Point guard Crew Ainge verbally commits to Utah State


Following visits to Utah State and San Diego, point guard Crew Ainge announced Saturday evening that he’s committed to join new head coach Tim Duryea in Logan.

“Blessed to announce I have committed to play ball at Utah State! Thank you to everyone who has helped me throughout this process,” Ainge posted on his Twitter account.

Ainge, the son of former NBA player and current Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge, attended Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire and he played his grassroots basketball for the New England Playaz organization. The 5-foot-11 point guard is the second addition of the spring for the Aggies, who added junior college transfer Shane Rector last month.

Rector began his college career at Missouri, transferring to Miami Dade College after his freshman season.

However unlike Rector, Ainge will not be joining the program immediately. Ainge will take a two-year LDS mission, meaning that he won’t don a Utah State uniform until 2017.

Of the five scholarship sophomores on the Utah State roster going into the 2015-16 season three are guards: Henry Bolton, Sam Orchard and Julion Pierre. They’ll be seniors when Ainge begins his freshman season at Utah State in 2017-18.