The BYU basketball team added another name to their signature 2020 class with the hiring of Tanner Toolson, who announced his decision on Thursday evening.
Toolson made a commitment on Instagram Live, broadcasting his decision from his sister’s house in Provo, and said, “It was a really difficult option to refuse just because I felt like I was fitting in very well. to the system. … I feel like I can succeed with BYU and continue to grow as a player and hopefully be the player I think I can be. “
Toolson is a 6 foot 5 inch goalie whose father, Andy Toolson, played collegially at BYU and professionally for several organizations, including Utah Jazz.
Toolson was recently named Washington State “Mr. Basketball, “which honors the state’s best basketball player in all categories. As a senior at Union High in Vancouver, Toolson averaged just over 23 points per game while leading his team to a 27-1 record.
Toolson was seen as a laggard in the recruitment process, but still received several offers from programs such as Utah, Utah State and Boise State, among others. He plans to serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before joining BYU.
“This is a sacrifice I am ready to make for my Savior,” said Toolson in an article published by The Columbian. “Basketball will also be there in two years. … I think it’s really important in my life before I spend the rest of my life. “