Instant Replay: Utah State’s Steven Ashworth Scores 1,000th Career Point

Mar 11, 2023, 1:22 AM

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Utah State Aggie point guard Steven Ashworth became the 41st player in program history to reach the 1,000-point plateau.

Ashworth scored his 1,000th career point with a first-half three against Boise State in a 2023 Mountain West Championships semifinal game.

The junior guard needed just eight points to reach the career milestone but got off to a slow start against the Broncos. Missing his first five shots, two free throws were all the Aggies leading scorer could muster against a disruptive Bronco defense.

Ashworth found the range late in the first half, hitting two quick threes to halt a Boise State run.

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He finished the night with 14 points on 4-of-13 shooting and 3-of-10 from deep.

Utah State overcame an eight-point halftime deficit to pick up the 72-62 win. The victory propels USU to the 2023 Mountain West Championship game against San Diego State.

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About Steven Ashworth

A 6’1, 170-pound point guard out of Alpine, Utah, Ashworth joined the Aggies before the 2020-21 season, following a stellar prep career.

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At Lone Peak HS, Ashworth averaged 16.4 points, 7.4 assists, 4.1 rebounds, and 3.1 steals per game as a senior. In his final year, he led the Knights to the Utah 6A state title.

Ashworth earned a host of accolades at Lone Peak. He was named to the GEICO National all-tournament team and the Utah Valley Boys Basketball Player of the Year, Utah 6A MVP, and first-team all-state during his final year at Lone Peak HS.

As a freshman, he played in 29 games and scored in double-digits eight times. He averaged 6.1 points per game while shooting 35.7 percent from the field and 36.5 percent from the perimeter.

During the 2021-22 season, Ashworth played in 33 of 34 games, starting 15. He became the only Utah State player to score 20 or more points in multiple games, notching a career-high 27 at Weber State. He finished with 287 points (8.7 ppg) while finishing second on the team with 119 assists.

This season, Ashworth earned first-team all-Mountain West with a career year. Starting all but ten games, he finished as the eighth-leading scorer in the Mountain West at 16.3 points per game. He led the league in free throw percentage (.889), three-point percentage (.450), and threes made per game (3.2). His 4.7 assists ended as the fourth-best mark in the league.

Ashworth notched a season-high 30 points against Oral Roberts in November. He made a career-high eight threes in an early-February win at Colorado State.

During Mountain West play, Ashworth ranked first in free throw percentage (.920) and 3-pointers made per game (2.72), second in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.90), third in assists per game (4.83), third in 3-point percentage (.392), tied for eighth in steals per game (1.28) and ranked 10th in points per game (15.56).

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#3 Utah State advances to their fourth MW championship game where they will face #1 San Diego State (26-6, 15-3). The title game is scheduled to tip off at 4 p.m. (MT) on Saturday, March 11. This game is broadcast on CBS.

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