The BYU Basketball coaching staff is staying busy in the NCAA transfer portal.
East Tennessee State point guard Daivien Williamson announced his top five Monday night, with BYU making the cut along with Wake Forest, San Diego State, Georgetown, and Tulsa.
The 6-foot-2 point guard has been productive in each of his two seasons at ETSU and is coming off a sophomore season averaging 10.4 ppg and 2.6 apg on 48.4% shooting. Williamson is an efficient shooter from all levels of the floor, shooting over 80% from the foul line and 37% from three. ETSU finished the season 30-4 and ranked #56 in KenPom.
Wake Forest should be considered the favorite. They hired Williamson’s coach at ETSU, Steve Forbes, and Williamson is a native of of Winston-Salem, North Carolina — home of Wake Forest’s campus.
Georgetown transfer Mac McClung is still BYU’s number one target and Williamson’s recruitment doesn’t impact that. Barring a waiver, both players will have to redshirt next season and then have two years of eligibility remaining.
Since both players would play point guard at BYU and have the same eligibility remaining, BYU would likely take only one of the players, with McClung the first option. Look for McClung to make his decision later this week.