It's been a busy couple of news days for the BYU men's basketball program.
One day after guard Elijah Bryant announced he would be transferring from Elon University to BYU, Dave Rose's program received a commitment from Connor Harding.
The 6-foot-5, 185-pound wing player, who announced his commitment to BYU via Twitter, is rated a four-star recruit by ESPN and appears on their list of the top 100 recruits in the 2016 basketball class. The Pocatello, Idaho, native plays at Highland High, the same high school from which BYU quarterback Taysom Hill hails.
According to KSL's Greg Wrubell, Harding plans to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before joining the Cougars in 2018.
"Harding is a solid looking wing-type with good length and a nice dose of athleticism," ESPN's scouting report on Harding says. "He is at his best while attacking in transition. He is a relentless penetrator who slithers his way to the rim at a consistent rate."
Last year, Harding averaged 16.6 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game while leading Highland to a 5A state runner-up finish. He was named to USA Today's All-USA Idaho Boys Basketball first team.
Harding also plays for AAU team Utah Prospects alongside fellow BYU commit Gavin Baxter of Timpview and Cougar recruits Frank Jackson (Lone Peak) and Yoeli Childs (Bingham).