BYU Forward Gavin Baxter Made Season Debut Against San Francisco

Feb 8, 2020, 8:10 PM | Updated: Feb 9, 2020, 1:53 am

PROVO, Utah – BYU sophomore forward Gavin Baxter made his season debut Saturday night against the San Francisco Dons. Baxter checked in at the 4:16 mark of the first half with BYU up by 14 points over the Dons.

Fans in attendance at the Marriott Center gave Baxter a standing ovation when he checked into the game.

A 6-9 forward sophomore forward Baxter has been sidelined the past four months due to a shoulder injury he suffered in a training camp practice before the season started.

Baxter teased the masses on social media that if he received “99 likes” on his tweet to BYU’s student section The ROC, he would play against the Dons. Guess we need to determine injury statuses going forward on how many likes players receive on their social media accounts.

Once a top-100 recruit out of Timpview High School, Baxter averaged 4.7 points and 3.1 rebounds per game in 30 games played, with eight of those coming in the starting lineup.

Baxter was cleared by his doctors to play this past Monday and his first practice since training camp took place the following day.

With three minutes left in regulation during BYU’s win in their last game at Portland, Baxter was at the scorer’s table ready to check-in, but coach Mark Pope waved him off to go back to the bench.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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