Rock Canyon’s Sam Masten commits to Northern Colorado

Rock Canyon’s Sam Masten announced on Twitter Monday that he has verbally committed to the University of Northern Colorado to play basketball.

Masten wrote, “Ever since I was a little kid, it’s been my lifelong goal and dream to play Division I basketball.”


The incoming senior averaged 22.3 points per game for the Jaguars last year.

Masten’s 580 points were the third-most in Class 5A.

Masten returns to a Rock Canyon team that fell short in overtime to Eaglecrest, the eventual Class 5A champion.

Perhaps the biggest moment of Masten’s career so far was the steal he had in Rock Canyon’s thrilling win over Grandview to send the Jags to their first Final 4 in program history.

In a matter of five seconds, Rock Canyon scored four points to stun Grandview in a 42-40 win.