LOGAN, Utah – Utah State men’s basketball punctuated its 2014-15 season with a team-only dinner on Tuesday night to honor the squad and to present team awards.
Sophomore wing Jalen Moore was given the H. Cecil Baker Most Valuable Player Award, which is named in honor of the late H. Cecil Baker who played at Utah State from 1923-25 and later coached at USU from 1951-61. Moore led the team in scoring and rebounding during the year with 15.0 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. Moore is just the seventh sophomore in school history to lead the team in scoring.
Redshirt freshman forward David Collette and freshman guard Julion Pearre shared the Best Defensive award. Collette finished the season with 56 blocks, fourth-best in a single season in school history. Pearre tied Collette for the team lead with 14 steals and developed into one of the team’s strongest perimeter defenders as the season progressed.
Senior forward Sean Harris was named both the Most Inspirational and Best Represents Aggie Basketball, earning the Most Inspirational award for the second consecutive year. Harris played his first injury free season in 2014-15 after being granted a fifth year of eligibility by the NCAA and appeared in every game for Utah State.
USU finished the 2014-15 season tied for fourth in the Mountain West with an 11-7 mark after being picked 10th in the preseason poll. Overall, Utah State finished with an 18-13 record, including victories in six of its last nine games of the season.
<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”><strong>Utah State Team Honors</strong></span>
H. Cecil Baker Most Valuable Player – Jalen Moore
Most Inspirational – Sean Harris
Best Defensive Players – David Collette and Julion Pearre
Best Represents Aggie Basketball – Sean Harris