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BYU basketball recruiting: Elon transfer Elijah Bryant chooses BYU as destination

A talented guard is coming BYU's way for the 2016-17 season.

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Elijah Bryant, a freshman transferring from Elon University and looking for a new home, announced his decision to transfer to BYU Tuesday night with a full-fledged "edit" on Instagram.

I want to thank the one person who made this possible, my lord and savior Jesus Christ:pray:

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Bryant was last season's freshman of the year in the Colonial Athletic, averaging 14.2 points and 4.2 rebounds per game from the guard spot to lead Elon in scoring. The 6-foot-4 guard is LDS, and his best performance last year was a 32 point, 7 rebound, 3 assist game against Drexel in CAA play.

BYU offered Bryant three weeks ago, and Butler and Miami were considered by many to be the top contenders for his services.

Three weeks before his offer, Bryant instagram'd himself at P3 Sports Science with a familiar-looking fellow:

Due to transfer rules, Bryant will sit during the upcoming 2015-16 season and will have three years to play three seasons as a redshirt sophomore.

Bryant will become active after the departures of now-seniors Kyle Collinsworth and Chase Fischer on the guard line. He will join top-100 recruit T.J. Haws in 2016-17 as new additions, as Haws will be returning from his mission.

Here is a glimpse of what Bryant can do on the hardwood: