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UVU fans cheer during a game between Utah Valley University and Brigham Young University on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 at the UCCU Center in Orem. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

Utah Valley University men’s basketball head coach Mark Madsen has announced that University of Utah forward/center Brandon Morley will transfer to UVU and play for the Wolverines next season.

“Brandon Morley is a scoring threat both on the block and beyond the three-point line,” said Madsen. “He is an unselfish player with excellent court vision who can see over the defense and make the right pass as a playmaker. Brandon will bring toughness, leadership, and physicality to the team this year. In my conversations with Brandon, his knowledge of the game and passion for basketball jumped off the page. I am thrilled to welcome Brandon to the UVU men’s basketball team and could not be more excited for his arrival on campus.”

The 7-foot, 235-pound forward/center played in 16 games for the Utes last season. He averaged 2.4 points and 1.7 rebounds while shooting 38.2 percent from the field. He also connected on a 33.3 percent clip from long range. Morley scored a season-high eight points and pulled down a season-best nine rebounds in Utah’s win over UCLA in the team’s regular season finale last season.

The South Jordan, Utah native played the 2014-15 season at Salt Lake Community College under new UVU assistant coach Todd Phillips. He averaged 10.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game and was named to the SWAC All-Conference team. Morley also played a season at Western Nebraska during the 2013-14 campaign, averaging 18.4 points and 10.7 rebounds per game.

Morley prepped at Bingham High School where he led his squad to the Torrey Pines Cal Tournament championship and earned MVP honors. He averaged 16.4 points and 8.3 rebounds during his senior season at BHS during his senior season in 2013.

Morley has one season of eligibility remaining and is set to play for the Wolverines during the 2019-20 season.

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