SALT LAKE CITY — Another Wolverine is reportedly headed to BYU.
Stadium national college basketball analyst Jeff Goodman reported Wednesday that Utah Valley forward Wyatt Lowell will transfer to BYU, following a year where he won WAC Freshman of the Year honors.
The expected move would mean Lowell continues to play for the coach who recruited him, as former UVU coach Mark Pope was named to the same post at BYU two weeks ago.
The news also comes less than a day after Goodman reported WAC Player of the Year Jake Toolson was transferring back to BYU from UVU as a graduate transfer.
On Wednesday, Pope named his assistants, including two who are moving to Provo with him from Orem in Chris Burgess and Cody Fueger. The other is Nick Robinson, mostly recent an assistant at Seattle.
Lowell would be required to sit a year, per NCAA transfer rules, but would have three years of eligibility remaining.10 comments on this story
In his freshman season at UVU, the 6-foot-10, 205-pound Lowell averaged 15.7 minutes, 4.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game. He also shot 41 percent from the field and 37.6 percent from 3-point range.
He scored in double figures five times, including a season-high 14 points against Saint Mary’s in early November.
Lowell, a native of Gilbert, Arizona, was a four-star recruit coming out of high school. He served a two-year mission in Minnesota for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.