Fomer USU point guard Rollie Worster transferring to Utah

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Worster follows former Aggies head coach Craig Smith to Runnin' Utes

Utah State’s Rollie Worster (24) plays against UNLV in an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) – Just like his head coach, former Utah State point guard Rollie Worster is headed from Logan to Salt Lake City.

Worster announced on Twitter Thursday that he is following former Craig Smith to the University of Utah.

“First, I want to say thank you to my family, friends, teammates, coaches, trainer, and everyone else who helped me get to where I am today,” Worster said. “I also want to thank coach Smith and his staff, along with the University of Utah for providing me the opportunity to further my academic and athletic career. I’m super excited to play for this storied program. Go Utes!”

In his freshman season at Utah State, Worster averaged 9.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists. His best game came at UNLV when he had 19 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists.

“Rollie is a perfect fit the Runnin’ Utes!” said Smith. “Our staff has a tremendous feel for what Rollie will bring to our program. He has great versatility and has the mentality to play any position. He has a level of toughness on both ends of the floor and is a winner in every way. Utah fans are going to love watching him compete.”

He reached double-figures in scoring 10 different times – including a season-high 19 points against Slocum and the Runnin’ Rebels in Las Vegas. As the team’s floor general, Worster helped guide the Aggies average 16.2 dimes last season – which was good for 24th nationally.

Worster joins former UNLV guard David Jenkins Jr., who announced he is transferring to Utah on Wednesday.

Worster and Jenkins will help make up for the loss of last year’s leading scorer, Timmy Allen, who on Tuesday announced he is transferring to Texas.

Worster, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound guard from Missoula, Montana, played in 26 games for the Aggies in the 2020-21 season, starting 25 at point guard.

Meanwhile, last year’s second leading scorer Alphonso Plummer will announce which school he is transferring to on Saturday. Plummer, who averaged 13.6 points per game last season, has narrowed down his transfer schools to BYU, Georgia, Florida, Illinois and Texas Tech.

It is unclear if Utah’s starting point guard the last two seasons, Rylan Jones, will return to the Utes. His dad Chris Jones, an assistant coach under Larry Krystkowiak, was let go after Krystkowiak was fired last month.

Timmy Allen, Ian Martinez and Alphonso Plummer have all either transferred or are in the transfer portal.

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