BYU basketball coach Dave Rose announced that junior guard Matt Carlino will be transferring for his senior season of eligibility.
“We’re really grateful for Matt’s contribution to the success of our program over the last three years,” Rose said in a press release. “We wish Matt and his family the very best in their future endeavors. Matt was a great teammate and will be missed by the coaching staff and players.”
Carlino will graduate from BYU in June with a bachelor’s degree in recreation management and youth leadership.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity Coach Rose and his staff have given me,” Carlino said in a press release. “I’m also grateful for my teammates, professors and advisors for making my time at BYU such a great experience and for helping me grow so much as a person. Thank you to the fans that have given me so much support. I feel very blessed that I was able to represent BYU.”
Originally playing for UCLA, Carlino transferred to BYU and sat out the 2010-11 season because of NCAA transfer rules.
During his junior year with BYU, Carlino was moved from the starting point guard position, to a starting wing and finally filled the sixth man spot giving BYU a boost from the bench. Carlino averaged a career-best 13.7 points to go with 4.3 assists and 1.7 steals during the 2013-14 season.
Overall, Carlino ends his time at BYU in the top 10 in team history with career assists (7th), steals (6th) and 3-point field goals (6th) and 27th on the all-time scoring list.