He played High School basketball at Foothill Christian (2009-11) and JSerra Catholic (2011-13) where he averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds as a Senior. He was named to the All-CIF Southern Division 4AA team and was named MVP at the Adidas Exclusive Run. He had offers to play for Boston College, BYU, Kansas State, Miami, and Gonzaga, West Virginia, and UNLV.
He played his first year of collegiate basketball at UNLV where he appeared in four games for the 2013-14 Rebels, averaging 2.8 points in 9.3 minutes per game. He decided mid-season to transfer to BYU. Due to NCAA transfer rules he won’t be eligible to play for the Cougars until December 20, 2014. Unfortunately, due to ankle surgery Aytes is likely out until April or March 2015.
Collegiate Statistics (*From BYUcougars.com)
|Hometown:||San Juan Capistrano, CA||High School||Foothill Christian; Junipero Serra Catholic HS|
|Last Team:||UNLV||AAU Team:||Dream Vision|
|Position:||Forward||HT/WT:||6’6”, 225 lbs.|
|Profiles:||BYU Profile, MaxPreps Profile||Social Media||Facebook, Twitter (@twittername)|
|Nat’l Rank:||#66 PF (ESPN)||Class:||Sophomore|
|Offers: UNLV, Boston College, Gonzaga, Kansas State, Miami, West Virginia|
High School Game Stats (*From MaxPreps)
Awards: List HS accomplishments
- BYU men’s basketball: UNLV’s Jamal Aytes to transfer to BYU – Brandon Gurney, Deseret News, December 13, 2013
- BYU basketball’s new secret weapon: Jamal Aytes – Alex Johnson, The Daily Universe, November 4, 2014
- Aytes Goes with UNLV – Evan Daniels, Scout, August 18, 2013
- Jamal Aytes Out Indefinitely After Ankle Surgery – Mark Kramer, West coast Convo, November 3, 2014