Recruiting never sleeps.
Just when you think BYU Basketball is done on the personnel front, the Cougar Cagers made another addition to their squad. Kyle Davis, a former Alta High star is transferring from Utah State. Davis, a 6’7 forward, will sit out this upcoming season but will be eligible for the 2015-16 season.
BYU will be Davis’ third college. Out of high school, Davis signed with Southern Utah but then transferred to Logan to play for the Aggies after he came home from a mission in Michigan.
Utah State head coach Stew Morrill said Davis could transfer to any non-Mountain West or non-Utah. BYU obviously wouldn’t fall under those rules. Davis is still coming to Provo regardless. For the first year, Davis is going to be paying his own way. Then in 2015-16 Davis will be a scholarship athlete with two years to play two seasons.
For those wondering, yes, BYU will be playing Utah State on an annual basis. Expect Davis to be public enemy number one amongst Utah State’s “Herd”. There’s no fan base in the state that holds nothing back like Utah State basketball fans. My thoughts go out to Davis when the Cougars go to Logan, but I have a feeling Davis will let his play on the court do the talking.
Speaking of play, Davis has been averaging nearly a double-double during his first two seasons in college. BYU has been in desperate need of front court help. It’s a shame that Davis can’t play next season. But the 2016 & 2017 seasons are shaping up to be some of the best in BYU Basketball history with the talent coming in to the program.
Davis is a welcome addition to the Cougar Cagers.