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BYU basketball sharpshooter Zac Seljaas home from LDS mission

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Will he be an unexpected addition to the roster next year?

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The BYU basketball team looks like it may have added an unexpected addition for the 2017-2018 season in Zac Seljaas. His teammate Nick Emery met him at the airport:

So happy to have my brother home!!! #ElderSeljaas

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Sources close to Seljaas have indicated to Vanquish the Foe that he will have shoulder surgery, and, at least in the current outlook, it is not anticipated he will return to the mission field.

Seljaas had a historic freshman season at BYU. His 50% three-point mark set the BYU single-season record (minimum 50 makes), and was top 5 in the nation. He averaged 7.6 points per game while averaging just under 20 minutes per contest.

Seljaas’ return would provide a huge boost to BYU. BYU shot a paltry 32.5% from three-point range this past season, good for 267th (out of 351 teams) in the nation. Only 25.2% of BYU’s points came via three-pointers, which was 298th highest in the country.

Seljaas’ 6-foot-7 frame also provides much needed length and versatility to a small BYU backcourt. Seljaas could also play a stretch 4 role next to Eric Mika or Yoeli Childs.

Welcome home, Zac!