Point guard Nick Martineau, who played just 53 minutes for BYU as a junior, will not return for his final season.
Cougar head coach Dave Rose made the announcement through a media release Friday, a move that will leave him potentially two scholarships to fill.
Martineau will graduate from BYU in business management with an emphasis in finance this summer. He has been accepted to BYU’s statistics graduate program, according to the school, but is currently considering his options going forward.
BYU finished 26-9 this season and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Martineau, a Davis County product and two-time Mountain West Conference scholar-athlete honoree, averaged 0.7 points in his 19 appearances as the Cougars felt themselves well stocked at point guard with Matt Carlino and Craig Cusick, among others.
Speaking of Cusick — he could conceivably be awarded one of those remaining scholarships after a valuable season.
BYU lost four players from this season: Seniors Noah Hartsock and Charles Abouo along with Martineau and freshman Damarcus Harrison. He's expected to leave soon to serve a two-year LDS mission.
Tyler Haws will return from church service to take one of the scholarships. Another is going to Raul Delgado, a junior-college transfer (Western Nebraska) with Springville High roots.
Delgado can play either guard spot.
Jordan Chatman will serve a mission immediately after his senior year of high school ends soon, as will another guard, Cory Calvert.