By: Jay Yeomans
Published: November 1, 2018
It’s crazy to think, but the college basketball season is already upon us.
While expectations are high for a loaded BYU roster, plenty of former Cougars are looking to do big things at different schools.
Here is a look at where the former BYU players are suiting up and how they have done so far.
Note: Payton Dastrup is at Oregon State, but lost his appeal for immediate eligibility and must sit out the season before playing his last two seasons for the Beavers.
Kajon Brown, Southeastern Louisiana
The high-flying wing player appeared in just nine games in a BYU uniform before moving much closer to home to finish out his college career. He joins a Southeastern Louisiana squad who took home the Southland Conference championship a season ago.
Brown fared well in his first action as part of the Green and Gold scrimmage, totaling 13 points on 6-for-9 shooting from the floor in the first half of the two-part scrimmage.
Jordan Chatman, Boston College
Chatman enters his third year as a starter for the Eagles with a lot of fanfare, and for good reason. He is one of the best spot up shooters in the tough ACC. He was one of two Eagles to make an appearance at the conference’s media day where he talked about what it is like to play against such tough competition.
He has already answered the bell with a pair of double-figure scoring nights in exhibition games including an 11-point performance where he shot 50 percent from the floor in a loss to Seton Hall. He added two assists and a rebound while playing more than 32 minutes.
Zach Frampton, Dixie State
Frampton is in his second year with the Trailblazers after spending his freshman campaign in Provo.
He started Dixie State’s first game of the season, an 88-70 exhibition game loss to Utah Valley, and went scoreless in 22 minutes on 0-for-2 shooting from the floor, but did manage five rebounds and an assist.
Steven Beo, Eastern Washington
Beo is finally eligible to play for the Eagles after sitting out last season as a transfer student. And while he hasn’t played in a regular-season game yet, coach Shantay Legans has high hopes for the redshirt sophomore who he called one of the best shooters in conference, according to the Eastern Washington Season Outlook.
Jake Toolson, Utah Valley
Toolson will be counted on to do big things in his second season on the floor for the Wolverines. After earning All-Newcomer team recognition a season ago, he was picked as a preseason All-WAC performer this time around.
He already proved to be in mid-season form in an 18-point exhibition win over Dixie State, finishing with a game-high 22 points on 7-for-11 shooting from the field, including 2-for-4 from beyond the arc and a perfect 6-for-6 from the foul line. He added five rebounds and a pair of assists in 28 minutes of work.