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BYU basketball gets recruiting win with three-star guard from Texas

Brooks Bahr chose BYU over Utah, USC and others.

(Young Kwak | AP) BYU head coach Mark Pope directs his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Gonzaga, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, in Spokane, Wash.

Days after local recruit Jaxon Johnson committed to Utah over BYU and others, the Cougars logged a recruiting win of their own.

Keller High School (Texas) guard Brooks Bahr chose BYU over Utah, USC, Saint Mary’s and Wake Forest. He is a three-star recruit and the 17th-best combo guard in the class of 2024, according to 247Sports.

Bahr is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The commitment means Mark Pope has two recruits in the 2024 class. Isaac Davis, a three-star forward from Idaho, also committed to BYU back in April.

Bahr’s decision to come to Provo was a needed win for the Cougars. Johnson, the No. 3 recruit in the state, had a strong relationship with BYU but decided not to go. BYU also had interest in Corner Canyon’s Brody Kozlowski, who ended up at USC. Wasatch Academy’s Malick Diallo chose fellow Big 12 program TCU over the Cougars.