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Utah State Signs Idaho Vandal Forward Nigel Burris To 2023-24 Roster
Apr 26, 2023, 11:04 AM
(Photo courtesy of Idaho Vandals Athletics)
LOGAN, Utah – Utah State announced the addition of former Idaho Vandal forward Nigel Burris to the 2023-24 men’s basketball roster on Wednesday.
Burris was named the Big Sky Freshman of the Year last season.
𝐒𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐝, 𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐝, 𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝!
Welcome to the Aggie Family @nigelburris8 🤘#AggiesAllTheWay pic.twitter.com/fupsoxeYjn
— USU Men’s Hoops (@USUBasketball) April 26, 2023
The 6-foot-7 forward averaged 8.8 points and 5.0 rebounds per game on 52.7% from the field and 44.8% from three.
Burris started in 25 games and played in all 32 for the Vandals.
The best game of his freshman campaign came in the Big Sky tournament when he dropped 21 points against runner-up Northern Arizona.
Post work 💪@nigelburris8 has 8 early points! pic.twitter.com/lhqVJi21oK
— Idaho Basketball (@VandalHoops) March 5, 2023
The San Francisco native played two seasons at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, California. He helped lead the Monarchs to two WCAL league championships and two Central Coast Section championships.
The program boasted a 40-6 record while Burris attended. In 2022, he committed to Idaho as a three-star power forward.
𝘽𝙞𝙜 𝙎𝙠𝙮 𝙁𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙝𝙢𝙖𝙣 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙔𝙚𝙖𝙧
Congrats to @nigelburris8 for being named the top freshman in the league 🙌#GoVandals pic.twitter.com/9vHGt7dn5N
— Idaho Basketball (@VandalHoops) March 3, 2023
The Aggies are coming off of an NCAA Tournament birth and a 26-9 record. USU lost to the Missouri Tigers in the first round.
Shortly after the loss, it was announced that head coach Ryan Odom would be leaving his position at Utah State to coach at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Utah State brought in Danny Sprinkle from Montana State University to lead the Aggies in the 2023-24 season.
Chandler Holt is a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter at @ChandlerHoltKSL.
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