Payton Dastrup to transfer from BYU basketball


BYU sophomore Payton Dastrup dunks the ball during BYU’s win over LMU. (Photo by Rebecca Lane/UV360)

BYU basketball announced Thursday that forward Payton Dastrup will transfer from the program.

Dastrup, a 6-foot-10 forward from Mesa, Arizona, played for the Cougars for two years. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

“We are grateful to Payton for the time he spent here at BYU,” said BYU coach Dave Rose. “He is a very talented player and inspirational teammate. We wish him all the very best moving forward.”

BYU men’s basketball coach Dave Rose announced Thursday that Payton Dastrup will transfer from the program. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

As a sophomore in 2017–18 he averaged 3.3 points and 1.8 rebounds while shooting 52.0 percent from the field and 43.3 percent from 3-point range. Dastrup posted season highs of 14 points, six rebounds, three blocks and two steals.

Amongst his teammates, Dastrup was known as a team player that bleeds blue.

Dastrup is the second player to announce he will not be returning to the BYU basketball team for the 2018–19 season. Guard Elijah Bryant hired an agent in April and entered the 2018 NBA Draft.

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 for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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