USU Males’s Basketball Holds First Official Apply of the 2022-23 Marketing campaign

September 28, 2022
USU Males’s Basketball Holds First Official Apply of the 2022-23 Marketing campaign

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State males’s basketball formally opened its 2022-23 season as USU held its first observe contained in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Tuesday. The Aggies, underneath the path of second-year head coach Ryan Odom, are made up of 12 returners and 4 newcomers and took half in conditioning and numerous drills throughout the preliminary observe.
“To have the ability to be out right here with each other is admittedly particular,” Odom stated. “It is a new 12 months for all of us and a brand new alternative each for particular person gamers and collectively for our crew. We really feel actually blessed to have the ability to get out right here. We’re excited for the season to begin.”
In his first season in Logan, Odom led the Aggies to their fourth-straight NCAA postseason berth as USU hosted Oregon as an at-large seed within the opening spherical of the NIT. Odom’s 18 victories throughout the 2021-22 season marked the fourth-most by a first-year head coach in Utah State historical past. Utah State’s offense ranked second within the league in scoring (73.4 ppg) and discipline aim proportion (.476), whereas main the Mountain West and rating fifth nationally in assists per sport (18.0). The Aggies have been additionally tops within the MW with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.44.
Utah State returns eight letterwinners from final season, together with three starters in fifth-year senior guard RJ Eytle-Rock, senior guard Sean Bairstow and senior guard Rylan Jones.
“It is enjoyable,” Bairstow stated. “I obtained to rise up and down rather a lot with the boys. It is at all times enjoyable to play five-on-five and that kind of stuff. We added a whole lot of new units we’ll be operating via the 12 months. It is thrilling. I am trying ahead to it.”
Utah State welcomes 4 newcomers to the 2022-23 squad, together with three transfers in sixth-year ahead Dan Akin (UMBC/Cal Baptist), graduate ahead Taylor Funk (Saint Joseph’s) and sophomore heart Isaac Johnson (Oregon). The Aggies additionally usher in freshman Mason Falslev, native of Benson, Utah, and Sky View Excessive College graduate.
Utah State will maintain an open Blue-White scrimmage on Friday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. The crew might be signing autographs following the scrimmage. Utah State opens the 2022-23 marketing campaign with a three-game homestand, internet hosting in-state rival Utah Valley on Monday, Nov. 7, Bradley on Friday, Nov. 11, and Santa Clara on Monday, Nov. 14.
Season tickets for the 2022-23 males’s basketball season are already on sale and will be bought by visiting or by calling the Utah State ticket workplace at 1-888-USTATE-1.
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