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BYU Basketball Recruiting: Guard Nate Hansen signs with Cougars

BYU announced the first signee of its the 2019 recruiting class in Timpview guard Nate Hansen.

The 6’3”, 165 lbs point guard also had scholarship offers from Portland, UC Davis and UC Irvine. He plans to serve a Church mission after high school before enrolling at BYU.

Hansen averaged 15 points per game this as junior and was teammates with guard Hunter Erickson, a signee in BYU’s 2018 class.

Hansen was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder known as rhabdomyolysis in March 2017, and spent the summer and fall recovering. Darnell Dickson of the Daily Herald reported on Hansen’s inspiring story earlier this year.

Hansen’s game and skill set have some similarities to TJ Haws. Hansen plays a lot of point guard and has the ability to create space off the dribble. Although not a superior athlete, he uses his body and is crafty enough to finish around the basket and get open for pull up jumpers. He is a capable three-point shooter off the bounce and in catch-and-shoot situations.

Two other BYU commits, Shengzhe Li and Bernardo Da Silva, should have their signings be made official by BYU in the next day.

You can watch Hansen’s junior year highlights below.