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ETSU Transfer Daivien Williamson Picks Wake Forest Over BYU, Others

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: DEC 15 East Tennessee State at Illinois Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

BYU made a strong push to land East Tennessee State transfer Daivien Williamson, but the Cougars lost out on a transfer point guard for the second time in a week as Williamson chose the hometown Demon Deacons over BYU, San Diego State, Georgetown and Tulsa.

Wake Forest was the heavy favorite the whole way with the coaching staff and hometown connection they offered, but BYU coaches and fans did make an impression on Williamson. Daivien’s AAU coach, Mike Russell, posted the below on his Instagram story.

With Williamson off the board, BYU will continue to be active in the transfer market to add a point guard. Ole Miss’ Franco Miller and Syracuse’s Jalen Carey are two available point guards to whom BYU has already reached out, but coaches may elect to see who else enters the portal.

The coaching staff has already taken big swings by landing Matt Haarms and being finalists for Mac Mclung and Williamson, so they won’t be afraid to continue reaching out to transfers for the fear of missing out. It only takes one guy to commit, and striking out ten times isn’t a bad thing when a wide net is being cast.