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BYU sophomore guard Rylan Bergersen (1) drives toward the basket during the 79-56 Cougar win over Portland at the Marriott Center in Provo on Jan. 10, 2019.

Rylen Bergersen has found a new home.

The 6-foot-6 sophomore guard decided in March he would leave the BYU basketball program to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal. On Monday, Bergersen sent a message on his Twitter page announcing his transfer to Central Arkansas.

The son of former pro basketball player Roberto Bergersen, Rylen Bergersen was an all-state performer for Borah High School in Boise, Idaho. He reclassified to play one year of prep school at Link Year in Branson, Missouri, before arriving in Provo in 2017.

Bergersen played in 50 games during his two-year career for the Cougars but averaged just 5.8 minutes per game. As a big guard/small forward, he had a difficult time finding a consistent role. Bergersen scored 96 points in his career and averaged 2.5 points per game last season.

Central Arkansas plays in the Southland Conference. In 2018-19, the Bears finished 14-19 overall and 8-10 in league play. They were eliminated from the Southland Conference Tournament with a 79-65 loss to Southeastern Louisiana in the quarterfinal round.

Central Arkansas is coached by Russ Pennell.

Darnell Dickson, who has been covering sports in Utah since 1989 (with a detour to Nebraska for three years somewhere in there), is currently the BYU football columnist and BYU men’s basketball beat writer.

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