Played in 30 games, making 19 starts ... averaged 1.4 points and 1.9 rebounds in 19.1 minutes ... handed out 59 assists ... posted an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.6, second best on the team ... made 16 steals ... scored a career-high six points at New Mexico (2-3 3FG) ... pulled down a career-best eight rebounds at BYU ... dished out career-high six assists twice at home, vs. Wyoming and TCU ... one of the team's top individual defenders, routinely guards the opponents' best players ... will wear No. 5 this year after wearing No. 2 for his first two years.
Saw action in 25 games, making four starts ... recorded 17 assists, made two blocks and one steal ... only field goal of the year came in the first game of the season against Southwest Baptist (Nov. 15) ... made several key defensive stops, including a momentum-shifting play on the road at TCU (Feb. 4) ... gained valuable experience guarding one of the league's top scorers, Wyoming's Brandon Ewing ... best game was Utah's victory over Weber State (Dec. 20), registering career highs in assists (4), blocks (2) and minutes (18) ... made his first career start against California at home (Dec. 10) ... also started at No. 5 Oklahoma (Dec. 13), vs. WSU and at Utah State (Dec. 22).
Led Brighton to the state semifinals and regional championship as a senior ... region 2 MVP ... named first-team all-state by Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune ... averaged 16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists as a senior ... posted a 3.5 GPA every trimester of his senior year.
Jace Tavita is the son of Gil and Ginger Tavita ... born July 7, 1989 ... majoring in Sociology.