Utah State basketball added some depth and athleticism to its team recently, adding two junior-college players to its roster. News of the first came over the weekend, as Marvin Jean, an athletic 6-5 wing from Sullivan County Community College in New York, signed with Stew Morrill. This past season, Jean averaged 13.1 points and 6.8 rebounds a game while shooting 41% (40% from three) from the field.
The second came today, a 6-3 guard from Yuba Community College named Spencer Butterfield. Yuba was 33-4 last season, and Butterfield averaged 16.3 points and a whopping 8.3 rebounds per game for a guard. The California JUCO Player of the Year can shoot, too, recording percentages of 54.3% overall FG, 48.2% 3PT, and 81.2% at the line.
The additions have Utah State primed to be one of, if not the most, athletic teams in the WAC. These two signees join Kyisean Reed and Preston Medlin as a strong group of off-guards/wings, while 6-10 F/C Jarred Shaw, a transfer from Oklahoma State, will be eligible next year. If the Aggies can find someone to step into the point guard void vacated by Brockeith Pane, Morrill and Co. could have a solid team on their hands.