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BYU basketball: Former Utah State forward Kyle Davis transferring to BYU

Published: Thursday, July 2 2015 12:05 a.m. MDT

Utah State forward Kyle Davis (23) goes to the basket around Colorado State forward/center Marcus Holt (3) during a game between the Aggies and Colorado State at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.  (Matt Gade, Deseret News) Utah State forward Kyle Davis (23) goes to the basket around Colorado State forward/center Marcus Holt (3) during a game between the Aggies and Colorado State at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. (Matt Gade, Deseret News)

PROVO — Kyle Davis surely must have impressed the BYU basketball coaching staff late last November when he scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Utah State in a Cougar victory over the Aggies.

Friday, BYU coach Dave Rose announced that the 6-foot-7 forward from Draper is transferring to BYU from USU.

Davis will not be able to play during the upcoming 2014-15 season due to NCAA transfer rules. He will have two years of eligibility remaining starting in 2015-16.

"We're excited to have Kyle join our team," Rose said in a statement. "Kyle is a big, strong athlete who can run the floor, rebound and score. He will be a great addition to our front line and will fit perfectly with the guys we have in our program and the style we like to play."

Last season, Davis was the Aggies’ fourth-leading scorer (9.1 ppg), second-leading rebounder (7.6 rpg) and started 27 of 29 games. He also shot 50 percent from the field (including 7 of 11 against BYU) and was the team’s leading shot-blocker with 37 blocks.

Brigham Young Cougars guard Matt Carlino (2) and Utah State Aggies center Jordan Stone (25) and Utah State Aggies forward Kyle Davis (23) fight for a rebound during a game at EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday, November 30, 2013.  (Matt Gade, Deseret News) Brigham Young Cougars guard Matt Carlino (2) and Utah State Aggies center Jordan Stone (25) and Utah State Aggies forward Kyle Davis (23) fight for a rebound during a game at EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Matt Gade, Deseret News)

Davis scored a season-high 18 points against Weber State and twice had 15 rebounds in a game.

As a freshman, Davis played at Southern Utah in 2010-11, averaging 8.5 points and 5.3 rebounds. He then left to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Detroit.

An Alta High product, Davis led the Hawks to the 5A state title and earned tournament MVP honors in 2010. He averaged 18.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, 1.5 steals and 1.3 assists as he was named 5A MVP.

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