Former BYU guard Matt Carlino has decided to transfer to Marquette for his senior year of eligibilty, according to a tweet by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.
Marquette has landed a commitment from BYU graduate transfer Matt Carlino, a source told ESPN. Eligible to play this coming season.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 25, 2014
Carlino announced on April 1, which left many thinking it was an April Fools joke, that he would transfer for his last year of college basketball.
Outside of Marquette, Carlino considered Purdue, St. Joe’s and some other schools. He was suppose to visit Purdue the first weekend in May.
According to espn.com, Marquette is in need of a shooting guard — a role Carlino will be more than able to fill. This past season at BYU Carlino averaged 13.7 points per game and is the No. 6 overall in 3-pointers (157).
Before transferring to Marquette, Carlino will graduate from BYU in June with a bachelor’s degree in recreation management and youth leadership. Carlino will be eligible to play next season without sitting out.