Last season we had 8 former BYU Cougars on other teams, this year that number is nearly cut in half. Tanner Toolson and Braeden Moore were the only two BYU scholarship players to hit the transfer portal from last season’s team, and many former BYU players have graduated.
Tanner Toolson — UVU
After appearing in six games for BYU last year, Toolson got a medical redshirt and is one of the Wolverines leading scorers as a redshirt freshman. Toolson has started in all 12 games for UVU and is third on the team averaging 10.4 ppg while shooting 38% from the field and 28% from three. UVU is 6-6 on the season and Toolson looks to have a bright future in Orem. I’m saying the quiet part out loud — I’ll keep my eye on Tanner for the next 2-3 seasons to see if he follows the Jake Toolson playbook.
Braeden Moore — Oral Roberts
Moore redshirted his lone season in Provo and hasn’t found much playing time for the Golden Eagles. Moore has appeared in 6 of Oral Roberts’ 11 games, totaling 14 points and 33 minutes.
Caleb Lohner — Baylor
Now in his second season at Baylor, Lohner’s role and production is similar to his first year in Waco. Lohner has played in every Baylor game, averaging 4 points and 3.3 boards in 13.5 minutes per game. Lohner hasn’t had the production or role that he did at BYU, but he’s been a rotation player for a very good Bears program. Lohner has one more year of eligibility after this season.
Hunter Erickson — Utah
Erickson spent last season at SLCC after two seasons at BYU and has been the Utes primary backup point guard the first two months of the season. Erickson is second on the team with 3.4 assists per game to go along with 5.5 ppg in 22 minutes per game. Georgia Tech transfer Deivon Smith is now eligible after awaiting a NCAA waiver, so that could impact Erickson’s minutes moving forward.
Wyatt Lowell — Chaminade
After starting his career in 2018 at UVU under Mark Pope where he was WAC Freshman of the Year, Lowell is in his sixth season of college and finishing his career in Maui. After transferring from BYU in 2021, Lowell had stints at Snow College and Portland before heading to the Islands. He had 12 points versus Kansas in the Maui Invitational and is averaging 7 points on the season.