Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ags’ Tai Wesley to play in all-star game

First published Mar 30 2011 10:30AM
Updated Mar 30, 2011 10:30AM

Utah State’s Tai Wesley will play Friday in the NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) Reese’s All-Star Game Friday at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

The event, which showcases the top college seniors and serves as a tip-off for the Final Four weekend, will start at 3:35 p.m. MDT and will be televised nationally on TruTV.

Wesley, a 6-foot-7 senior All-American Forward from Provo, led Utah state to a 30-4 record and its fourth-straight Western Athletic Conference regular season championship this year as well as the Aggies’ second straight WAC tournament title. He was the WAC Player of the Year and led the Aggies in scoring and rebounding with 14.8 points and eight rebounds per game.

Wesley will play for the West All-Stars, which will be coached by former Oklahoma head coach Billy Tubbs. Other members of the West All-Stars include College of Charleston’s Andrew Goudelock, Morehead State’s Kenneth Faried, San Diego State’s Malcolm Thomas, Michigan State’s Kalin Lucas, North Texas; Tristan Thompson, USC’s Alex Stephenson, St. Mary’s Mickey McConnell, Northern Arizona’s Cameron Jones, and Texas’ Gary Johnson.

The East All-Star team will be coached by Bill Foster, who led Duke to the NCAA title game in 1978. Members of the East squad include St. John’s Dwight hardy, Temple’s Lavoy Allen, Pittsburgh’s Brad Wanamaker, Mississippi’s Chris Warren, Georgetown’s Austin Freeman, Illinois’ Mike Davis, Pittsburgh’s Gary McGhee, Kansas State’s Jacob Pullen, American’s Vlad Moldoveanu, and Marquette’s Jimmy Butler.

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