The 6-foot-5, 185-pound guard from Washington’s Union High School committed to BYU on Thursday night in an Instagram Live video filmed at his sister’s house in Provo, and his letter of intent was received by the Cougars by Friday morning.
The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t just take away the rest of Gavin Baxter’s shortened basketball season, it also took away from him the reason he passed on a redshirt season with the Cougars: a chance to play with Yoeli Childs, Dalton Nixon and the seven seniors of the Class of 2020.
When Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced that the state would move to the yellow, low-risk phase of COVID-19 response beginning Saturday, one of the first things he mentioned about the new phase was an increase in athletics.
Gideon George is the newest member of the BYU men’s basketball program, one of a handful of new additions tasked with replacing the seven-member senior class of head coach Mark Pope’s first season in Provo.
The California State University system threw cold water on the idea of an "all-or-nothing" resumption of college sports in the fall with Tuesday’s announcement that the system, which operates 22 campuses including three in the Mountain West Conference, would not conduct in-person classes by September.
Warner was one of 91 graduating student-athletes at BYU this week, a group that includes 18 football players. Joining him as graduated seniors with eligibility remaining are fellow seniors-to-be Chris Wilcox and Uriah Leiataua.