Friday, May 16, 2008
Plaisted Not Returning to BYU
As first reported by the Salt Lake Tribune, BYU junior forward Trent Plaisted has signed with an agent, thereby ruining any chance to return to the Cougars for his senior season. "Obviously, getting my degree is very important to me, and I've made plans to complete the few remaining requirements," Plaisted said. "I really enjoyed playing at BYU and appreciate all that Coach Rose and the coaching staff have done for me. I know they will continue to be very successful." He hired Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports. Head coach Dave Rose supported his decision. "We wish Trent the very best as he pursues his professional career and appreciate what he has done for our program," Rose said. "He has been a big part of our success over the past three seasons. His departure creates opportunities for other players, and we expect them to respond very well." Plaisted averaged 15.6 points and 7.7 rebounds per game last year. He is projected as a second-round pick by several mock drafts.