Tommy Connor's son joining Utah basketball team as a walk-on

Published: Tuesday, May 13 2014 5:45 p.m. MDT

Olympus' Spencer Williams dives to the floor with Highland's Jake Connor with teammate John Pettit on the backside as Olympus and Highland play Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in quarterfinal action in the Huntsman Center at the University of Utah.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Jake Connor, a 6-foot-3 guard from Highland High, is joining the University of Utah basketball program as a walk-on next season. The son of Utah assistant coach Tommy Connor earned all-state honors for the Rams last season, averaging 15.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists.

"Jake has always been someone around our program since Tommy is a member of our staff. Now, Jake officially joins our basketball family," Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak said in a released statement. "He is a driven, hard worker that will enhance our program because he represents everything we want in a student-athlete. We're excited to have him join us."

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