Is an excellent ball-handler and passer, along with being a high-percentage shooter... Has matured and developed as a junior college player and has true guard skills... Should be a real value in terms of running team and shooting the basketball and will contend for starting spot.
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 (202-472), 40.3 percent from three-point range (85-211) and 72.3 percent at the free throw line (131-181)... 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 June 23, 1990 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-Neal.