BYU Basketball Offers Timpview High Star Dean Rueckert

Jan 5, 2024, 5:05 PM | Updated: 5:28 pm

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BYU basketball extended a scholarship offer to four-star Timpview High prospect Dean Rueckert. (Ryan Sun, Deseret News)

(Ryan Sun, Deseret News)

PROVO, Utah – BYU basketball extended a scholarship to one of the nation’s top 2026 recruits.

Timpview High wing Dean Rueckert announced on Instagram that he received an offer from BYU.


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“Grateful to receive an offer from Brigham Young University,” wrote Rueckert. “Thank you Coach Pope and Coach Fueger and the rest of the coaching staff for the opportunity. GO COUGS!”

Dean Rueckert is the No. 1 recruit in Utah for 2026

The 6-foot-7, 180-pound Rueckert is a four-star prospect and the nation’s No. 35 ranked recruit in the class of 2026, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

Through nine games this year in his sophomore season with Timpview, Rueckert is averaging 20.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game.

Along with the offer from BYU, Rueckert reports offers from Utah, Washington, Washington State, Cal, UNLV, Weber State, and Utah Valley.

Last year, in his freshman season at Timpview, Rueckert helped the T-Birds reach the 5A State Championship Game before falling to Alta.

In November, the KSL Sports Rewind team said that Rueckert has returned this season “at an elite level” and that “the T-Birds will look to finish it off this year with a 5A Title.”

247Sports ranks Rueckert as the state of Utah’s top recruit for the class of 2026.

Ruckert had a big summer with Timpview. During the Section 7 event played inside the Arizona Cardinals stadium, Rueckert dropped 46 points in a game against Campbell Hall High from California.

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BYU Basketball Offers Timpview High Star Dean Rueckert