Chris Seeley is indeed heading home.
The former University of Utah forward announced late Friday night that he’s returning home to Fresno, Calif., committing to his hometown Fresno State Bulldogs. Seeley is one of four players on last year’s roster to transfer or leave the team, including guards Jake Connor and Kolbe Caldwell as well as forward Jakob Jokl.
The 6-foot-8 forward graduated from Central High in Fresno in 2016, averaging 16.1 points per game his senior season of high school.
In his one year at Utah, Seeley played in 20 games as a freshman, averaging 2.7 points per game and 2.5 rebounds with the Runnin’ Utes. According to The Fresno Bee, Seeley will enroll at Fresno State as a redshirt sophomore with two seasons left to play after sitting out the 2018-19 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Seeley told the Fresno Bee Friday he plans on petitioning the NCAA to get a season of eligibility back after missing his first year at Utah due to shoulder surgery. Last year, Seeley missed a chunk of time after undergoing gallbladder surgery in December.