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BYU Basketball: Weber State transfer McKay Cannon eligible to play immediately

BYU’s backcourt gets a nice boost

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Xavier vs Weber State Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

BYU junior guard McKay Cannon is now eligible to play after receiving a waiver from the NCAA, BYU announced Wednesday evening.

Cannon transferred to Provo this offseason as a walk-on after playing two years at Weber State.

The 6-foot guard started 33 of 35 games as a freshman and seven to start his sophomore year before losing the starting job and seeing his minutes decline.

Cannon averaged 4.1 points and 2.2 assists per game in 67 games at Weber State, shooting 38 percent from the field and 35 percent from the 3-point line.

He scored 10 points and dished five assists in an NCAA Tournament loss to Xavier in 2016.

As an experienced player, Cannon could step in and give BYU a handful of backup point guard minutes with the absence of Nick Emery.

We’ll see soon if Dave Rose has plans to make Cannon any part of the rotation as the Cougars play at Utah Valley tonight.