LOGAN -- The good news continues to pour in for the Aggies.
Utah State's Tai Wesley was voted the Western Athletic Conference's Player of the Year and Stew Morrill was named the Don Haskins Coach of the Year Sunday, as the league office announced its postseason honors.
USU also had three other players recognized, as Brockeith Pane was named to the first team and all newcomer team, Brian Green was voted to the second team and Tyler Newbold was named to the league's all defensive team.
The Aggies finished the 2010-11 regular season with a 28-3 record, including a 15-1 WAC mark. Those 28 wins are a regular season school record and tied for the third-most in school history.
USU is also just the seventh team in the WAC's 49-year history to lose one or fewer league games and the first since Utah went 14-0 during the 1998-99 campaign.
Overall, USU has won four-straight regular season WAC titles and is 55-9 (.859) in league play the last four years.
For Utah State, it is the third time in the last four seasons an Aggie has been named the WAC's player of the tear. Jaycee Carroll won the award in 2008 followed by Gary Wilkinson in 2009.
Wesley, a 6-7, 240-pound senior forward from Provo, becomes the sixth player in school history to earn conference player of the year honors joining Dean Hunger (1980), Greg Grant (1986), Eric Franson (1995), Carroll (2008) and Wilkinson (2009).
Wesley, who was tabbed by the coaches as the league's preseason player of the year, earned first team all WAC honors for the second-straight year, averaging 14.5 points and 7.9 rebounds per game, while shooting 59.4 percent from the field and 72.0 percent at the free throw line. He currently ranks second in the WAC and ninth in the nation in shooting. Wesley also ranks fourth in the WAC in rebounding, sixth in blocked shots (1.06) and seventh in scoring.
"I thought we were very well represented on the all-league teams and it is always good stuff when you get guys recognized and win a league championship," Morrill said. "You have heard me say for a long time that team success gives you a chance for individual recognition.
"I am thrilled that we had three of the top 10 players in the league and Tai being named player of the year is very deserving. He has had a great season and a great career."
Utah State has earned 20 first team all conference selections over the last 12 seasons, including two in each of the last two seasons. For USU, it is the 12th straight year it has had at least one first team all league selection.
Overall, Utah State has garnered eight first team all WAC players in its six years in the league and 32 first team all conference selections in the last 33 years.
As for Morrill, he has been named the WAC Coach of the Year in each of the past three seasons and six times during his career. He was named the Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year in 1991 while at Montana, and the Big West Conference Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2002 while at Utah State, along with earning WAC Coach of the Year honors in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
"When you get recognized by your peers that is always special," Morrill said. "This award is not about me, it is about a lot of people doing a good job, and receiving this is more of an indication that our program is healthy."
Pane, a 6-1, 195-pound junior guard from Dallas, Texas, averages 11.2 points and 3.5 assists per game, shooting 43.7 percent from the field. He currently ranks fifth in the WAC in assists, sixth in free throw shooting (.774) and sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.30). Pane has scored in double-figures 19 times this season, ranking second on the team behind Wesley (25).
Green, a 6-1, 200-pound senior guard from Kaysville, ranks first in the WAC in 3-point shooting (.468) and 11th in overall shooting (.485). Green also averages 10.8 points per game and is shooting 73.6 percent at the free throw line. He has scored in double-figures 15 times this year and has four 20-point games.
Newbold, a 6-5, 210-pound senior guard from Payson, is the second Utah State player in as many years named to the WAC's all-defensive team joining senior guard/forward Pooh Williams, who was a member of last year's team.
This season, Newbold is averaging 7.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game, while shooting 42.7 percent from the field, 36.4 percent from three-point range and 77.6 percent at the free throw line. Newbold currently ranks seventh in the WAC in assists and 13th in three-point shooting.
Utah State (28-3 overall, 15-1 WAC) is the top seed in the upcoming WAC Tournament in Las Vegas, Nev., and will play fourth-seeded Idaho (18-12, 9-7), fifth-seeded Hawai'i (18-11, 8-8) or eighth-seeded San Jose State (15-14, 5-11) in the first of two semifinals on Friday at 7 p.m.