Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
BYU guard Elijah Bryant applies pressure on a Saint Mary's player during West Coast Conference semifinal game at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Monday, March 06, 2017. On Wednesday, Bryant was named a captain for this year's team.

PROVO — BYU coach Dave Rose announced Wednesday that juniors Elijah Bryant and Luke Worthington have been named team captains for the upcoming season.

“Elijah and Luke are two of our most experienced players and have a great approach to the game,” Rose said in statement. “We’ll rely on them throughout the year to provide leadership in the locker room and on the court.”

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Last year, Bryant averaged 11.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists. He scored a career-high 39 points and made seven 3-pointers in a victory at Portland.

Worthington recently returned home from an LDS Church mission to Chile. He played in 64 games and made 24 starts in the two seasons before his mission. As a sophomore in 2014-15, Worthington started 21 games while helping the Cougars receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

BYU opens the 2017-18 regular season Saturday night at home against Mississippi Valley State.