Dave Rose hits the transfer market again, this time with a familiar, in-state face.
That’s right. Former Utah State forward Kyle Davis is joining the BYU men’s basketball team. Per NCAA transfer rules, he will sit out the upcoming season, becoming eligible in 2015-2016.
Despite the Cougars not having any scholarships available for the 2014-2015 season, Davis will become a scholarship player for BYU in 2015-2016, allowing the Cougars to retain its entire roster.
Originally, Davis was at Southern Utah University, where as a freshman he averaged 8.5 points and 5.3 rebounds. After serving a LDS mission in the two following years, Davis ended up at Utah State after SUU’s head coach retired. As an Aggie, Davis scored 9.1 points per game and hauled in 7.6 rebounds per game. He also finished with 1.3 blocks per game, which put him seventh in the Mountain West.
Davis matched up with BYU last season, scoring 16 points and grabbing nine rebounds in the loss.
While some might criticize Davis for being an immature person that transfers from school to school because ‘the grass is always greener,’ the above tweets make it clear that he simply just wanted to be happy playing basketball somewhere. Paying his own way for a year is a testament to that.
According to Greg Wrubell, Utah State restricted Davis to non-Mountain West and non-Utah schools. Davis appealed the restrictions, but was unsuccessful. This tweet from Wrubell below should help explain how Davis was still able to commit to BYU.