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Utah men’s basketball gets commitment from Utah State transfer Rollie Worster, shoring up the point guard spot

Worster averaged 9.1 points in 26 games for Utah State as a freshman last season

Utah State's Rollie Worster (24) shoots against UNLV's Nicquel Blake (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Utah State, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The University of Utah is going to have some options at point guard next season.

Rollie Worster, a Utah State freshman who entered the NCAA Transfer Portal in the wake of Craig Smith leaving Logan to become the head coach at Utah, committed to the Utes on Thursday morning.

Worster, who averaged 9.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 26 games last season, is the third player to commit to Utah out of the transfer portal. He joins Cincinnati freshman Gabe Madsen and prolific-scoring UNLV junior David Jenkins.

Utah unofficially has three open scholarships for next season, but unless someone else is planning to transfer, the Utes appear set at point guard between Worster, junior Rylan Jones and freshman Pelle Larsson.

Jones played in just 17 games while dealing with a shoulder injury over the last half of last season, which allowed Larsson to get a longer look at the point. Larsson played in all 25 games in 2020-21, averaging 8.2 points on 46.7% shooting in 26.5 minutes per contest.

Utah should now be in the market for frontcourt help, as its depth at all three spots appears limited.

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