State of Utah transfer Creighton gets Steven Ashworth's commitment.
Steven Ashworth, a former star guard for Utah State, announced his transfer to Creighton on Monday.
Ashworth was named to the first team of All-Mountain West after pacing Utah State in scoring (16.2 points per game), assists (4.5), 3-point baskets (111), and steals (41) in 35 appearances (25 starts) this season
Ashworth will be eligible for an additional two years. He was successful on 43.4% of his long-range attempts.Ashworth, who will be 23 years old in May, told the Omaha World-Heard,
"I love that Creighton has its own brand and a town that is obsessed with Creighton basketball."Given how much they value basketball
here and how much I enjoyed my time at Utah State, I am ecstatic to have the opportunity to compete in the Big East."Part of the reason
I wanted to attend Creighton was to be a part of a system, culture, and team that has recently had success and is planning to have more success in the future."
Creighton was chosen by Ashworth over Gonzaga, BYU, Oklahoma State, and Washington. Ashworth is 6-foot-1.
Due to the departure of star guard Ryan Nembhard, Creighton needs a replacement.
According to McDermott, we were actively seeking a point guard, and (Ashworth's) ability to extend the floor with 3-point shooting and make sound decisions
with the pass fit the description. He also possesses the necessary leadership qualities to complement our returning athletes.