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LOGAN, Utah – Utah State men’s basketball senior forward Justin Bean has been named the Mountain West Player of the Week after averaging a double-double in the Aggies’ opening contests of the 2021-22 season. Additionally, Bean was named the America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week, voted on by a state-wide panel.

With their sponsorship of the Student-Athlete of the Week, America First Credit Union donates funds directly to support student-athlete scholarships.

Bean (Moore, Oklahoma) recorded back-to-back double-doubles as Utah State went 1-1 to open its 2021-22 campaign. In the Aggies’ 72-69 loss to the Aggies of UC Davis, Bean finished the game with 16 points and a game-high 13 rebounds, shooting 50.0 percent (5-of-10) from the floor, 33.3 percent (1-of-3) from behind the 3-point line and 83.3 percent (5-of-6) at the free throw line. Additionally, Bean finished with one assist and one steal.

In the Aggies’ 85-74 victory over Richmond, Bean scored a career-high 30 points and added a game-high 13 rebounds while shooting 68.8 percent (11-of-16) from the floor, 75.0 percent (3-of-4) from behind the 3-point line and 71.4 percent (5-of-7) at the free throw line. Bean also logged three assists, two steals and one block during the game. Bean’s 30 points are the second-most in a single game by a player in the MW this season.

For the week, Bean averaged 23.0 points, 13.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.5 blocks per game while shooting 61.5 percent (16-of-26) from the floor, 57.1 percent (4-of-7) from behind the 3-point line and 76.9 percent (13-of-13) at the free throw line.

Utah State, in the middle of the 12-day road trip, will begin competition in the Myrtle Beach Invitational on Thursday, Nov. 18, facing Penn at Noon (MT). Fans can watch the game live on ESPNU.
For more information on Utah State’s men’s basketball program, follow the Aggies on Facebook at usumensbasketball, on Twitter at @usubasketball and on Instagram at @usubasketball. Fans can also watch USU men’s basketball highlights by visiting youtube.com/utahstateathletics.



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