Riley Bradshaw Update (Video Blog)

2012 Utah State Commit Riley Bradshaw has a new video blog entry at FiveStarBasketball.com.  He gives us a tour of his high school and an update on the stress fracture he suffered on his left foot this past basketball season.

Tai Wesley signs 1 year deal with Dutch team

Tai Wesley Posterizes BYU's Chris CollinsworthTai Wesley is headed to the Netherlands.  He has apparently signed a 1-year deal with EiffelTowers Den Bosch, an apparent powerhouse in Dutch basketball.

Here’s a Google translation of the official announcement.

EiffelTowers adds a new power forward to the selection. The American signed a contract for one season.

Wesley played the past four seasons for the Utah State Aggies in Western Athletic Conference. The 2.02-meter power forward came in his final years to averages of 14.8 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. “Wesley is a real threat in the low post,” said Frederick manager. “He will give us more scoring power under the basket and give the rebound he is capable. Together with Van Paassen, Wessels and Van der List, he is a very balanced frontcourt. ”
Wesley won in his tenure at Utah State four times the championship of the Western Athletic Conference and two times the WAC Tournament. Last season, he urged the Aggies until the second round of the NCAA Tournament before taking off to be Kentucky. Wesley was the match scorer with 18 points.

Interestingly enough, Tai apparently led the Aggies to a second round loss to Kentucky in the big dance last year. 🙂

New Aggie Commit for 2011-12 Adam Thoseby

Adam ThosebyIt looks like Utah State has found a replacement for Norvell Arnold, who will not be joining the program in 2011-12 due to legal issues. SeldomSeenSmith on USUFans.com has reported that the Aggies received a verbal commitment from Adam Thoseby, a 6’5″, 190lb lefty shooting guard.

Adam, who turns 20 in November, hails from England and comes to the Aggies via Maine Central Institute (MCI) Prep School. It is assumed that he will have 5 years to play 4.

In a Maine Morning Centinal article MCI Coach Dave Campbell touted Thoseby as “probably the most athletic kid we have.” Hopefully his shooting touch and athleticism will help the Aggies make up for losing Norvell Arnold.

Here’s a youtube clip of Thoseby hitting 8 threes in a game.

Utah State showing interest in John Marshall

John Marshall

Parsing The WAC recently mentioned that Utah State is showing interest in Junior to be John Marshall from Desert Vista High School in Arizona.

According to John’s own website, he was rated as one of the top 50 prospects in the nation for the class of 2013 at the Official Freshman All-American Camp (Fab Frosh Camp) in 2009.

Jeff Meadows from Hoops Report.com had the following to say about Marshall when he was selected to the Arizona preseason freshman all-state team upon entering high school in 2009:

Starting with the guards, John Marshall is a steady PG who is quarterbacking the Desert Vista H.S varsity team. Marshall has been among the top 5 players in his class in the state since the 6th grade. Marshall isn’t very quick but he has descent speed. Marshall’s biggest attributes are his strength, size 6’0 175lbs and his basketball I.Q.

John completed his Sophomore campaign this year. According to several game recaps Marshall has a tendency to come up big in crunch time. In a game against he hit the game winning basket in overtime driving to the hoop and scoring over a 6’7″ defender. Another recap mentioned him hitting two clutch late free throws to pull his team within a point before forcing a turnover on the in-bounds play. Yet another mentioned another clutch drive to the hoop down the stretch that fouled out a key player on the opposing team.

Here are a few highlight videos I found on youtube:

2010 AAU Ball

2010 AAU Ball (#7)

2008 AAU Ball (#7)

2008 AAU Ball (#7)