byu_basketball_recruitingThe 2016 BYU basketball recruiting class currently has six verbal commitments in Steven Beo (Richland, WA), who is coming as a preferred walk-on, Gavin Baxter (Orem, Utah), Connor Harding (Pocatello, ID), Yoeli Childs (American Fork, Utah), and Elon transfer Elijah Bryant, who is technically part of the Class of 2015 but will sit out 2015-16 due to NCAA transfer rules. BYU recently added graduate transfer L.J. Rose (Houston, TX) who joins the BYU Class of 2016 but was originally part of Baylor’s Class of 2012.  The only real miss for this recruiting class is Frank Jackson who signed with Duke.

Class of 2016 Basketball Commits
The following players have made verbal commitments to play basketball for BYU in 2016.

Player High School Composite Star Ranking Top Offers
Steven Beo (w) Richland (WA) (2 / 5) Boise State, BYU, Colorado, Washington
Gavin Baxter Timpview (UT) (3.7 / 5) Arizona State, BYU, UCLA, USU
Yoeli Childs Bingham (UT) (3.3 / 5) Arizona State, Auburn, BYU, Utah State
Connor Harding Highland (ID) (3 / 5) Arizona State, BYU, Idaho State, Stanford
Elijah Bryant Elon College (2 / 5) Butler, Dayton, BYU, Miami, Texas A&M
L.J. Rose University of Houston (4 / 5) Wichita State (as transfer); Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, and Baylor out of HS

The Class of 2016 Basketball Prospects and Misses
The following players were on BYU’s radar and/or have expressed interested in playing for BYU in 2016.

Player High School Composite Star Ranking Top Offers
Frank Jackson Lone Peak (UT) (4.7 / 5) Arizona State, Arizona, BYU, UCLA, Committed to Duke
Brendan Bailey American Fork (UT) (4 / 5) Arizona, ASU, BYU, UCONN, Gonzaga, Utah, Committed to Marquette
Eric Monroe  St. Augustine (CA)   (2.3 / 5) Brown, Colgate, Committed to Yale
Wyatt Lowell Gilbert (AZ) (2.3 / 5) Weber State, Lehigh, UC-Davis, Oklahoma State, Utah State, Committed to Utah Valley

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