DES MOINES, IOWA —Jordan Ashton is not the typical walk-on that Iowa State has added in recent seasons, and while it's only summer league in the YMCA Capital City League, his early performances have shown as much.
Ashton, a 6-foot-4 guard, was recruited to Iowa State earlier this offseason by assistant T.J. Otzelberger, who convinced the Kirkwood Community College guard to forgo opportunities at multiple low-major programs to walk-on.
At Kirkwood, Ashton averaged 16.4 points per game while shooting 43.6 percent beyond the arc en route to being names an NJCAA All-American. In three Cap City League games — while far from a telling measure — Ashton is 17-of-25 (68 percent) from 3-point range.
Following Sunday's performance, in which Ashton went 7-of-10 from 3, he talked about his decision to walk-on at Iowa State, his game and his areas of focus this offseason ahead of his redshirt junior season.