Two weeks after the departure of Craig Smith to Utah’s men’s basketball team, the Aggies have lost another key component to the success that they had this past season. Rollie Worster has made the decision to enter the transfer portal.
Worster still technically has four years of eligibility remaining as the NCAA has given athletes the opportunity to take advantage of another year of eligibility. As a freshman during the 2020-2021, Worster averaged 9.1 points per game (40.6% shooting), 3.8 rebounds per game and 3.5 assists per game. Worster was a key part to getting Utah State to the Mountain West title game, having is best game of the season in a quarterfinal game against UNLV, putting up 14 points (66.7%) and posting eight assists, six rebounds, and two steals. Against Colorado State in a semi-final game, Worster put up five points (28.6% shooting) and seven rebounds and four assists. In the championship game, Worster had eight points on 4-13 shooting (30.8%) and also put up four rebounds, four assists, and a block. Against Texas Tech in the NCAA Tournament, Worster had six points on 2-7 shooting (28.6%) and went 2-5 from three (40%). He also had three rebounds and an assist but also turned the ball over four times.
His production as a freshman will be missed seeing as he started in man of the games that the Aggies played but new head coach Ryan Odom will have to find a way to replace his production if he ultimately chooses to follow through with the transfer portal.