USU's Quintet Of Seniors Use Different Approaches To Guide The Aggies
USU Has Five Players In Double-Figures To Earn First Mountain West Win
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
Utah State University vs Wyoming, March 5, 2014
USU vs Fresno State February 22, 2014
USU vs UNLV, February 15, 2014
Utah State University vs University of New Mexico, January 28, 2014
Utah State University vs. San Diego State University, January 25, 2014
2013-14 SEASON (SR):
Played in all 32 games, making 20 starts... One of four Aggies to play in all 32 games... Posted 5.5 points, 2.8 assists, 1.7 rebounds and 0.4 steals in playing 22.7 minutes per game... In MW-only games, led the league with a 4.91 assist-turnover ratio, as well as 11th in assists (3.0)... Had an overall 3.30 assist-turnover ratio, which would rank second in the league, but he didn't meet the minimum requirement of 3.0 assists per game, posting a 2.78 apg average... Dished out career-high nine assists in San Diego State (1/25/14) game, part of his 10 games this season with four or more helpers, tallying six assists both at Nevada (1/11/14) and against Fresno State (2/22/14)... Netted career-high 20 points against San José State (1/4/14), coming off the bench and scored all 20 points in the second half, hitting a career-best 5-of-5 from three-point range... Made 20th start of season, including 11th-straight and 27th career start in game against San Diego State (3/13/14) in the MW Championships... Snared season-high and career-high tying seven rebounds at San José State (3/1/14)... Netted career-high five free throws against Wyoming (3/5/14)... Had six double-figure scoring outings this season, tallying 12 points versus both UNLV (2/15/14) and Fresno State (2/22/14), adding 10 points against both Wyoming (3/5/14) and Southern Utah (11/12/13)... Netted five or more points in first four games and total of 17 games this season... Made at least one three-pointer in 22 games this season and 39 career games, having streak of 11-straight games snapped by not making one in the Weber State game (11/26/13), but made one trey in 18 of last 24 games... Drained multiple three-pointers in five-straight career games dating back to last season with two in each of the first three games of season, part of 10 total times this year, as part of a total of 19 times in his career... Had 12 double-digit scoring outings in career, highlighted by career-high 20 points against San José State (1/4/14), topping previous career-best of 16 points in the loss to UTA (3/14/13) in the WAC Tournament, adding 14 points against Colorado State (3/12/14) in the MW Championships.
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