Last month we wrote an article on the upcoming problem for BYU's basketball team next season outlining nobody on the roster is a true small forward. Well, it looks like that prediction has come to fruition as ESPN's John Goodman reported Wednesday afternoon, that Jake Toolson will be transferring from BYU.
BYU wing Jake Toolson (nephew of Danny Ainge) is transferring, source told ESPN. Has three years left.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 13, 2016
Toolson was expected to play an important role on this past season's BYU team, but left the team on a medical leave of absence 10 games into the season. Before leaving the team he was averaging 13.8 minutes, 3.9 point, 1.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and was shooting 45.5 percent from the field on the season.
Toolson was a high 3-star athlete out of Arizona and a top 250 prospect at 247Sports. Coming out of high school he had offers from Arizona State, Boston College, UC Davis, and Utah State.
An interesting thing to note is that there is now one unclaimed scholarship for this upcoming season. Coach Rose would likely want to sign a player similar to Jake's playing style, a hybrid guard/small forward.
Also important item to consider, who will step up and be the guy who can keep BYU's celebrations at this level...