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Two more BYU basketball players enter transfer portal, bringing total to four

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BYU’s Wyatt Lowell at BYU’s basketball practice facility in Provo on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019.

Steve Griffin, Deseret News

Two BYU Cougar big men have entered the transfer portal.

On Tuesday afternoon, Wyatt Lowell announced his decision on Instagram, and on Tuesday night, Kolby Lee did the same via Twitter.

“Grateful for the past and excited for the future,” Lowell wrote on Instagram. “I have decided to put my name into the transfer portal and see what opportunities lie ahead! And thank you to cougar nation for the love and support!”

Wrote Lee at the end of his message addressed to Cougar fans: “I appreciate you all, and will always be proud to say I was a cougar.”

The 6-foot-10 Lowell was a four-star recruit out of high school and transferred to BYU from Utah Valley after his freshman season, when he was the 2018-19 WAC Freshman of the Year. He sat out the 2019-20 season due to transfer rules and played just seven games this season, due to a variety of injuries. He averaged 6.6 minutes, 2.0 points and 1.1 rebounds in limited action.

As for Lee, the 6-foot-9, 240-pound junior from Meridian Idaho appeared in 25 games this season with 15 starts. He averaged exactly 10 minutes per contest and posted 3.7 points and two rebounds per game.

Lowell and Lee become the third and fourth Cougars to enter the transfer portal, joining guards Jesse Wade and Connor Harding.