Dec. 10, 2012
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State men's basketball player Marcel Davis has been named the America First Credit Union Utah State Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending Sunday, Dec. 9, an award that is voted on by a state-wide media panel.
Davis, a freshman guard from American Fork, Utah (American Fork HS) scored a career-high 21 points in leading Utah State to an 86-57 home win against Western Oregon last weekend. Davis, who played just 20 minutes in the game, was 9-of-11 from the field and 3-of-5 from three-point range, to go along with a career-high five rebounds and a career-high tying three assists. Those 21 points are the most by an Aggie freshman since Tai Wesley had 24 points on Feb. 22, 2008. He not only made his first three-pointer of his Aggie career, but topped his previous season-high single-game scoring output of eight points on three-pointers alone Saturday night. Entering Saturday's game, Davis had just 11 points total for the season and nearly doubled that with his 21-point output Saturday.
This is Davis' first USU Athlete of the Week honor, as well as the second-straight for a men's basketball player and the third award this season, as junior guard Preston Medlin garnered the accolade last week as well as on Nov. 12.
Utah State plays at in-state foe Utah Valley on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. It will also be televised on KMYU (Comcast Ch. 22, Dish Network Ch. 12, DirecTV Ch. 12, Over-the-Air 2.2). Saturday's game at UVU will also be aired on the radio on the Aggie Sports Network, as well as audio streaming, along with live video streaming and live stats links available on USU's website, www.UtahStateAggies.com.
Due to the USU football game at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Saturday afternoon, the Aggie basketball game will air live on KZLX (95.9 FM) and will air on KVNU (610 AM/102.1 FM) tape-delay in its entirety following the post-game football show.
Saturday's men's basketball game at UVU will also be aired in Salt Lake City on KDYL 1060 AM, in St. George on KZNU 1450 AM, in Vernal on KVEL 920 AM, and in Price on KRPX 95.3 FM.
Internet streaming for Saturday's game will air on www.klzxfm.com live and be available through the "Listen Live" link at www.UtahStateAggies.com.
The Aggies then return home to the friendly confines of the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum to host the World Vision Challenge, sponsored by Gossner Foods, Inc., on Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 20-22. USU welcomes Nicholls State, Southern Illinois and UC Davis. The Aggies will face Nicholls State on Thurs, Dec. 20, then UC Davis on Friday, Dec. 21 and then Southern Illinois on Saturday, Dec. 22. USU will play at 8 p.m. on all three nights with the other game starting at 5:30 p.m. each night.
For USU men's basketball ticket information, fans can contact the USU Athletics Ticket Office over the phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or 435-797-0305 during regular hours of operation. Fans can also buy their tickets in person at the USU Ticket Office inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum or online by clicking on the "Buy Tickets" tab at www.UtahStateAggies.com.
Fans can follow the Aggie men's basketball program at twitter.com/AggieHoops. USU fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on facebook at Utah State University Athletics.
Nominees from other sports for USU Student-Athlete of the Week included:
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL - Senior guard Devyn Christensen (Caldwell, Idaho) averaged 19.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 1.5 assists last week in road losses at BYU (81-77) and at No. 5 Notre Dame (109-70). Against the Cougars, she scored 17 points and added four steals and four rebounds. Against the Fighting Irish, she scored a team-high 21 points to go along with four rebounds and two steals. For the week, Christensen shot 32.4 percent from the field (11-34), 46.7 percent from three-point range (7-15) and 90.0 percent (9-10) at the free throw line.
2012-13 Utah State Student-Athlete of the Week Winners
Aug. 27 - Josselyn White, Volleyball
Sept. 3 - Chuckie Keeton, Football
Sept. 10 - Chuckie Keeton, Football
Sept. 17 - Tanner Higham, Golf
Sept. 24 - Kerwynn Williams, Football
Oct. 1 - Josselyn White, Volleyball
Oct. 8 - Jennifer Flynn, Soccer
Oct. 15 - Kyler Fackrell, Football
Oct. 22 - Chuckie Keeton, Football
Oct. 29 - Jade Tarver, Soccer
Nov. 5 - Natalie Norris, Soccer
Nov. 12 - Preston Medlin, Men's Basketball
Nov. 19 - Chuckie Keeton, Football
Nov. 26 - Devyn Christensen, Women's Basketball
Dec. 3 - Preston Medlin, Men's Basketball
Dec. 10 - Marcel Davis, Men's Basketball
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