College basketball has changed a great deal over the last few seasons thanks in large part to the amount of players transferring from one school to another. Some players leave for more playing time while others just need to find a better fit.
BYU has been hit with that same transfer bug and it has led to a lot of really quality players finishing their careers at different institutions of higher learning.
Here is a look at how the former Cougars who decided to move on performed on the court during the 2017-18 season.
Jamal Aytes, senior, Southern Utah
After playing just 349 minutes in 49 games during his time in Provo, Aytes moved to Southern Utah and showed why he was such a highly recruited player out JSerra Catholic High School. He finished second on the Thunderbirds in scoring and rebounding despite averaging the sixth most minutes. He scored in double figures in 23 of 32 games, including a career-best 27-point performance against Boise State where he connected on 11 of 15 field goal attempts and hit all five of his free throws.
On the season, he averaged 12.7 points on 58.4 percent shooting from the field and 73.8 percent from the free-throw line to go along with 5.3 rebounds in 21.3 minutes.
Since the season has ended, Aytes has signed with an agent in hopes of pursuing a professional basketball career.
Frank Bartley IV, senior, Louisiana-Lafayette
Bartley had an unbelievable senior year as he led the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns to one of their best seasons in school history. He scored in double figures in all but the first game and scored 20 or more points on 12 occasions. He also showed off an impressive 3-point stroke throughout the season connecting on 87 triples while shooting 38.3 percent.
Bartley garnered plenty of postseason recognition for his outstanding play as he was named the team’s MVP. He also took home First-Team All-Sun Belt honors as well as First-Team All-District and All-Tournament team during the Cayman Islands Classic.
He was also awarded two big honors in the State of Louisiana as he was recognized as the LSWA Player of the Year and most recently as the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches Player of the Year.
On the season, Bartley averaged 17.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting from the floor and 86 percent from the foul line. He added 3.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.4 steals for a 27-win team.
In his two years on the floor with the Ragin’ Cajuns, he managed 1,090 points, 260 rebounds, 150 assists and 100 steals in 66 games.
Cory Calvert, junior, UVU
Calvert saw limited action during his first season on the floor with the Wolverines as he played in just 17 of the team’s 34 games while averaging just 8.3 minutes a contest. His best showing came in a win over Eastern Oregon where he totaled 11 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor while grabbing five rebounds and handing out an assist in 23 minutes.
On the season, he averaged 1.3 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists.
Jordan Chatman, junior, Boston College
Chatman had a really productive season in his second year on campus at Boston College. He shot the ball well from inside and out, displayed great defensive ability against some of the country’s best guards and played nearly every minute for the Eagles on their run to the NIT. He scored in double figures in 26 of 34 games, including a 30-point performance against Richmond where he drilled 7 of 10 3-point attempts while playing 45 minutes.
The ACC Digital Network Twitter page shared highlights of the great shooting night.
On the season, Chatman averaged 12.9 points on the strength of 39.5 percent shooting from distance and 89.9 percent from the foul line. He also chipped in with 2.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 36.8 minutes a night.
Zach Frampton, sophomore, Dixie State
Frampton saw very limited time on the floor in his first year at Dixie State. The former BYU guard played just 48 minutes in six games and finished with two points, nine rebounds, five assists and a steal.
Isaac Neilson, senior, UVU
Despite seeing a reduced role as a senior, Neilson was very productive during his time on the floor for the 23-win Utah Valley Wolverines. He scored in double figures four times, including a 19-point night against UTSA where he went 6-for-7 from the floor and 7-for-8 from the foul line in 15 minutes. He also registered 12 rebounds for his only double-double of the season.
In 34 games, he averaged 4.9 points on 63.6 percent shooting from the floor 81.8 percent from the free-throw line. He also chipped in with 4.4 rebounds in 14.5 minutes.
Jake Toolson, sophomore, UVU
Toolson had a breakout season in his first season on the floor at Utah Valley. He showed off a consistent shot while also displaying a knack to make the right play on both ends of the floor. He earned All-WAC Newcomer Team recognition after he scored in double figures 18 times in 33 games, including a 27-point night against Idaho State where he hit 12 of 15 shots from the floor.
On the season, he averaged 10.9 points on 49.6 percent shooting from the field and 84.6 percent from the charity stripe. He also averaged 4.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 27.7 minutes a contest.