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BYU basketball recruiting: 3 star Christian PoPoola commits for 2017

Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo

BYU Basketball received good news Wednesday night when Bishop Gorman High School’s Christian PoPoola Jr. announced his commitment to the Cougars. His BYU ties come from his sophomore season at Lone Peak playing under current BYU assistant Quincy Lewis.

PoPoola made his intentions clear via his Twitter account:

PoPoola is a 6-foot-3 180-pound guard. He is about to enter his senior year of high school. Christian is not Mormon and will therefore join the team right away for the 2017 season.

Christian indicated some of his reason for committing to BYU was his relationships with current and future Cougars when PoPoola told

I’ve worked out a lot with Nick [Emery], TJ [Haws], Yoeli and Gavin [Baxter]. I’ve been in the gym with a lot of these guys and have known them growing up. Those are my guys. A lot of these guys are my friends, so that’s a good thing.

To get a feel for what is heading to Provo in the years to come check out PoPoola’s highlight reel:

There is a new member of the BYU basketball family!