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BYU Roundup: Taggarts make dual commitment to Cougars

By Daily Herald - | Jun 4, 2023

BYU got two big commitments from the same family on Saturday.

The football team earned a pledge from former Corner Canyon linebacker Harrison Taggart, who spent last season at the University of Oregon before entering the transfer portal this spring. His younger sister, Utah prep track star Madelynne Taggart, also committed to become on Cougar on Saturday.

Harrison Taggart, who is listed at 6-foot-2, 216-pounds, was a four-star recruit in the Class of 2022. He was offered scholarships to Oregon, Arizona, UCLA, USC and Utah — but not BYU — before committing to the Ducks. Taggart played in just three games for Oregon last season.

At Corner Canyon, Taggart totaled 237 tackles in two seasons as a varsity starter. He has four years of eligibility remaining and joins a linebacker group for the Cougars that includes returning starters Max Tooley and Ben Bywater, as well as Utah State transfer A.J. Vongphachanh.

Taggart will join former Corner Canyon teammates Cole Hagen (QB), Micah Wilson (LB) and freshman Owen Borg (LB) on the BYU roster.

Fredette leads Team USA to silver medal

VIENNA, Austria – 2011 Naismith Award Winner Jimmer Fredette helped the United States win the silver medal at the 2023 FIBA 3×3 World Cup on Sunday afternoon in Vienna, Austria.

Fredette led the 20-team tournament in scoring with 59 points (8.4/game) including a 13-point performance against Austria in the final game of pool play. He was named to the All-Tournament team as well.

In Sunday’s finale against the World’s No. 1, Serbia, Fredette finished with a game-high 10 points but saw his game-winning shot go in-and-out as the Serbians won the title for the fifth time in the past six championships. Even in the loss, Fredette becomes the first former Cougar to medal at a FIBA World Cup since Kresimir Cosic in 1978.

Earlier in the day the quartet Fredette, Canyon Berry, Dylan Travis and Kareem Maddox led the United States to their third championship appearance since the competition began in 2012 with a 21-17 victory over Brazil in the semifinals. Fredette drew a foul and made a free throw for the winning point.

Moser tabbed for U21 Pan American Cup volleyball roster

USA Volleyball announced that 12 current and incoming NCAA men’s volleyball players have been selected to the U.S. roster for the U21 Pan American Cup from June 5-10 in Havana, Cuba, featuring BYU men’s volleyball’s freshman outside hitter Trent Moser.

The 12-athlete team was selected from a roster of 20 at the end of a five-day training block in Anaheim, California. The U.S. is looking to earn its second consecutive gold medal at the U21 NORCECA Pan American Cup this summer. Six players on the roster return from the team that won gold at the 2022 Men’s U21 Pan American Cup in Havana and qualified for the 2023 World Championship, including Moser.

Moser had 72 kills, 39 digs and five service aces in his first season with the BYU men’s volleyball team. He started in 18 matches for the Cougars in 2023 and averaged 2.06 kills per set, along with 0.77 blocks per set.


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