PROVO — BYU sophomore guard Blaze Nield could be moving on.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound walk-on, who played sparingly this season for the Cougars, has entered the transfer portal.

Nield played a total of 59 minutes in 17 games this season. He made 4 of 7 shots from the field, 1 of 2 from 3-point range and 3 of 6 from the free throw line. He also dished out seven assists. 

A Lehi High School product, Nield started his collegiate career at Utah State Eastern, where he averaged 20.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.6 steals. He shot 44.3% from the floor and 40.7% from 3-point range. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Washington, D.C. Nield has two years of eligibility remaining.

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BYU will be losing seven seniors from this year’s roster — Yoeli Childs, TJ Haws, Jake Toolson, Zac Seljaas, Dalton Nixon, Taylor Maughan and Evan Troy. 

Among those expected to return include Alex Barcello, Connor Harding, Kolby Lee, Gavin Baxter, Trevin Knell and Jesse Wade. Richard Harward and Wyatt Lowell, a pair of transfers from Utah Valley University that redshirted this season, will be available next season. Junior college transfers Spencer Johnson and Gideon George will also join the program.

The BYU coaching staff is reportedly pursuing players in the transfer portal. 

The transfer portal was created to help manage the transfer process for athletes. A player in the transfer portal can be recruited by other programs and he can withdraw his name at any time, with the option of returning to their team.