The following article was written by Trent Toone for Deseret News.
With March Madness looming, DeseretNews.com has compiled a list of returned LDS missionaries who played college basketball this season.
This list, which is not all-inclusive, comprises players from Division I schools.
The list includes 10 players from Brigham Young University, seven from Utah Valley University and six from Utah State University. There are three returned missionaries playing at the University of Alaska Anchorage and two each at the University of Utah, Weber State University and Southern Utah University. Kansas, Harvard, Stanford, UC Riverside, UC Davis, Loyola Marymount, Colgate, North Carolina and the University of Nevada Las Vegas each have one.
If you know of a returned missionary who is playing college basketball at a Division I school that we have missed, please send an email to [email protected] with the name of the player, the team and the mission.
BYU, Alpine, Utah (Lone Peak HS), Sr., forward.
Served in McAllen, Texas.
Utah, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Winston Churchhill HS/Southern Utah), Sr., center.
Served in Croatia.
Utah State, Palo Alto, California (Pinewood HS), Fr., guard.
Served in Boston.
Weber State, Plain City, Utah (Powell HS), So., guard.
Served in Brazil.
Utah Valley, Boise, Idaho (Eagle HS/Utah State), Sr., forward.
Served in Cebu, Philippines.
Stanford, Salt Lake City (Olympus HS), Sr., center.
Served in Houston.
Utah Valley, Riverton, Utah (Riverton HS), Jr., guard.
Served in Philadelphia.
BYU, Vancouver, Washington (Union HS), Fr., guard.
Served in Taiwan.
Utah State, Murray, Utah (Murray HS), Fr., forward.
Served in Charlotte, North Carolina.
(No. 5) BYU, Provo, Utah (Provo HS), Jr., guard.
Served in Russia.
For the full list, read Toone’s article at DeseretNews.com.