Dave Rose held his annual end-of-season press conference with the media Tuesday afternoon. During the 30-minute session, Dave Rose confirmed the departures of Jamal Aytes, Steven Beo and Davin Guinn.
Jamal Aytes, Steven Beo and Davin Guinn won't be back. Aytes will graduate and look elsewhere. Beo transferring, Guinn to law school.— Darnell Dickson (@DarnellWrites) April 25, 2017
Steven Beo and Davin Guinn were supposed to be walk-on players prior to the season. After roster turnover and having a couple scholarships available, Beo and Guinn were given scholarships for the 2016-2017 season. Rose spoke after the season of wanting to upgrade the roster, and Guinn’s and Beo’s scholarships may have been as year-to-year deals.
Jamal Aytes is on track to graduate and will be a graduate transfer, making him immediately eligible to play his final year elsewhere.
Those movements mean as the roster currently stands, there are no seniors set to play for BYU next season.
Rose also touched on a lot of other points during the media session. Here are some of the highlights:
- Rose wants to hire an assistant coach to replace the departed Terry Nashif by the first or second week of May, but noted that “it could be until the end of May.” He mentioned that he wants to hire someone with extensive recruiting ties.
Rose said hiring process for new asst. coach closes on April 27th, hopes to have Nashif's replacement hired by first or second week of May.— Jay Drew (@drewjay) April 25, 2017
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- Guard Elijah Bryant had knee issues this past season, and those issues have yet to be resolved. He will be meeting with a doctor in Atlanta (near his hometown) to discuss possible surgery.
Rose said Elijah Bryant still has issues w/ his knee. Progress is real but is slower than he/they want it to be. No future surgery scheduled— Jarom Jordan (@jaromjordan) April 25, 2017
- All 4 returned missionaries will be back on BYU’s roster next season. Seljaas and Ryan Andrus are both home.
Rose said all four returned missionaries -- Seljaas, Nixon, Andrus and Worthington -- will be on roster next fall.— Jay Drew (@drewjay) April 25, 2017
- No word on Eric Mika’s NBA decision. He is taking finals this week.
Rose said he was "pretty prepared for that" when Eric Mika said he was testing draft waters because so many pro teams had expressed interest— Jay Drew (@drewjay) April 25, 2017
You can listen to Dave Rose’s comments from the full session here.