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Timpview’s Jake Wahlin signs with BYU men’s hoops

By Darnell Dickson daily Herald - | Nov 11, 2020

You can add another good local player to the BYU men’s basketball team.

Timpview’s Jake Wahlin, a 6-foot-7 wing, committed to BYU on Sept. 16 and made it official on Wednesday, the first day athletes could sign with their college of choice.

The T-Birds are already represented on the Cougar roster this season with junior forward Gavin Baxter and freshman guard Hunter Erickson.

Last year, Wahlin led the T-Birds with 13.8 points per game, including 45 3-pointers and 183 rebounds. Timpview advanced to the Class 5A state finals before falling to Springville and returns virtually its entire roster for another run this season.

“I’m stoked to play for Coach Pope and his staff,” Wahlin said. “Their energy and passion is something that I’ve been attracted to from the beginning. I can’t wait to be a part of the BYU basketball program. Living down the road from BYU, I’ve been to games and love the energy of the fans. The atmosphere is one of the best in the country and I look forward to playing in front of the ROC.”

Wahlin also had offers from Arizona State, San Diego State, New Mexico and Nevada, among others.

“Jake Wahlin is an incredibly intriguing young player who comes from a great family,” Pope said. “His length, height, mobility and ball-handling skills make him extremely versatile with a spectacularly high ceiling. Whether he becomes a 6-foot-8 point guard or a power forward, he has the potential to have a massive impact on BYU basketball. He is also very tough and not afraid of a challenge, and we are very excited to welcome him into the program.”

On 24/7 Sports, Wahlin is a 3-star recruit and is listed as the third-best prospect in Utah. He is expected to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and enroll at BYU in 2023.

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