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Reports: Chris Reyes, Isaiah Wright transferring from program

Reports: Chris Reyes, Isaiah Wright transferring from program

(Scott G. Winterton/Deseret News)



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SALT LAKE CITY — Isaiah Wright and Chris Reyes will not be returning to the University of Utah basketball program, according to Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune. The two were granted a release from the program Tuesday and will look to transfer to a school outside of the Pac-12. The Pac-12 recently made changes to its transfer rules, making it so neither Wright or Reyes could transfer to another Pac-12 school.

ESPN 700’s Bill Riley said Reyes would graduate once the semester is over and would be eligible to transfer anywhere if granted a waiver. Wright, too, would be eligible to transfer immediately.

> Chris Reyes and Isiah Wright were granted releases from the @Runnin_Utes this afternoon. @kylegoon had it 1st. #Utes > > — Bill Riley (@espn700bill) March 30, 2016

> Reyes will graduate and be eligible immediately. Both Reyes and Wright have the option to transfer anywhere outside the Pac12. [\#Utes](https://twitter.com/hashtag/Utes?src=hash) \> \> — Bill Riley (@espn700bill) [March 30, 2016](https://twitter.com/espn700bill/status/714990261189763073)

The two struggled to make an impact on the Utes this season, garnering little playing time over the course of the season. Wright played in 29 games his sophomore season, averaging 12.9 minutes per game. He averaged only 2.1 points on 38.5 percent shooting and 1.5 assists per game.

Reyes, too, had little playing time this season, averaging only 8.4 minutes per game in 35 games, which is far less than his average of 15.7 minutes last season. Reyes averaged 2.1 points on 52.6 percent shooting and 2.3 rebounds per game.

Utah has done a good job recruiting recently and picked up the commitment of Salt Lake Community College’s leading scorer Tyler Rawson Monday, a dynamic 6-foot-10 forward that is expected to compete for the power forward job.

Utah picked up Utah State transfer David Collette in January and will see new recruits, SMU transfer Sedrick Barefield and junior college transfer Jojo Zamora, coming in this fall. Utah will also get Parker Van Dyke back after the conclusion of his LDS mission.

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Josh Furlong

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