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Weber State's McKay Cannon (24) passes to teammate Dusty Baker (25) while Xavier's Myles Davis defends during the first half in a first-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA tournament, Friday, March 18, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

BYU’s guard lineup got a boost Wednesday when the school announced former Weber State starter McKay Cannon received an NCAA waiver and is immediately eligible to play for the Cougars.

Cannon transferred to BYU during the offseason as a walk-on. He could see his first time in an in-state game, as the Cougars play UVU at the UCCU Center in Orem on Wednesday at 7 p.m. MST.

Cannon is a junior this year after playing two seasons at Weber State. His most impactful season came as a freshman in 2015-16 when Cannon started 33 of the Wildcats’ 35 games and averaged 5.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists.

Last year, Cannon played in 32 games, starting seven, while averaging 2.6 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists.

He also played in the NCAA tournament as a freshman with Weber State in a 71-53 loss to Xavier. In that game, Cannon scored 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting while hitting a pair of 3-pointers.