According to the NBA, 353 players have met the early-entry deadline to declare for the draft, including 296 college players like Utah State's Neemias Queta and Justin Bean; BYU's Matt Haarms; Utah Valley's Fardaws Aimaq; and Southern Utah's John Knight III.
Utah sophomore Rylan Jones has entered the transfer portal, as first reported by Verbal Commits, and is on his way to in-state rival Utah State, as first reported by 1280 The Zone's Jake Hatch and the Aggies' student newspaper Friday afternoon.
Tom Ripplinger, KSL.com Contributor | Updated May 4th - 7:01pm
Jaycee Carroll, the pure-scoring shooting guard that left his mark on the Utah State University basketball program, gives the same hard work and sweat-filled days to his ranch that he gave to the 10,270 raucous Aggie fans on winter nights at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
Neemias Queta has been a projected NBA draft pick since he burst onto the scene as a freshman in 2018-19, when he averaged 11.8 points and 8.9 rebounds en route to earning Mountain West freshman and defensive player of the year honors. And he's only gotten better.
Mac McClung had 16 points and three rebounds, and Texas Tech scored 22 points off 28 turnovers to help the Red Raiders ease past Utah State 65-53 Friday at Simon Skojdt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana.
Smith could be a high-major coach anywhere — maybe even at nearby Utah or his birthplace of Minnesota — or he could stick around Logan and turn Utah State into a destination, his former boss Tim Miles told the Associated Press.
Mitchell had 14 points and four rebounds, and San Diego State held the Aggies to 40% shooting to win their third game in three days and upend the two-time defending Mountain West Tournament champions, 68-57 in Las Vegas.
Top-seeded San Diego State awaits Utah State in the championship game of the Mountain West Tournament (4 p.m. MT, CBS), much like the Aztecs have waited — and been beaten — each of the past two seasons.
Queta had 18 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocked shots, and Justin Bean added 13 points and 10 rebounds to help Utah State pull past Colorado State, 62-50 late Friday night and advance to their third consecutive Mountain West Tournament championship game at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Marco Anthony scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half, to go along with 13 total rebounds and five assists, as the second-seeded Aggies pulled away from the seventh-seeded Runnin' Rebels, 74-53 in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Updated Feb 26th - 10:34pm
Justin Bean had 19 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals, and Neemias Queta added 16 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks as Utah State held on for win over the Wolf Pack, 75-72 Friday night to keep pace with the top three in the Mountain West Conference.
Derrick Alston had 26 points and three assists, and Marcus Shaver Jr. added 12 points, four rebounds and two assists as Boise State regained the top spot in the Mountain West standings iwth a 79-70 win over Utah State at Extra Mile Arena in Boise, Idaho.
For the first time, when Mountain West leader Utah State plays at second-rated contender Boise State on Wednesday night (7 p.m. MT, CBS Sports Network), the Aggies will experience something they haven't all year: a true road environment, complete with fans.
Queta scored all but 2 points to go along with five rebounds and five blocked shots as the Aggies won their 12th game in the last 14 contests Thursday night at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.
That clanking sound you heard might have been Utah State's at-large NCAA tournament hopes crashing to the ground. Or maybe it was just from one of the many bricks thrown up by the Aggies in the second half on Monday.
David Roddy had 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists, and Isaiah Stevens added 18 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and four steals to help the Rams hand Utah State its first loss since Dec. 5, 84-76 Thursday night inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
Neemias Queta had 18 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and three blocked shots, and Brock Miller added 20 points on six 3-pointers to help the Aggies to their 11th consecutive victory, 83-64 over Colorado State in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan.
It started Thursday night with BYU's win over Saint Mary's, the Cougars' first road win over their West Coast Conference rivals since the Gaels' home arena was still called McKeon Pavilion back in 2014 and continued through Utah State's two-game sweep of San Diego State in Logan.
Brock Miller scored 16 points on four 3-pointers, and Neemias Queta had 14 points and 16 rebounds as Utah State won its ninth straight game with a 57-45 victory over San Diego State Thursday at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
Marco Anthony had 12 points, eight rebounds and three assists, and Neemias Queta added 11 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks in a record-setting performance to lead Utah State to a 82-46 rout of New Mexico in Lubbock, Texas, for the Aggies' eighth consecutive victory.
Neemias Queta had 18 points, five rebounds and three blocks, and Marco Anthony added 15 points and six rebounds to help Utah State roll to its seventh-straight win with a 77-45 rout of New Mexico in Lubbock, Texas.
Queta had 15 points, 11 rebounds and a game-high six assists, and Miller added 13 points with three 3-pointers to help the Aggies improve to 4-0 in Mountain West play with a 72-53 win Saturday afternoon at Air Force.