Ben Aird
34  Ben Aird
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bountiful, Utah

High School:
Bountiful HS

Height:
6-9

Position:
C

Experience:
3V


07/23/2014

UVU Basketball recognized with NABC Team Academic Excellence Award

NABC honors teams with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better

07/15/2014

Six men's basketball players named to NABC Honors Court

NABC Honors Court recognizes players for academic success

04/16/2014

UVU student-athletes, community honored at Wolverine Club Awards

Retired senior associate athletic director D.J. Smith was recognized with a special presentation and the Michael V. Jacobsen Bronze Wolverine Award.

04/15/2014

Men's Basketball recognized by Orem City for season

Mayor Richard Brunst and the Orem City Council honored the team

04/10/2014

Hunsaker named NABC District 6 Coach of the Year

12th-year coach was also Don Haskins Coach of the Year

01/26/2012

UVU Mens Basketball vs CSU

At UCCU 26 January 2012

At Utah Valley ...
JUNIOR (2012-13):
Named to Great West All-Conference First Team after averaging team-best 15.1 points and 9.0 rebounds per game ... received Great West Academic All-Conference honors ... led the GWC in rebounds per game, field goal percentage (.575) and blocks per game (1.9) ... upped season average to 18.1 points and 11.1 rebounds during conference play, leading the league in both categories ...named Great West Player of the Week on Jan. 7 ... recorded second triple-double in program history on Jan. 5 vs. NJIT with 26 points, 13 rebounds and school-record 10 blocks ... had eight double-doubles on the season ... surpassed 1,000 career points on Feb. 2 at CSU Bakersfield ... had career-highs of 26 points in win over Austin Peay and vs. NJIT ... scored 25 in win over Eastern Washington and at North Dakota State.

SOPHOMORE (2011-12):
Received Great West All-Conference Second Team honors for second consecutive season ... received Great West Academic All-Conference disinction ... averaged 10.4 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.1 steals per game ... named GWC Player of the Week on Feb. 13 after helping UVU to pair of road wins with double-doubles at NJIT and Chicago State ... had five double-doubles on the season ... upped average to 10.8 points and 8.5 rebounds in GWC games ... had season-high 25 in win over Montana Tech ... had double-doubles in four straight games including 24 points and 11 boards in win at NJIT ... hauled in 14 rebounds twice; at Arkansas and at Houston Baptist ... finished 99-132 (.750) from the free-throw line including 86 percent from the stripe in Great West action.

FRESHMAN (2010-11):
Named to Great West All-Conference Second Team and to the All-Newcomer Team ... averaged 12.0 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game, starting all 30 contests ... named Great West Player of the Week two times in consecutive weeks (Feb. 21 & Feb. 28) ... finished with six double doubles including one in each of the final three games of the season ... ranked third in the Great West in rebounds, second in field goal percentage (.554) and second in blocks ... in GWC games only, finished first with a .628 field goal percentage ... averaged 14.8 ppg in GWC games ... scored season-high 23 points in quadruple overtime win at North Dakota on Jan. 20 ... scored in double figures 17 times ... twice recorded a season-high 13 rebounds (at Northern Illinois, vs. NJIT).

Before Utah Valley ...
Prepped at Bountiful High School in Bountiful, Utah ... named first-team All-State three times and 4A MVP as a senior in 2008 ... four-year varsity starter for Braves ... named region MVP ... helped team to second-place finish in 4A state tournament and back-to-back region titles.

Personal ...
Son of Jane and Ken Aird ... born in Salt Lake City, Utah ... served LDS mission in Spokane, Washington ... sister Ali played at Utah State ... was a student-body officer at Bountiful HS.