PROVO — BYU basketball coach Dave Rose announced Friday that two players, Hunter Erickson and Trevin Knell, have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Cougars.
Erickson, a guard from Timpview High, averaged 22 points and knocked down 57 3-pointers as a junior last season. He helped guide the Thunderbirds to a 18-6 record.
“Hunter is a tough, skilled and athletic guard,” Rose said. “We love his competitive nature and are so excited to have the opportunity to have him join our program.”
After the 2016-17 season, Erickson was named first-team all-state by the Deseret News and the Salt Lake Tribune. Erickson also received offers from Utah, Cal State Northridge and UC Santa Barbara.
Erickson is planning to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and he will start his BYU career in 2020-21.
Knell originally signed with California in 2016 but received a release after the Golden Bears underwent a coaching change.
“Trevin is an elite shooter that loves to be in the gym,” Rose said. “We love his ability to spread the floor and shoot the ball and look forward to having him with us when he returns from his mission.”
The 6-foot-5 guard also received offers from Air Force, Montana, Rice, Robert Morris, San Diego, Santa Clara, Southern Utah, Utah State, Utah Valley, Washington State, Weber State and Wyoming.
Knell prepped at Woods Cross High School, Knell was named first-team all-state by the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune in 2016 and 2017.
As a senior in 2016-17, Knell averaged 25.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.8 steals per game while leading Woods Cross to a record of 22-3 overall and 12-0 in Region 5 play.
Knell was rated Utah’s No. 2 recruit in the class of 2017, according to ESPN.com. Knell finished his high school career with 1,495 points and 225 3-point field goals.
Knell started serving an LDS Church mission in Uruguay last July and he will enroll at BYU in 2019.