Utah Valley MBB Signs Tarleton Transfer Tahj Small

May 25, 2022, 4:15 PM
UVU guard Tahj Small (Courtesy of Utah Valley Athletics)
(Courtesy of Utah Valley Athletics)

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Valley men’s basketball head coach Mark Madsen announced that the Wolverines signed Tarleton State transfer Tahj Small.

Small officially joined the UVU program on Wednesday, May 25.

“I am incredibly excited to welcome Tahj Small and his family to Utah Valley University,” said Madsen. “We know Tahj extremely well because he has been one of the top players in the conference for the past two years. It wasn’t just the scoring and defense that stood out. It was all the intangibles that Tahj brought to the table every single game—the leadership, the hustle, and the focus. Tahj will be a huge piece of what we do this season and our fan base will embrace him.”

Small will be eligible to play for the Wolverines this fall. He has one year of eligibility remaining.

Small joined Utah Valley after spending the last two seasons with the Texans, who also play in the Western Athletic Conference.

Prior to his time at Tarleton, the Durham, North Carolina native played at Moberly Area Community College and Troy.

Last season, Small averaged 13.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per contest.

In 75 games at Troy and Tarleton, Small has averaged 9.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting. He also posted 4.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.2 blocks, and 0.8 steals per game.

Small joined Cam Alford as players to transfer and sign with Utah Valley this week.

Last season, UVU posted a 20-12 record, including 10-8 in Western Athletic Conference games.

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