John Lloyd, a 6-foot-8, 200, sophomore from San Juan Capistrano, Calif., has elected to stay at BYU to concentrate on his academic studies and forego playing with the Cougar basketball team.

"We are going to miss John and wish him the best in any avenues he pursues," said BYU Coach Roger Reid.Lloyd notified BYU coaches at the beginning of the semester that he was playing basketball for the wrong reasons. Reid asked Lloyd to take a couple of weeks to think about it. He played in five varsity games last season and averaged 1.2 points and 0.6 rebounds.