SALT LAKE CITY — Utah State added a guard to its lineup Friday.
The Aggies announced that 6-foot-4 Karson Stastny will join the team beginning next season after a standout high school career in Texas.
“Karson has great feel for the game. He is skilled and can really shoot the ball. Karson is a fantastic young man that will thrive in Cache Valley.” — Utah State coach Craig Smith, on Karson Stastny
“We are thrilled to announce Karson will be joining the Utah State basketball family,” Utah State coach Craig Smith said in a press release. “Karson has great feel for the game. He is skilled and can really shoot the ball. Karson is a fantastic young man that will thrive in Cache Valley.”
Stastny prepped at Celina High School in Celina, Texas, where he scored more than 2,000 career points and had more than 500 assists. During his senior season, Stastny averaged more than 20 points per contest while adding five rebounds and five assists per game.
The four-time district MVP also shot 64.2% from the floor and 45% from 3-point range his finial year in high school, and 82.7% from the free-throw line.
Stastny will help bolster an Aggie guard line that lost Sam Merrill (the No. 2 scorer all-time at Utah State), Diogo Brito and Abel Porter following a 26-8 season that saw USU win the Mountain West Conference Tournament title for the second straight year.
Utah State’s 2020-21 roster continues to come into shape with Stastny’s addition. This offseason, the Aggies have added Kearns forward Matthew Wickizer, Polish center Szymon Zapala and Ukrainian guard Max Shulga, and will return junior center standout Neemias Queta.