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Utah Valley junior guard Jake Toolson looks to drive to the basket against California Baptist earlier this season. He has been named the WAC Player of the Year in a vote of the league's head coaches.

SALT LAKE CITY — Jake Toolson is reportedly headed back to BYU.

On Tuesday night, college basketball reporter Jeff Goodman tweeted that Toolson will transfer to BYU from UVU in the wake of the Cougars hiring former Wolverines head coach Mark Pope.

Goodman had reported on April 11 that Toolson was expected to transfer.

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The 6-foot-5, 205-pound guard played at BYU for two seasons from 2014-2016, but took a medical leave of absence early in the second season. Pope was a Cougar assistant during Toolson’s freshman season before becoming UVU’s head coach prior to the next campaign.

While he struggled to produce in his first stint at BYU, Toolson thrived for the Wolverines and was named WAC Player of the Year for the 2018-2019 season after he averaged 15.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.

As a graduate transfer, Toolson has one year of eligibility remaining. He will help a backcourt that has been thinned by the graduation of McKay Cannon and the expected transfers of Jahshire Hardnett and Rylan Bergersen.