Days after landing the WAC player of the year, Jake Toolson, BYU reportedly also nabbed the reigning WAC Freshman of the Year in UVU big man Wyatt Lowell. Stadium’s Jeff Goodman was the first to officially report the news.
Utah Valley’s Wyatt Lowell told @Stadium he will transfer to BYU - following Mark Pope. Lowell was the WAC Freshman of the Year this season.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) April 24, 2019
Lowell was ranked as a top 250 prospect nationally coming out of high school in Arizona when he committed to Mark Pope and UVU before his LDS mission. The 6-foot-10 big man is a stretch four who averaged 4.6 points on 38% three-point shooting this past season. He scored 14 points and shot 4-6 from three versus St Mary’s early in the season. Lowell is expected to sit out and redshirt the 2019-2020 season due to NCAA transfer rules, then he’ll have three years of eligibility remaining.
Lowell will bring an extra dimension to BYU that the Cougars haven’t had in years. He can shoot the three off the catch, but can also create space off the dribble. He should be an immediate starter once he is eligible to play. With Gavin Baxter on the inside and and Lowell stretching the floor from three, BYU should have a versatile and well rounded front court.
You can watch Lowell’s freshman year highlights below: