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Missoula Hellgate's Rollie Worster named Gatorade player of the year for 2nd time

Posted at 8:05 AM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 11:09:38-04

CHICAGO -- Missoula Hellgate senior Rollie Worster has been named the Gatorade Montana boys basketball player of the year for the second consecutive year, the company announced Thursday.

Worster, a 6-foot-3 guard for the Knights, helped lead Hellgate to an undefeated record and to the State AA championship game before the tournament was ultimately canceled. Worster averaged 20.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.3 steals per game through the regular season. The Utah State commit is a three-time all-state and all-conference selection.

"Rollie Worster can do it all," said Kalispell Flathead head coach Ross Gustafson. "He can score inside and out, pass, rebound and defend. He understands the game and sees the floor so well, and he seems to always make the correct read. His basketball IQ is one of the very best I've seen at the high school level."

The Gatorade award also recognizes academic achievement and character off the court. Worster has maintained a 3.33 grade-point average in the classroom and has volunteered locally on behalf of youth basketball programs.

Worster joins Tres Tinkle as Hellgate's two-time Gatorade player of the year award winners. Tinkle, who won in 2014 and 2015, just finished his career at Oregon State as the program's all-time leading scorer.