4-Star shooting guard and 2016 Idaho Gatorade Player of the Year Connor Harding is home from his LDS mission. His AAU coach Tim Davis tweeted the following picture of the 6’6” shooting guard Thursday evening.
First off, look at Connor already holding a basketball minutes off the plane. Dude is ready to get back to work.
With Connor home from his LDS mission, BYU’s roster looks to be set for the 2018-2019 season. Elijah Bryant is gone from the team, but BYU adds some guys that are expected to big contributors this upcoming season.
After withdrawing from school last year, junior guard Nick Emery returns to the team and joins Connor Harding and forward Gavin Baxter as additions to this year’s roster. Baxter is expected to push for major minutes right off his LDS mission, as his 6’9” frame and 7’2” wingspan will add a unique element to BYU’s roster.
Yoeli Childs, Gavin Baxter and Connor Harding were all 4-Star recruits who were teammates on the Utah Prospects AAU team.
Although BYU’s 2018-2019 roster is set, keep an eye on Gonzaga transfer Jesse Wade. The Davis HS (Utah) product grew up a BYU fan and is close with many of BYU’s players. Wade will have to sit out and redshirt this upcoming season, but BYU is in a good spot to land the Gonzaga point guard. Wade’s sister will be a freshman on BYU’s women’s soccer team this year.
Great to have Connor back from his mission and ready to get back to work before the season tips off! You can watch highlights from Connor Harding below.