As things currently stand, BYU basketball has very limited scholarships available for next season. Even with limited scholarships, BYU's staff has been active in the transfer portal. Here are three players that BYU is targeting in the transfer portal.
1. Mike Saunders Jr.
Mark Pope has already expressed interest in Cincinnati transfer Mike Saunders Jr. Saunders prepped at Wasatch Academy with fellow BYU signees Richie Saunders, Caleb Lohner, and Fousseyni Traore. He was a four-star recruit out of the 2020 recruiting class. Saunders appeared in 22 games as a true freshman, he averaged 3.5 points per game.
Saunders completed a virtual visit with BYU on Monday morning:
2. Bayron Matos
Bayron Matos appeared in 20 games for New Mexico last season where he averaged 6.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 0.6 blocks per game. Matos is listed at 6'9, 215 pounds.
3. Timmy Allen
Utah star Timmy Allen entered the transfer portal last week. The first task for new head coach Craig Smith will be recruiting Allen back to Utah. Allen has averaged over 17 points per game over the last two seasons.
It's unclear whether Allen has any interest in BYU, but Mark Pope and staff will undoubtedly reach out and gauge his interest. He is an Arizona native - moving back home to ASU or Arizona might be the move.
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