UVU Men’s Basketball Gets Oklahoma State Transfer

UVU Men’s Basketball Gets Oklahoma State Transfer

OREM, Utah-Per a report on gouvu.com, the Utah Valley Wolverines men’s basketball roster received a shot in the arm from a Power 5 conference Tuesday.

An announcement from Utah Valley men’s basketball coach, Mark Pope, confirms that Oklahoma State transfer Brandon Averette has signed a grant-in-aid award to play for the Wolverines.

Pope says he thinks the 5’11” 185-pound guard is “faster than a cheetah” and “will continue the extraordinary legacy of point guard play at Utah Valley.”

Pope also stated that he believes Averette can take the Wolverines’ program to another level.

Averette, a native of Richardson, Texas, played in 36 games for the Big 12 Conference Cowboys, starting six of them, while averaging 6.3 points, 2.9 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 0.6 steals on the 2017-18 season.

Averette shot a respectable 41 percent from the field as well as 75 percent of his free throws on the season for the Cowboys.

In a January 10 86-82 loss to Kansas State, Averette had his best game of the season, amassing a career-high 22 points, while making 8 of 11 shots against the Wildcats.

On November 13, 2017, in an 83-66 win over the Charlotte 49ers, Averette threw down a thunderous dunk that earned him the #3 spot that evening on ESPN’S SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays of the night segment.

Averette, who will have two seasons of college eligibility in Orem, said “Utah Valley is the right situation for me.”

He will sit out the 2018-19 season because of NCAA transfer rules and will be eligible to play in the 2019-20 season.