SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- For the past four years, nearly all of Montana has known about the hype around Missoula Hellgate basketball star Rollie Worster. On Wednesday night, the rest of the nation got a taste of what the freshman brings to the court.
The Utah State Aggies men's basketball team opened its season with a neutral-site game against Virginia Commonwealth University as part of the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic.
While it was the first game of the season, Worster, the true freshman, got the start.
In the Aggies' first game, Worster showed why he was a two-time Montana Gatorade player of the year. The Missoula kid seemingly transitioned to college ball without a problem as he started 3 for 4 from the field with 6 points in the first half.
Worster finished the game shooting 4 of 9 from the field with 10 points and 24 total minutes played. However, Worster and the Aggies struggled with the VCU defense down the stretch as the team turned the ball over 18 times, with Worster committing four of those.
In the end, VCU took the season opener 85-69.
Worster and the Aggies take on South Dakota State on Thursday.