BYU Basketball Hosts Top JUCO PG Sean East During NIT Game

Mar 23, 2022, 6:47 PM | Updated: 7:16 pm
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TERRE HAUTE, IN - JANUARY 31: Bradley Braves guard Sean East II (5) dribbles the ball during the Missouri Valley Conference college basketball game between the Bradley Braves and the Indiana State Sycamores on January 31, 2021, at the Hulman Center in Terre Haute, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
(Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

PROVO, Utah – BYU basketball didn’t want to be in the NIT, but they are taking advantage of having additional games at the Marriott Center.

On Wednesday night for the NIT Quarterfinal game against Washington State, BYU welcomed the nation’s No. 1 junior college point guard prospect Sean East for an official visit. East is the No. 2 overall JUCO prospect in the 2022 cycle, according to

East, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound point guard, is currently enrolled at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois. Before enrolling at John A. Logan College this season, East played two years of D1 ball, his freshman year at UMass, then the COVID year at Bradley.

Sean East had a big year in JUCO ball

This season at John A. Logan College, East averages 20.9 points per game, dishing out 5.7 assists while shooting 53% from the field and 41% from three-point range. As a result, programs such as DePaul, South Florida, and Missouri have shown interest in the guard.


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His father joined East during the official visit. The two observed pregame warmups of BYU-Washington State from courtside seats. During the game, they sat three rows behind the BYU bench.

BYU basketball has a need for a star guard to replace Barcello

The John A. College standout has two years of eligibility remaining in his collegiate career. If East signed with BYU, he would have the opportunity to be the next star guard for the Cougars replacing Alex Barcello. He’d also have the chance to be a face of the BYU program entering the Big 12 era in 2023.

The regular signing period for college basketball begins on Wednesday, April 13 and runs through May 18, 2022.

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

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