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BYU Basketball Makes Final Five For Big Man Transfer Amari McCray

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BYU is in the final five for Portland State big man transfer Amari McCray, he announced on his Instagram. BYU is in his final five along with Texas Tech, Clemson, Penn State and Grambling State.

McCray played in 12 games for the Vikings before his season was cut short with a season-ending knee injury. McCray averaged 10.7 points, 5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in just 18 minutes per game. He had 12 points and 11 rebounds in a game at Washington State. McCray is a grad transfer with one year of eligibility remaining. Prior to his lone season at PSU, he played a year at Pacific in the WCC. For the Tigers he averaged 6.4 points on 56% shooting in 15 minutes per game.

Texas Tech is the favorite here. McCray was coached at Portland State by Barrett Peery, who recently left this offseason to take an assistant gig at Texas Tech. McCray is 6-foot-9, 245 pounds and is a solid big man. He may not start if he came to BYU, but he would certainly be in the rotation with upperclassmen Richard Harward and Gavin Baxter.

McCray is one of several big men that BYU coaches have been in touch with recently, along with TCU big man Kevin Samuel, Oklahoma’s Rick Issanza, and the nation’s leading shot blocker KC Ndefo at Saint Peter’s.

You can watch highlight from McCray below.