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BYU’s Connor Harding has reportedly entered the transfer portal

Harding is the second Cougar to enter the portal this offseason, after Jesse Wade.

Brigham Young Cougars guard Connor Harding (44) shoots under Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Drew Timme (2) during a basketball game at the Marriott Center in Provo on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. BYU lost 71-82.
Brigham Young Cougars guard Connor Harding (44) shoots under Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Drew Timme (2) during a basketball game at the Marriott Center in Provo on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. BYU lost 71-82.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

Another BYU basketball player has reportedly entered the transfer portal.

According to a report by the Twitter account Verbal Commits on Monday evening, Connor Harding is the latest Cougar to elect to leave Provo following the conclusion of BYU’s 2020-21 season.

A junior this year, Harding played in 26 games, starting 12. He averaged just under 21 minutes per contest, contributing 5.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

Early in the season, Harding was a regular on the court for BYU, a starter at that, but as the year wore on his role diminished. Over the last 10 games of the season, Harding played less and less, breaking the 20 minute barrier only three times.

His effort remained consistent, however, BYU assistant coach Chris Burgess told the Deseret News.

“It talks about Connor’s character. He’s not worried about starting. He’s worried about how he can help this team win,” Burgess said. “He’s focused on coming in the game and defending, rebounding, making open shots and making his teammates better. He’s done that.”

Harding is the second Cougar to enter the portal this offseason, following former Davis High star Jesse Wade.

A native of Pocatello, Idaho, Harding will have two years of eligibility remaining.