State Basketball - WAC Tournament Championship vs. Boise State

03/11/2011

Utah State Basketball - WAC Tournament Semifinal vs. San Jose State

Utah State Basketball - WAC Tournament Semifinal vs. San Jose State

02/26/2011

Utah State Basketball vs. Idaho

Utah State Basketball vs. Idaho

HONORS:
First-Team All-WAC (2010); WAC All-Tournament Team (2009, 2010); National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 6 Second-Team (2009, 2010); Sporting News First-Team (2010); NetScouts Basketball First-Team (2010); Basketball Travelers Invitational MVP (2010); Preseason All-WAC (2009, 2010).

RECORDS LIST:
Ranks tied for 16th all-time in school history along with teammate Tyler Newbold for games played with 105... Has started 94 games during his career which ranks tied for eighth all-time at USU, including 75 straight... Became the 34th player in school history to score 1,000 career points on Jan. 13, 2010 at Nevada... Ranks 20th all-time in school history with 1,247 career points, 18th all-time in rebounding (602), 14th all-time in assists (283) and fourth all-time in blocked shots (108)... Is the only player in school history to have at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 200 assists and 100 blocks in a career... Also ranks fourth all-time at Utah State in field goal shooting (.596) and 10th all-time in double-figure scoring games (73)... Along with his 73 career double-figure scoring games, he also has eight career 20-point games and nine career double-doubles.

THIS SEASON:
Has consistently improved each year... As good of a passer Coach Morrill has had at Utah State... Has become a better defender and is a consistent low-post scorer... Overall offensive game should expand during his senior year with the ability to face up to the basket.

2010 SEASON (JR.):
One of three players on the team along with Jared Quayle and Tyler Newbold to start all 35 games during the season, which is tied for the most in school history... Earned first-team all-WAC honors as he finished the year ranking fourth in the league in field goal shooting (.574), fifth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.86), sixth in blocked shots (1.31), 10th in rebounding (6.6), 11th in assists (3.34), 13th in scoring (13.7) and 15th in free throw shooting (.701)... Also ranked 12th in the nation in field goal shooting... Led the team in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots, and ranked second in assists and steals (20)... Scored in double-figures 29 times during the season, including three 20-point games... Had a season-high 24 points against New Mexico State (3/6) as he was 9-of-10 from the field and 6-of-9 at the free throw line... Posted three double-doubles during the year, including two in the WAC Tournament as he had 18 points and 10 rebounds against Boise State in the quarterfinals and 13 points to go along with a career-high 12 rebounds against New Mexico State in the championship game... Was named to the WAC's all-tournament team for the second-straight year as he averaged 13.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.3 assists, while shooting 51.4 percent from the field... Scored 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Texas A&M... Was named the WAC's Player of the Week twice during the season... His first honor came on Dec. 28 after being named the Most Valuable Player of the USU hosted Basketball Travelers Invitational as the Aggies defeated Morehead State (79-72), Cal State Fullerton (83-60) and Weber State (85-73)... During the three-day tournament, he averaged 16.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.7 blocks, while shooting 65.4 percent from the field and 69.6 percent at the free throw line... His second WAC Player of the Week honor came on March 8 after leading USU to a pair of home wins against Fresno State (76-39) and New Mexico State (81-63) to claim its third-straight regular season title... During the week, he averaged 22.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.5 blocks, while shooting 82.6 percent from the field... Earned NABC All-District 6 second-team honors, Sporting News first-team honors and NetScouts Basketball first-team honors... Led the team in scoring 15 times, in rebounding 13 times and in assists 10 times... Took 17 charges during the season to lead the team and ranked second overall with 10 dunks... Voted the Most Inspirational Player by his teammates, along with Brian Green, for the second year in a row.

2009 SEASON (SO.):
Started all 35 games for Utah State and finished the season averaging 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game, while shooting 59.2 percent from the field and 68.4 percent from three-point range... Earned NABC All-District 6 second-team honors... Ranked second in the WAC in field goal shooting and was 11th in rebounding... Scored in double-figures 26 times during the year, including two 20-point games... Had a season-high 26 points and a career-high five steals against Boise State at home as he was 9-of-12 from the field and 7-of-12 from the free throw line... Also posted four double-doubles during the season, including 14 points and a career-high tying 11 rebounds at Nevada in the championship game of the WAC Tournament... Was named to the WAC's all-tournament team as he averaged 10.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game... Was one assist shy of recording just the fourth triple-double in school history at home against Weber State as he finished the game with 14 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists... Named to the USU hosted Duel in the Desert all-tournament team as he averaged 15.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game... Was USU's top rebounder 14 times, its top scorer eight times and its top assist man six times during the season... Led the team for the second year in a row with 11 charges taken to go along with five dunks... Voted the Most Inspirational Player by his teammates.

2008 SEASON (R-Fr.):
Started 24 games and played in all 35 in his first season of competition at Utah State... Finished the year by averaging 9.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game, while shooting 63.5 percent from the field and 72.2 percent from the free throw line... Played 22.7 minutes per game... Averaged 11.6 points and 5.4 rebounds as a starter... Ranked first on the team and eighth in the WAC with 0.9 blocks per game (33)... Was also first on the team and third in the WAC in field goal shooting... His 63.5 field goal shooting ranks sixth all-time at Utah State for a single-season... Scored in double-figures 18 times during the season, including three 20-point games... Scored a season-high 27 points against Hawai'i on Jan. 3 in Logan as he was 7-of-8 from the field and 13-of-16 from the free throw line... Those 27 points are the second-most ever scored by a USU freshman in a single game, trailing the 28 points scored by Jaycee Carroll against UC Santa Barbara during the 2005 season... Posted two double-doubles during the season as he had 11 points and a season-high 11 rebounds against Prairie View A&M, and 13 points and 10 rebounds at Nevada... Recorded a season-high six blocks against San Jose State in the first round of the WAC Tournament, which is tied for the third-most blocks in a single game in school history... Posted a season-high six assists against Utah Valley... Was Utah State's leading scorer three times during the year and its top rebounder five times... Played 20-plus minutes in 25 games during the season and 30 or more minutes in 10 games... Took 20 charges during the season to lead the team and was second in dunks with six.

2005 SEASON (RS):
Redshirted during his first year at Utah State.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Named Mr. Basketball in the state of Utah by the Deseret News and the 4A Most Valuable Player by the Salt Lake Tribune as a prep senior... Averaged 16.7 points, eight rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal per game during his senior season, while shooting 65 percent from the field... Led Provo High School to the state title as he was named tournament MVP after averaging 19.3 points in four games... Is the third Player of the Year from the state of Utah to play for head coach Stew Morrill, joining Tony Brown and Nate Harris... A graduate of the same high school that produced Morrill.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Tai William Evans Wesley... Born May 13, 1986 in Orem, Utah... One of seven children of Susan and Hiagi Wesley... Is the younger brother of former Brigham Young standout Mekeli Wesley, Russell Wesley who played at Utah Valley, and 2003 all-state selection Tika Wesley... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies... Enjoys golfing, boating and playing video games... Returned from a two-year LDS Church Mission in Oaxaca, Mexico in May, 2007... First name is pronounced Tie.

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