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College basketball transfer tracker: Former BYU Cougars Isaac Neilson, Frank Bartley IV shine for new teams

Utah Valley Wolverines guard Brandon Randolph (23) and forward Isaac Neilson (22) guard Utah Utes forward Jayce Johnson (34) during the game at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.
Utah Valley Wolverines guard Brandon Randolph (23) and forward Isaac Neilson (22) guard Utah Utes forward Jayce Johnson (34) during the game at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.
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Transferring has become a way of life in college basketball. Rosters turn over every year as players head to new schools to try to find success on the hardwood.

The same holds true for our local Division I schools as they have seen players come and go on a regular basis. In fact, key players on just about every roster in the state are transfer students.

Here is a look at the players who transferred to other Division I programs from Utah schools, and how they have performed so far this season.

BYU


Isaac Neilson, UVU

Neilson has had a terrific start to his first season on the floor with Utah Valley. One of his best games came in an 87-80 loss to Utah when he recorded a double-double with 28 points and 15 rebounds.

On the season, he has appeared in eight games and is averaging 14.4 points on 60.5 percent shooting with 10.3 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.3 assists in 24.6 minutes.


Frank Bartley IV, Louisiana-Lafayette

Bartley has put up huge numbers as the Ragin' Cajuns have run off seven straight wins. One of his best outings came in an 82-70 victory over James Madison when he totaled a game-high 28 points on 10-for-16 shooting from the floor, including 3 for 5 from beyond the arc. He added six rebounds, five steals and three assists in 37 minutes.

In nine games, he is averaging 19.2 points on 53.8 percent shooting with 3.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.0 steals in 29.7 minutes.


Jordan Chatman, Boston College

Chatman has been a solid contributor off the bench so far this season for the Eagles. His best game came in an 88-70 win over Dartmouth when he finished with 12 points on 4-for-7 shooting from the floor, including 2 for 3 from beyond the arc. He added two rebounds, an assist and a steal in 22 minutes.

On the season, he has played eight games and is averaging 6.5 points on 42.3 percent shooting from 3-point land with 2.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 19.5 minutes.

Note: Jake Toolson and Cory Calvert are enrolled at Utah Valley, but aren't eligible to play this season as per transfer rules.

Southern Utah


A.J. Hess, South Dakota State

After four years at Southern Utah, Hess moved on to South Dakota State, where he has started the last seven games. His best game came in a 96-89 loss to Idaho when he registered 31 points on 7-for-12 shooting from 3-point range and 10 for 11 from the free-throw line.

In 11 games, he is averaging 9.4 points and 2.3 rebounds in 24.8 minutes.


Sherron Wilson, Jackson State

Wilson has seen plenty of action in his first season on the floor with Jackson State. One of his best games came in a loss to Ohio State when he totaled five points, three rebounds and an assist in 27 minutes.

On the season, he has played six games and is averaging 2.0 points and 2.2 rebounds in 16.7 minutes.

Utah


Kenneth Ogbe, Utah Valley

After three years of limited minutes with the Utes, Ogbe is showing off his impressive outside touch with the Wolverines. His best offensive performance came in a win over Denver when he recorded 28 points on 7-for-10 shooting from the floor and 11 for 16 from the foul line.

In eight games, he is averaging 14 points on 60.4 percent shooting from the floor, including 67.6 percent from distance with 2.3 rebounds in 25 minutes.


Chris Reyes, Pepperdine

Reyes has been a fantastic fit while earning consistent minutes in his first season with the Waves. His best game came in a 91-85 loss to Portland State when he managed 24 points on 9-for-12 shooting from the floor and 6 for 6 from the free-throw line. He added 11 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 36 minutes.

On the season, he has played nine games and is averaging 15.2 points on 65.9 percent shooting with 7.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.2 blocks in 33.4 minutes.

Note: Brekkott Chapman (Weber State) and Isaiah Wright (San Diego) are sitting out the season as per transfer rules.

Utah State


Lew Evans, Tennessee

After a solid season with the Aggies, Evans moved to the SEC to play for Tennessee. His best game so far came in a win over Georgia Tech when he registered seven points on 2-for-2 shooting from the floor and 2 for 2 from the foul line. He added six rebounds, three assists and a steal in 22 minutes.

In seven games, he is averaging 1.0 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 9.6 minutes.


JoJo McGlaston, Bradley

McGlaston has made an instant impact in his first year with the Braves. One of his best games came in a win over Southeast Missouri State when he finished with 19 points on 7-for-10 shooting from the floor, including 3 for 4 from beyond the arc. He added five rebounds and an assist in 33 minutes.

On the season, he has played nine games and is averaging 10.9 points on 50 percent shooting with 4.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 22.8 minutes.


David Collette, Utah

Collette is just days from becoming eligible to play for the Utes, where much is expected of the talented big man.

Note: Elston Jones is sitting out the season before he becomes eligible to play for UC Irvine. John Middleton will be eligible to play the 2017-18 season after transferring to Valparaiso.

Utah Valley


Hayes Garrity, Idaho State

Garrity has been a solid contributor for the Bengals as a graduate transfer. One of his best games came in a 91-58 loss to Texas Tech when he totaled nine points in 3-for-5 shooting from the floor and 2 for 2 from the free-throw line in 23 minutes.

On the season, he has appeared in six games and is averaging 4.8 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 18.7 minutes.

Note: Konner Frey is sitting out the season at Montana State after an All-WAC season in his lone year at UVU.