USU basketball reinstates Jarred Shaw; senior eligible to play immediately

Jan 3 2014 - 3:44pm

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LOGAN -- Utah State men's basketball head coach Stew Morrill announced Friday that senior center Jarred Shaw has been reinstated to the team and eligible for play immediately after missing five games for a violation of team rules.

Shaw, a 6-foot-10 senior from Dallas, Texas, currently leads the Aggies in scoring, while ranking second in rebounding and blocked shots at 16.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. He is shooting 54.3 percent (51-of-94) from the field, as well as a team-best 87.1 percent (27-of-31) from the free throw line. Shaw has posted a team-high two double-doubles this season, as well as posting double-figure points seven times.

"There has been lots of speculation and untrue rumors regarding Jarred. Jarred Shaw is a student-athlete who graduates this spring and who made a mistake. This was his first offense and he has served his penalty by missing five games. We will go forward from here, and our team is certainly excited to have Jarred back," Morrill said.

Shaw was initially suspended on Dec. 16, and missed five of the Aggies' games, in which they went 4-1, having their five-game winning streak snapped with a 73-72 loss at Air Force on Jan. 1 in USU's Mountain West Conference debut.

"The University followed the same process as it would with any USU student to determine the outcome," said USU Vice President and Director of Athletics Scott Barnes.

 

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