1967-68 Utah State Basketball Media Guide

Feeling a bit nostalgic today? You’re in luck. We digitized one of the oldest media guides in the USUStats.com collection. Check out the 1967-68 Media Guide featuring All-American Shaler Halimon on the cover. Click the image below to view the media guide.

1967-68 Media Guide Cover

Also check out the Media Guide Archive for all of our digitized Media Guides.

Jaycee Carroll Scores 26 in a Thriller Comeback Victory

Former Aggie great Jaycee Carroll, recently rated as one of the top three American players in the European Cups, dropped a team-high 26 points on CB Canaria in a thrilling come from behind victory today. Carroll contributed 6 three point shots and sever clutch buckets down the stretch to erase a 12 point deficit with less than 3 minutes remaining.

Check out the highlight video on the Official Real Madrid website and read the full game writeup. Use the Google Chrome Translate Feature if you aren’t fluent in Spanish.

Wow… 12 points down with three minutes remaining? Reminds me of the furious comeback that Jaycee contributed to against Boise State in 2007. Another one of Chaz Spicer‘s epic game winners.

Bobby Wagner’s 14 Tackles Against the Patriots (Video)

After hearing that Bobby Wagner set a Seahawks record for most tackles in a single game by a rookie with 14 tackles against the New England Patriots (no other Seahawks rookie has ever had more than 10), I said to myself “I would sure love to see a highlight film of that”. Well, I decided to take matters into my own hands and went ahead and created one. If you prefer an HD experience, click the video title to go to youtube, change the settings to 720p and watch it full screen!

Bobby in a half shell…. TURTLE POWER!

Pooh Williams to join NBA D-League squad

Pooh WilliamsYet another former Aggie will be continuing his basketball career after graduating from Utah State. Former WAC Defensive Player of the Year Pooh Williams recently announced via facebook that he will be playing in the NBA D-League this fall. It is not yet known which squad Pooh will be on, but he will apparently find out on November 1st.

A four-year starter for Utah State, Pooh ranks #4 all-time in career games played behind only Tai Wesley, Tyler Newbold, and Jaycee Carroll.

Pooh was well known at Utah State for his defensive prowess and athleticism. He was routinely assigned with the task of shutting down the opposing team’s biggest offensive threat, and more often than not succeeded in doing so. Pooh will also be remembered for his high flying dunks, whether they be in traffic, on the back door alley-oop play, or on the fast break. Throughout his career Pooh also developed a very good outside shot and ranks #8 all-time in 3-point field goals made. Pooh also became a clutch performer often taking over games down the stretch and hitting clutch free throws. Pooh’s passing ability was also a strength and he ranks #24 all-time in career assists with 242.

Good Luck Pooh! And keep up the good work!

Gary Wilkinson Update

Gary WilkinsonThe Refraction‘s very own Matt “Fafner” Sonnenberg is now writing for Utah State Athletic Media Relations. Check out his most recent piece on former Aggie, and WAC Player of the Year Gary Wilkinson.


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. 🙂