May 14, 2021

Where are they now?

USU Eastern has had its fair share of great athletes that not only left their marks on the court, but on the hearts of the students and community. These athletes received numerous accolades while at CEU and USU Eastern. These former Golden Eagles have garnered accolades like All-American, First Team All-Region, Second Team All-Region and honorable mentions. Many former Golden Eagles have spread their wings and soared to new heights at other universities.
Isiah Williams

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USU Eastern has had its fair share of great athletes that not only left their marks on the court, but on the hearts of the students and community. These athletes received numerous accolades while at CEU and USU Eastern. These former Golden Eagles have garnered accolades like All-American, First Team All-Region, Second Team All-Region and honorable mentions. Many former Golden Eagles have spread their wings and soared to new heights at other universities.
Isiah Williams
After leaving the College of Eastern Utah, he went on to play at Utah Valley University. His junior year was successful, he was named the Great West Conference player of the year. He averaged 17.5 points per game and 1.8 assists, and made first team All Conference.
Williams was also named Associated Press honorable mention All-American, first player in UVU history to receive the honor. He also garnered the conference’s newcomer of the year award.
In Williamssenior season, he was chosen as the pre-season GWC player of the year by vote of the league’s coaches.
“He was a great two guard and a great shooter,” said Athletic Director and Head Women’s Basketball Coach David Paur.
Assistant women’s basketball coach and former men’s assistant coach, Adjalma Becheli, said, “he was an excellent three point shooter, he worked really hard, he was our best shooter by far. He was a key player when we made it to the national tournament where we took third. I think he might play professionally overseas like his brother, I am not surprised by the amount of success he has had because he can shoot.”
Mike Glover
Played for Iona College after leaving CEU. During his time at Iona, he made the Preseason Top-50 list for the John R. Wooden award, made the Collegeinsider.com’s Lute Olson preseason All-American Team. He was named the MAAC’s preseason player of the year, made the NABC All-District First Team and named the MAAC and Collegeinsider.com postseason All-Tournament team.
“I believe he is fourth in the nation for scoring and averaged 19-points per game, he was our go-to guy when we took third in the nation and he could dunk like nobody else,” said Paur. “In my four years, he was the best post player and the most successful player. I think he will get drafted in the second round of the NBA draft,” added Becheli.
Jonathan Mills
Mills recently completed his junior year at Southern Miss where he averaged 9.8 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. He was shooting a solid 50 percent and had four double-doubles over the season which was a team high. Mills also had six games where he rebounded in the double figures. He also made Third Team All-Conference. “Strong as an Ox, he was great on the offensive boards. He and Glover were a great team because if Glover missed, Mills had the rebound and would score,” Paur said. Becheli stated, “he has the most hustle of any player I have seen in my whole life and is a hard worker. I would always see him attack the boards. He wanted to win so bad, he was competitive and would always find a way to score off of an offensive board.”
Cliff Colimon
Colimon is on track to graduate from Eastern Washington University. His coach Jim Hayford had nothing but positive things to say about the former Eagle, “ he made our First Team All-Big Sky, he was the leading scorer for our team, has over a 3.0 and will play professional basketball in Brazil.” He mentioned, “Cliff has an outstanding work ethic, he is always in the gym, he was our point guard and a key leader of our team. He approached everything with great maturity.” Paur added “He was always positive and viewed the world positively.” “He and I have been talking about getting him a spot on a professional team in Brazil, he has a hard work ethic and I think he will be successful,” said Becheli.
Brady Hurst
Is living it up in Hawaii, he attends Brigham Young University-Hawaii where he is shooting 53 percent from the field, averaging 4.7 rebounds and 8.5 points per game. He ranks second on his team for offensive rebounding, third in rebounds per game and fifth in scoring. Paur said, “Hurst had a great attitude.” Coach Becheli said “if I could use one word to describe him, it would be leader.”
Aaron Hawk Harris
Carried his good three-point shooting ability with him to the University of Northern Colorado, there he is shooting a respectable 33.3 percent. “For all of his faults Hawk was a good player, he did do a lot good things for our team, although there was a time where he was not a good captain to his teammates,” said Samantha Fletcher.
Bruna Deichmann
Is experiencing her own success at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Deichmann is shooting 30 percent from beyond the arc. She is also averaging 2.2 rebounds and 5.1 points per game. “She is leaving her mark as a defensive specialist, guarding the best offensive players from the other teams,” said Matt Gochis, Utah State University Eastern baseball player.
Other players to mention are Nick Thompson who signed to the University of Oklahoma and then transferred to Utah Valley University. Due to NCAA transfer rules, he can’t compete this season. Renan Custodio plays for Carroll College. Custodio didn’t garner much attention at Eastern, he has made himself a valuable player at Carroll College.

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