April 12, 2012
Jordan Ashton joins Bearcat hoops
MARYVILLE, Mo. – Head Coach Ben McCollum announced the second addition for the 2012-13 season with the signing of Jordan Ashton from Mount Pleasant High School in Iowa.
“We are thrilled to have Jordan join our program,” coach McCollum said. “He already has a winning mentality helping his team to a state title. He is a solid three-point shooter and can create some matchup problems with his ability to slash and finish around the rim. He is only going to get better and with his athleticism he has a very high ceiling. He joins a class of great kids on and off the floor and we feel he will fit in just fine.”
Ashton helped lead Mount Pleasant High to a 26-1 record and captured the Iowa Class 3 State Championship. The 6-3 guard was named First-Team All-State as well as the Player of the Year in Iowa Class 3.
Along with helping lead the Panthers to a state title he was named to the Iowa State Tournament All-Tournament Team along with being named MVP of the State Tournament. Ashton averaged 18.4 points per game shooting 47 percent from the field and 80 percent from the free-throw line on the year.
Ashton joins Conner Crooker as the second member of the Bearcats signing class.
Northwest is coming off a MIAA Championship after going 22-7 and earning a berth in the NCAA tournament. The Bearcats will return starters senior DeShaun Cooper and junior Dillon Starzl.
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