Nick Emery sure likes those late night tweets.
Emery announced late Friday night (11:23 pm MST, to be exact) that he will return to BYU and “finish his college basketball career at BYU.” Here is the full post from his twitter account:
Emery tweeted out a couple weeks ago that he was planning on returning to BYU, but his Friday night tweet made it official.
With the departure of Elijah Bryant, Emery’s return became much more important for BYU. Although erratic at times, Emery gives BYU a dynamic scorer that BYU is in desperate need of.
In his two seasons at BYU, Emery averaged 14.7 points per game while shooting 42% from the field and 38% from beyond the arc. He was All-West Coast Conference Second Team as a freshman, before dipping a bit his sophomore season and not making the all-conference team. Although his offensive game took a bit of a dip, Emery improved on the defensive end and was top 100 in the country in steals,
Emery had 19 20+ point games during his first two seasons in Provo, and will be counted on to be one of the Cougars main scorers once again.
One thing that is unclear is if Emery will be suspended any games by the NCAA or BYU. With the impending FBI sanctions looming over college basketball and the NCAA about to be very busy, BYU may elect to self-impose penalties (i.e., a suspension for a few games) in hopes of dodging NCAA sanctions.
Whatever the case may be, BYU needs Emery and his scoring prowess if they want to get back to the NCAA tournament.
Welcome back to BYU, Nick!