Isaac Neilson follows Mark Pope to UVU

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Forward Isaac Neilson is transferring across town from BYU to UVU.  (Photo courtesy UVU)

Forward Isaac Neilson is transferring across town from BYU to UVU. (Photo courtesy UVU)

Former BYU basketball player Isaac Neilson is following UVU head coach Mark Pope to UVU. Neilson signed a grant-in-aid award to play for the Wolverines on Monday.

“I am so excited to continue coaching Isaac Neilson,” Pope said in a press release. “I expect that he will continue to grow both on and off the court at an extraordinary rate. He is a gifted shooter, has potential to be a dominant rebounder, and plays with a chip on his shoulder and boldness to his game. He has the potential to change Utah Valley basketball forever.”  

A 6-foot-11 forward, Neilson played 34 games for the Cougars during his freshman season after redshirting during the 2013–14 season. Neilson averaged 3.1 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.

Neilson, who is from Mission Viejo, California, served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Alabama.

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Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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