Dastrup announces transfer from BYU basketball to Oregon State


BYU forward Payton Dastrup plays in a game against the University of Utah in the Marriott Center on Dec. 16, 2017. (Photo by Rebecca Lane/UV360)

Former BYU basketball forward Payton Dastrup has decided to transfer to Oregon State University, Dastrup announced on Instagram Monday night. He announced he would transfer from BYU in May.

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

As a sophomore in 2017–18 Dastrup 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.

Oregon State competes in the Pac 12. During the 2017–18 season, the Beavers ended the season 7–11 in league play and 16–16 overall. The Beavers fell to USC 61–48 in the Pac 12 Tournament quarterfinals.

Dastrup was 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, in which he went undrafted last week.

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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