BYU landed its first commitment of the 2019 recruiting class in Timpview HS (Provo, UT) guard Nate Hansen. Nate announced the commitment via his twitter account.
So happy to say I've committed to play basketball at BYU!! Gocougs pic.twitter.com/fTSSY0R8C4— Nate (@natertot1010) August 2, 2018
The 6’3”, 165 lbs point guard also had scholarship offers from Portland, UC Davis and UC Irvine. Nate informed Vanquish the Foe that he plans on serving a LDS mission immediately following graduation.
Hansen averaged 15 points per game this past season 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.
With Hansen on board, BYU will continue recruiting 2019 American Fork big man Isaac Johnson, who is a top 75 recruit in the 2019 class. Johnson recently listed BYU as one of his top 6 schools, but BYU will have to fight off Gonzaga if they are to land the big man.
In the meantime, a big congrats to Nate on his commitment!
You can watch Hansen’s junior year highlights below: