Son of BYU coach has entered the transfer portal

Jace Whiting has entered the transfer portal, and his connections to BYU could draw him to Provo.

Jace Whiting drives past New Mexico Guard, Jaelen House
Jace Whiting drives past New Mexico Guard, Jaelen House / Sam Wasson/GettyImages

A former returned missionary and son of a women's basketball coach has entered the transfer portal following his sophomore season with Boise State. Jace Whiting is from Burley, Idaho, where he averaged over 24 points per game at Burley High School.

When evaluating transfer prospects, it can be easy to view the vast array of players the same way Emperor Kuzco evaluated his hand-picked selection of brides. "Hate your hair. Not likely. Yikes, yikes, yikes, and let me guess: you have a great personality." When looking at Whiting's transfer rating on 247 or simply viewing his counting stats, even I stopped to think: why should BYU want this guy?

Whiting is a 6'3" guard, who averaged 3.3 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 14.4 minutes per game in Boise. He provided some sparks for the Broncos off the bench, but never flashed much more potential than his current role as a backup point guard.

Despite his limited playing time, Whiting showed he can score efficiently, but was often too slow to keep up with high-level guards in the Mountain West. Boise State fans theorize that Whiting's departure is likely due to pressure from Boise State's coaching staff and overcrowding at the guard position on the depth chart signaling fewer minutes for Whiting.

We're still too early in the offseason to get any substantial news about transfer prospects, but Whiting's connections to BYU and the Church of Jesus Christ certainly indicate that the Cougars are likely on his list of preferred destinations.

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