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Posted On: 12/6/17 1:29 PM
Utah’s 10th-ranked 2018, Steven Ashworth is poised to have a monster senior season with Lone Peak before he heads on a one year mission ahead ahead of his Utah State career.
The 6-foot guard signed with the Aggies last month, and chose a full-ride scholarship to Utah State over a preferred walk-on opportunity at BYU.
He’ll start playing with the Aggies in the fall of 2020.
“Utah State was full-ride, and I really liked the coaches up there and the people and all the guys,” said Ashworth. “So that’s kind of what it came down to.”
When he does arrive on campus, the Aggies will be getting a true floor general who’s a marksmen from deep.
“I consider myself more of a true point guard, I can definitely score it when we need it and shoot a high percentage from the 3-point line,” said Ashworth, who laid out some things he needs to work on before playing D1 hoops.
“I’d say definitely some things to work on would be finish with more acrobatic finishes, kind of like how Kyrie (Irving) does it, no matter who’s meeting you at the rim. Also, developing more and more of a mid-range game; it’s become kind of a lost art in basketball, and if you’re proficient at it, it can be very effective.”
But first, he’s got his senior season ahead of him with the Knights. The goal is simple: just win.
“My role has kind of started steady throughout my years here. A big role for me this year is to be a leader and do what we need to win,” said Ashworth. “Just figuring out throughout the course of the game what we need to do to get the win.”