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Guard Elijah Bryant announces he is transferring to BYU

BYU received a boost to the future of its guard position on Tuesday.

Former Elon University freshman Elijah Bryant announced via Instagram he is transferring to play for the Cougars.

In his first college season, Bryant led Elon with an average of 14.2 points per game in 2014-15 and was named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year.

The 6-foot-4 Bryant, who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, shot 38.2 percent from the field and 34.9 percent from 3-point range as a freshman and attempted 173 free throws, connecting on 75.1 percent of his charity shots. He also averaged 4.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.3 steals per game last year.

On July 6, Bryant announced via Twitter he was officially released by Elon. Since then he has visited Butler and Miami (Fla.), in addition to BYU, according to his Twitter account.

Per NCAA transfer rules, Bryant must sit out a year. He will be eligible to play for the Cougars in the 2016-17 season. He will have three seasons at BYU.

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