2018-2019 Utah State Aggies

2018-2019 Utah State Aggies Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
4 Crew Ainge So G 5-11 180 - Wellesley (MA) United States Kimball Union Academy
12 Justin Bean Fr F 6-7 210 - Moore (OK) United States Southmoore High School
24 Diogo Brito Jr SG 6-5 205 Apr 24, 1997 Povoa de Varzim Portugal Mountain Mission High School
2 Dwayne Brown, Jr. Sr F 6-6 220 - Conyers (GA) United States Rockdale County High School
13 Ke'Sean Davis Jr PF 6-7 225 Mar 5, 1998 Los Angeles (CA) United States William Howard Taft High School
21 Ben Fakira Fr F 6-7 200 Feb 18, 2000 Sydney Australia N/A
14 Roche Grootfaam Jr F 6-8 220 - Paramaribo Republic of Suriname Covenant Christian Academy
30 Alek Johnson So G 6-4 210 - Evanston (WY) United States Evanston High School
3 John Knight III So G 6-2 195 - Jackson (MS) United States Callaway High School
1 Tauriawn Knight Fr G 6-1 170 - Edmond (OK) United States Edmond Santa Fe High School
5 Sam Merrill Jr G 6-5 210 May 16, 1996 Bountiful (UT) United States Bountiful High School
22 Brock Miller Fr SG 6-6 200 Mar 5, 1997 Salt Lake City (UT) United States Brighton High School
15 Abel Porter So G 6-3 195 - Farmington (UT) United States Davis High School
23 Neemias Queta Fr C 6-11 225 Jul 13, 1999 Barreiro Portugal N/A
0 Klay Stall So PF 6-10 240 - Chandler (AZ) United States Basha High School
10 Quinn Taylor Sr F 6-8 245 Dec 4, 1993 Houston (TX) United States Langham Creek High School

Recent Utah State Aggies History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2018-2019 28-7 (15-3) 1st (MWC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2017-2018 17-17 (8-10) 7th (MWC) 3rd Rnd N/A
2016-2017 15-17 (7-11) 8th (MWC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2015-2016 16-15 (7-11) 8th (MWC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2014-2015 18-13 (11-7) 4th (MWC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2013-2014 18-14 (7-11) 8th (MWC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2012-2013 21-10 (11-8) 5th (WAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2011-2012 21-16 (8-6) 4th (WAC) 1st Rnd CIT Runner Up
2010-2011 30-4 (15-1) 1st (WAC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2009-2010 27-8 (14-2) 1st (WAC) Runner Up NCAA 1st Rnd
2008-2009 30-5 (14-2) 1st (WAC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2007-2008 24-11 (12-4) 1st (WAC) 3rd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2006-2007 23-12 (9-7) 4th (WAC) Runner Up NIT 1st Rnd
2005-2006 23-9 (11-5) 2nd (WAC) Runner Up NCAA 1st Rnd
2004-2005 24-8 (13-5) 2nd (Big West) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2003-2004 25-4 (17-1) 1st (Big West) 3rd Rnd NIT 2nd Rnd
2002-2003 24-9 (12-6) 3rd (Big West) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd

2018-2019 Utah State Aggies Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Sam Merrill NABC All-District (17) First Team
Neemias Queta NABC All-District (17) Second Team
Sam Merrill AP All-American Honorable Mention
Sam Merrill Mountain West Player of the Year (Coaches)
Sam Merrill Mountain West Player of the Year (Media)
Sam Merrill Mountain West All-Conference First Team (Coaches)
Neemias Queta Mountain West All-Conference Second Team (Coaches)
Sam Merrill Mountain West All-Conference First Team (Media)
Neemias Queta Mountain West All-Conference Second Team (Media)
Sam Merrill Mountain West Tournament MVP
Sam Merrill Mountain West All-Tournament Team
Neemias Queta Mountain West All-Tournament Team
Neemias Queta Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year (Coaches)
Neemias Queta Mountain West All-Defensive Team (Coaches)
Neemias Queta Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year (Media)
Neemias Queta Mountain West Freshman of the Year (Coaches)
Neemias Queta Mountain West Freshman of the Year (Media)
Sam Merrill Mountain West Player of the Week (Mar 4, 2019)

2018-2019 Utah State Aggies Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters A. Porter B. Miller S. Merrill Q. Taylor N. Queta
Rotation   D. Brito   J. Bean  
Lim PT T. Knight A. Johnson D. Brown, Jr. B. Fakira  
Lim PT J. Knight III     K. Stall  
Lim PT C. Ainge        

2018-2019 Utah State Aggies Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Sam Merrill 35 35.3 20.9 3.9 4.1 1.1 0.3 1.9
Neemias Queta 35 27.1 11.8 8.9 1.6 0.7 2.4 2.3
Diogo Brito 35 23.6 8.2 4.2 2.2 1.1 0.1 1.6
Brock Miller 35 26.1 8.1 1.7 1.2 0.3 0.1 0.7
Quinn Taylor 35 25.1 8.0 6.2 2.1 0.6 0.6 1.3
John Knight III 10 17.7 7.8 3.9 1.2 1.2 0.5 1.5
Dwayne Brown, Jr. 35 12.2 6.1 2.5 0.6 0.5 0.1 1.1
Abel Porter 34 21.9 5.5 2.3 2.8 0.6 0.1 1.4
Justin Bean 29 12.1 4.1 3.8 0.8 0.7 0.3 0.6
Tauriawn Knight 24 8.8 3.5 1.2 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.9
Crew Ainge 18 12.9 2.8 2.3 1.5 0.4 0.1 1.0
Ben Fakira 15 5.4 1.4 1.5 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.5
Alek Johnson 9 2.1 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2

2018-2019 Utah State Aggies Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Craig Smith Head Coach 2018-2019 Head Coach (South Dakota, 2014 to 2018)
Austin Hansen Assistant Coach 2018-2019 Assistant Coach (South Dakota, 2014 to 2018)
David Ragland Assistant Coach 2018-2019 Assistant Coach (Valparaiso, 2016 to 2018)
Eric Peterson Assistant Coach 2018-2019 Assistant Director of Communications (Brown, 2013 to 2018)
John Hartwell Athletic Director 2015-2016 Athletic Director (Troy, 2013 to 2015)
Tramel Barnes Director of Basketball Operations, Player Development 2018-2019 Assistant Coach (Southwest Minnesota State, 2014 to 2018)
Brandon Wells Athletic Trainer 2017-2018 Assistant Athletic Trainer (Milwaukee, 2012 to 2017)