Utah announced Tuesday the addition of walk-on Jake Connor, a Highland High standout who has a close relationship with one of the Utah coaches.
Assistant Tommy Connor was a four-year starter at point guard for the Utes, who led them to four straight Western Athletic Conference championships.
"Jake has always been someone around our program since Tommy is a member of our staff. Now, Jake officially joins our basketball family," head coach Larry Krystkowiak said in a release.
Connor led the Rams to the quarterfinals of the 4A tournament in March, upsetting No. 1 Timpview in the first round. Connor was an honorable mention 4A coaches' team selection and shot 45 percent from long range.