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Utes basketball adds Connor Van Brocklin for 2013-14 season

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah men’s basketball program has added Connor Van Brocklin to its roster for the 2013-14 season.

“We are very excited to add another quality player and person from the great state of Utah,” Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak said in a released statement. “Connor brings great shooting skills and maturity to our program.”

Van Brocklin, a 6-foot-5 wing, recently completed his sophomore season at Snow College. Van Brocklin led the Badgers in scoring last season, averaging 15.9 points per game and 2.5 3-pointers per game. He was also a second team All-Scenic Western Athletic Conference selection.

“Coach Krystkowiak said I could come in and fight for a spot and try to earn a scholarship this fall,” Van Brocklin said. “I’ve always dreamed of playing at this level, and my father played football here at Utah.”

The Fruit Heights native starred at Davis High under coach Jay Welk. He helped the Darts to a 2008 Class 5A semifinal appearance before redshirting at Salt Lake Community College and going on a two-year mission for the LDS Church.

Van Brocklin joins East guard Parker Van Dyke as two local recruits on the Utah team this season. That brings the total of area standouts on the Utah roster to five, as the incoming duo joins Jordan Loveridge (West Jordan), Xan Ricketts (Brighton) and Alex Mortenson (Springville) on the squad.