Utah loses potential starter Brekkott Chapman to transfer

The Utah Utes’ basketball team has made the NCAA Tournament each of the last two seasons and they are looking to compete ever more next season. However, they have just an important piece in Brekkott Chapman, who was expected to be a starter in the team’s frontcourt this year.

Chapman announced his intentions to transfer out of Utah on Friday, according to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune. The rising junior played an average of 13 minutes per game during the 2015-16 season and was a four-star recruit for the team’s 2014 recruiting class.

Jones reported that Chapman can only transfer to Weber State if he stays in the state of Utah and cannot transfer from any other Pac-12 school. Wherever he transfers, he will end up sitting out the 2016-17 season and have two years of eligibility left starting in 2017.

Brekkott Chapman recorded 4.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists. He will certainly end up being a big piece for some team over the next couple of years.

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