The BYU men’s basketball team has seen a massive amount of roster turnover the last few seasons. Not only have players left via graduation and missions, but plenty of former Cougars transferred away to continue their basketball journey at different colleges and universities.
Including Steven Beo, who has to sit out the season at Eastern Washington, there are eight former Cougars on other college basketball rosters this year. Five transferred to other Utah schools, including three just up the road to UVU while others found homes in Massachusetts and Louisiana.
Here is a look at how those players have performed so far this season.
Jamal Aytes, Southern Utah
The graduate transfer has done some really nice things on the floor since joining the Thunderbirds. His best showing came in a 90-69 loss to Boise State when he recorded a game-high and career-best 27 points on 11-for-15 shooting from the field and a perfect 5-for-5 from the foul line. He also totaled seven rebounds and a steal in just 23 minutes of work.
On the season, he is averaging 14.5 points on 63.2 percent shooting from the floor with 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 17 minutes a night.
Frank Bartley IV, Louisiana-Lafayette
Bartley had an eventful summer with the Ragin’ Cajuns as he took part in a trip to Cuba to play against the Cuban National Team. His best performance of the three-games series against Cuba came in the first game when he recorded 14 points in a 76-71 loss, according to Ragincajuns.com.
Since returning from the summer trip, Bartley was named a preseason Third-Team All-Sun Belt selection. He also saw his first game action of the season in a 112-63 exhibition win over Millsaps College where he totaled 12 points on 5 of 8 shooting with a pair of assists in 15 minutes.
Cory Calvert, UVU
Calvert hasn’t seen much floor time in his first two regular-season games as the Wolverines suffered losses to Kentucky and Duke. In those two games, he is 0-for-3 from the floor with a rebound in three minutes.
Jordan Chatman, Boston College
Chatman is off to a good start as he scored in double figures in his first two games of the season. His best showing came in a 91-52 win over South Carolina State when he totaled 13 points on 3-for-7 shooting from 3-point range and 4-for-4 from the free-throw line. He added two rebounds, two assists and a steal in 30 minutes.
On the season, he is averaging 12 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 29 minutes a contest.
Zach Frampton, Dixie State
Frampton hasn’t seen much action for the Trailblazers early in the season, but has made some contributions when he has been on the floor. He best showing came in a two-point loss to Cal State L.A. when he had two points and two rebounds in six minutes.
Through three games, he has two points on 1-for-6 shooting with five rebounds and an assist in 19 total minutes.
Isaac Neilson, UVU
Neilson has had some good results coming off the bench during Utah Valley’s first two games. His best outing came in a 73-63 loss to Kentucky when he managed 10 points on 5-for-10 shooting from the field. He added a team-high eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals in 25 minutes.
On the season, he is averaging 7.5 points on 58.3 percent shooting to go along with 6.0 rebounds, 1.0 blocks, 1.0 steals and 1.0 assists in 22 minutes.
Jake Toolson, UVU
While he has struggled with his shot in the early season, Toolson is playing a big role with the Wolverines. His best game came in a 10-point loss to the Kentucky Wildcats where he registered 11 points on 3-for-9 shooting from the field, including a make on his only 3-point attempt. He also connected on all four of his free throws while adding three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 22 minutes.
On the season, he is averaging 7.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals in 28 minutes a game.