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Verizon Wireless WAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week Announced
Courtesy: WAC
DENVER – Utah State’s Tai Wesley has been named the Verizon Wireless Western Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 21-27. The honor marks the first career WAC Player of the Week award for Wesley.

Wesley, a junior forward from Provo, Utah (Provo HS), helped the Aggies to three wins at the Basketball Travelers Invitational in Logan last week. Wesley was named the Most Valuable Player of the Invitational, leading Utah State to wins over Morehead State (79-72), Cal State Fullerton (83-60) and Weber State (85-73).
Against Morehead State, Wesley had 18 points, eight rebounds and three steals, as he was 6-of-8 from the field and 6-of-9 from the free throw line. In the win over Cal State Fullerton, Wesley scored 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting to go along with seven rebounds, three assists and a season-high three blocks. Against Weber State, Wesley tallied 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field and 7-of-9 shooting at the free throw line, to go along with eight rebounds and a season-high six assists.
Over his three games last week, Wesley averaged 16.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.7 blocks per game, while shooting 65.4 percent (17-of-26) from the field and 69.6 percent (16-of-23) from the free throw line.

Other nominees included: Boise State senior forward Ike Okoye … Fresno State sophomore guard/forward Paul George … Hawai‘i junior guard Dwain Williams … Idaho senior guard Mac Hopson … Nevada sophomore forward Luke Babbitt … New Mexico State junior guard Jahmar Young.
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