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Friday January 3rd, 2014

Utah State's Jarred Shaw has recorded two double-doubles in eight games this season. (AP Photo/The Herald Journal, Eli Lucero Utah State's Jarred Shaw has recorded two double-doubles in eight games this season. (AP Photo/The Herald Journal, Eli Lucero)

Utah State reinstated center Jarred Shaw, and he is eligible to play immediately, the school announced Friday.

Shaw missed the past five games because of a violation of team rules. The team went 4-1 in his absence, with their only loss coming Jan. 1 to Air Force. 

Shaw, 6-10 senior from Dallas, leads the team in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots per game.

"There has been lots of speculation and untrue rumors regarding Jarred. Jarred Shaw is a student-athlete who graduates this spring and who made a mistake. This was his first offense and he has served his penalty by missing five games. We will go forward from here, and our team is certainly excited to have Jarred back," Utah State coach Stew Morrill said.

DAVIS: Sunday's slew of Top 25 matchups highlight weekend picks Shaw, a transfer from Oklahoma State, had scored in double figures seven times this season and is shooting 55 percent from the field.

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