<strong>LOGAN–</strong> Utah State men’s basketball head coach Stew Morrill announced Friday that high school standout JoJo McGlaston has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Aggies in the 2013-14 season.
McGlaston is a 6-4, 180-pound guard from Dublin, Calif., where he was a four-year letterwinner at Dublin High School. In leading the Gaels in scoring at 22.0 points per game as a prep senior, McGlaston also led Dublin to a 27-7 overall record and its first Diablo Foothill Athletic League (DFAL) title since 1973, as the Gaels lost in the NorCal Division II Championship game. He also averaged 7.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.1 steals per game, while shooting 58 percent from the field, including 38 percent from three-point range.
“JoJo is a tremendous athlete who can score in a variety of ways. He has the talent to become a very good Mountain West Conference performer on both ends of the court. We are excited about adding a wing player with JoJo’s potential,” Morrill said.
McGlaston was the DFAL Player of the Year and a first-team all-league selection as a senior, as well as earning first-team all-Bay Area and first-team all-East Bay honors, in addition to second-team all-California Division II accolades. He was also named to the San Francisco Chronicle’s all-Metro second-team list as well as to the Contra Costa Times’ all-East Bay Team.
This season, McGlaston netted a season-high 40 points in one of Dublin’s victories, adding a NorCal Division II record 35 points while also pulling down 14 rebounds in Dublin’s loss in the D-II finals.
Utah State finished the 2012-13 season with a 21-10 overall record and an 11-7 league ledger in its eighth and final season in the Western Athletic Conference. USU is one of just five teams in the country to win at least 21 games in each of the past 14 seasons along with Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Syracuse. Furthermore, it is the 23rd time in school history that USU has won 20 or more games in a season.
USU will join the Mountain West Conference officially on July 1, 2013. Utah State won 48 of its last 62 WAC games (.770) and was 74-22 (.768) against teams from the WAC during the last six seasons. Overall, the Aggies posted 94-34 (.732) regular-season WAC record in their eight years in the league. Utah State leaves the league with four WAC regular-season championships in the last six years as part of USU’s eight years in the league.
The Aggies shared the 2008 title with Boise State, Nevada and New Mexico State as all four teams had 12-4 league records, before winning the 2009 and 2010 WAC titles with identical 14-2 conference records, and the 2011 WAC Championship after going 15-1. Prior to USU’s run, Nevada won five straight regular season WAC titles from 2004-08.