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Toolson to transfer to BYU, play senior season in 2019-20

first_img Robert Lovell Written by May 24, 2019 /Sports News – Local Toolson to transfer to BYU, play senior season in 2019-20 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah – BYU men’s basketball coach Mark Pope announced today that 6-foot-5 guard Jake Toolson will transfer from Utah Valley to play for the Cougars. Toolson, an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American who graduated from Utah Valley earlier this month, will enroll as a graduate transfer and be eligible to play as a senior in 2019-20.“I’m out of my mind hyped! I’ve been incredibly blessed to have the honor of coaching Jake Toolson for the last several years,” Pope said. “I’ve watched him grow from a talented young player to one of the most efficient offensive threats in the country. As one of the most highly sought-after grad-transfers in America, Jake turned down the likes of Duke and Virginia to come here and put on a BYU uniform. As the reigning WAC Player of the Year and an All-American, and most importantly a great teammate and leader, Jake is going to leave his mark at BYU – in the locker room, in the classroom, in the community and on the court.”The 2019-20 Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year averaged a team-best 15.7 points while adding 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists while leading the Wolverines to a record of 25-10 in 2018-19. The Gilbert, Arizona, native was one of the most efficient shooters in the country last season as he shot 53.7 percent from the field, 44.8 percent from 3-point range and 85.1 percent from the free-throw line. According to Kenpom.com, Toolson was top 50 in the country in effective field goal percentage (36th at 63.1 percent) and true shooting percentage (16th at 67.3 percent).Toolson hit a 3-pointer in all but four games in 2018-19 and hit a career-best 6 of 9 against Chicago State. He scored a season-high 26 points in home wins against New Mexico State and Seattle.As a sophomore in 2017-18, Toolson averaged 10.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists while shooting 49.6 percent from the field, 35.7 percent from 3-point range and 84.6 percent from the free-throw line. He scored a career-best 27 points on 12 of 15 shooting in a win at Idaho State. Following the season Toolson was named to the WAC All-Newcomer Team.Toolson played his first two collegiate seasons at BYU. In 36 games played from 2014-16, he averaged 2.8 points and 1.5 rebounds while posting a shooting line of 43.4/39.0/100.0. Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball/Jake Toolson/UVU Wolverines Basketballlast_img read more