BYU, Utah Basketball Make Top Five Cut For Texas Guard Brooks Bahr

Nov 2, 2023, 12:47 PM


BYU men's basketball head coach Mark Pope and Utah men's basketball head coach Craig Smith (Courtesy of Deseret News)

(Courtesy of Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY – Both Utah and BYU basketball made the top five potential landing spots for Texas Guard Brooks Bahr.

Wake Forest, USC and Saint Mary’s are the other schools in his top 5.

He narrowed his initial eight potential schools down to five. The eight schools he listed earlier this year were BYU, Utah, Colorado State, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Saint Mary’s, USC and Wake Forest.

About Brooks Bahr

According to 247Sports, Bahr is a three-star prospect. The Keller, Texas native is currently ranked as the No. 5 player in Lone Star State, No. 16 combo guard, and the No. 121 overall player in the country.

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The Cougars and Utes reportedly offered Bahr in June. 247Sports reported that Bahr had official visits to both BYU and Utah back in August.

According to MaxPreps, Bahr owns high school career averages of 15.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.3 blocks, and 1.8 steals per contest in 64 games played.

Bahr is coming off a junior season in which he recorded 21.3 points per game in 27 contests.

BYU & Utah Men’s Basketball

Last season, BYU finished with a 19-15 record, including 7-9 in West Coast Conference action. It was the Cougars’ final year in the WCC.

The upcoming 2023-24 campaign will be BYU’s first as a member of the Big 12 Conference.

In the 2022-23 season, the Utes posted a 17-15 overall record and went 10-10 in Pac-12 Conference play.

Utah’s upcoming season will be its last as a member of the Pac-12. The Utes will join the Cougars in the Big 12 in 2024.

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BYU, Utah Basketball Make Top Five Cut For Texas Guard Brooks Bahr