NCB On The Trail: Utah State

BYU lands 2015 SF Zac Seljaas

August, 5, 2013
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Small forward Zac Seljaas (Bountiful, Utah/Bountiful) ended his recruitment on Monday with a verbal pledge to BYU's 2015 class, according to the Deseret News.

Seljaas chose the Cougars over Utah, Utah State and San Francisco.

"It was a tough decision and every school had a lot to offer, but BYU fit me best," he told the paper. "I live the style of play at BYU, the coaches are awesome and the school is a great place."

Seljaas averaged 15.0 points and 4.0 rebounds as a sophomore last season. He is the first commitment for BYU in the 2015 class.

3-star SG commits to Utah State 

February, 21, 2013
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Earlier this week Utah State landed a verbal commitment from Dublin, Calif. shooting guard Joe McGlaston (Dublin H.S.), ESPN.com has confirmed.


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Junior SF Jake Toolson picks BYU 

February, 20, 2013
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According to a report in the Deseret News, 6-foot-5 swingman Jake Toolson (Gilbert, Ariz./Highland) gave BYU a verbal commitment on Tuesday night.


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Texas Southern adds Tyree Bynum

August, 21, 2012
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Guard Tyree Bynum (Lansdowne, Pa./Penn Wood) will be heading south next fall after committing to Texas Southern, multiple sources report.

Bynum also had offers from Alabama A&M, Florida Atlantic, Grambling State, Long Beach State, Portland State and Utah State.

The 5-foot-10 guard averaged 10.9 points, 2.2 assists and 1.2 steals per game last season.
BYU landed its second recruit from the 2014 class on Friday night with a verbal pledge from wing forward Dalton Nixon (Orem, Utah/Orem), according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

The Cougars offered Nixon in July along with Utah, Utah State and San Francisco.

"There's no place I'd rather be," he told the Tribune. "It's exactly the culture I'm looking for, and with Provo in my backyard, I just felt of all the schools, I didn't want to go anywhere but BYU."

Nixon is the son of former BYU player Kevin Nixon. He is the second 2014 recruit for the Cougars, joining shooting guard T.J. Haws (Highland, Utah/Lone Peak).

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Shooting guard Parker Van Dyke (Salt Lake City, Utah/East H.S.) ended his recruitment on Monday with a verbal pledge to Utah, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

The 6-foot-3 Van Dyke chose the Utes over Utah State and Arizona State.

"There was nothing that recruiters were doing wrong, and they were all great to me," Van Dyke told the paper. "But it's been a long process, and I want to get it over with. Coach K [Larry Krystowiak] can kinda start to focus on coaching me now, and it's exciting."

Van Dyke is the second recruit for the Utes in 2013, joining point guard Julian Jacobs (Las Vegas/Desert Pines H.S.) who committed in March.

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BYU lands Lone Peak junior 

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The Salt Lake Tribune confirmed on Friday that 6-foot-8 junior power forward Eric Mika (Highland, Utah/Lone Peak) has verbally committed to BYU. Mika first announced the news via his Twitter account.

"Well...it's official...BYU basketball offered a scholarship and i committed! Gonna be a Coug with my boys [Nick Emery and T.J. Haws]", he wrote.

Mika also held offers from Weber State and Utah State. He will sit out this season at Lone Peak due to Utah High School Activities Association transfer rules after playing at Waterford last year.

Emery and Braiden Shaw (Eagle, Idaho/Eagle) are 2013 recruits for the Cougars. Haws is a 2014 commitment.

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Weber State landed a verbal commitment from small forward Kyndahl Hill on Tuesday, The Standard-Examiner (Ogden, Utah) reported.

Hill, a standout defensive end on the football field, also had interest from Pepperdine, UTEP and Utah State. He reportedly held gridiron offers from Kansas State and North Texas.

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