Jaxon Myaer, a backup point guard at Utah State, is leaving the team.
According to Myaer’s father, Jeff, the former Judge Memorial star has decided to transfer from USU in what he described as a mutually-agreed upon decision.
“It was not an easy decision,” Jeff Myaer said. “Coach (Stew) Morrill told Jaxon that he would always have a scholarship if he wanted one. But with the new guys coming in, coach Morrill said he was going to give them every opportunity to play and if Jaxon wanted to transfer he would help him in any way he could to find a place he could play more.”
Jeff Myaer said his son was not forced out at Utah State and that the ultimate decision was Jaxon’s.
“He is an Aggie and always wants to be an Aggie,” Myaer said. “When he graduates he is going to be an Aggie. That was very important to him. But he has two years left to play and he decided he’d get to play more if he transferred to another school.”
Myaer played in 34 games as a sophomore last year, averaging 7.4 minutes per game as Jared Quayle’s primary backup. He scored 1.9 points per game and shot 42.9 percent from both the field and 3-point range.
Utah State has already signed a pair of point guards to replace Quayle and is actively recruiting a third. Brockeith Pane (Midland College in Texas) and James Walker (Los Alamitos High in California) signed earlier and Brady Heslip (a transfer from Boston College) made an official recruiting visit to USU last weekend.
With that information, Myaer decided his prospects for increased playing time over the next two seasons did not look good.
Where Myaer will transfer is not known. But his father said he has already been in touch with a number of schools and has scholarship offers waiting.
Myaer joins two other scholarship players to leave Utah State following the end of the recently completed 27-8 season. Sophomore swingman Tyrone White and junior Modou Niang also left the team and are transferring.