News broke at the end of May that BYU Basketball Forward Payton Dastrup would be transferring from the program. Dastrup tweeted Monday night that Oregon State will be his next playing destination.
Arizona-native and 4-star recruit Dastrup played for two seasons at BYU, and showed vast signs of improvement and efficiency during his sophomore year. He played in 32 of BYU’s games last year, though many fans were unsatisfied with his often limited minutes during a lackluster year for the Cougars. Dastrup averaged 3.3 points and 1.8 rebounds during the 2017-18 season.
As a newly minted member of the Pac-12, Dastrup will eventually be afforded the opportunity to play BYU’s rival, Utah. In BYU’s win versus Utah last year, Dastrup played 10 minutes and shot 3/4 from the field for 8 points. He made 2/2 3 point attempts. Dastrup ended the season shooting 43 percent from three-point land, exhibiting his versatility as a big man. Oregon State went 16-16 in the 2017-18 season.
Dastrup was a fan favorite between his apparent fan-hood for all other BYU sports (he was a friend to almost all in the ROC), his epic bench celebrations (#rowtheboat), and his willingness and enthusiasm whenever he was given a chance on the court. Oh, and his dance moves.
We here at Vanquish the Foe wish Dastrup the best of luck in Corvallis! He will certainly be missed.