UVU guard Jaden McClanahan enters his name into the transfer portal

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McClanahan follows Fardaws Aimaq as the only other UVU player to enter his name into the portal. 

Sophomore guard Jaden McClanahan has reportedly entered his name into the transfer portal according to Verbal Commits. McClanahan saw action in 23 games for the Wolverines last season and averaged just 3.7 points per game.

The 5-10, 175 pound guard arrived at UVU in 2020 by way of Independence Community College where he played in 32 games averaging 9.2 points, 5.2 assists, and 3.4 rebounds per game during the 2019-20 season.  

Due to the extra year of eligibility given by the NCAA from the COVID-19 pandemic, McClanahan will have two years of eligibility left after his two seasons at UVU. He can also choose to return to Mark Madsen’s squad if he isn’t able to find a place to play. 

UVU has no shortage of guards on the roster. Justin Harmon and Blaze Nield are both currently projected to be back next season, as well as younger talent in freshman Jordan Battle. Trey Woodbury, who sat out most of last season due to a knee injury, is also expected to be back for his final season of eligibility. Finally, when you add in Claude Mckesey and Tyrel Philips, it’s no wonder why McClanahan decided to test his options before attempting to return to a deep guard room. 

According to Nick Lorensen of Mid-Major Madness, McClanahan has already heard from Holy Cross, Montana State, Southern Indiana and a handful of Division II schools. 

Both McClanahan and Aimaq will have to announce their intentions before the NCAA transfer deadline arrives on May 1 in order to remain eligible for next season.