Brigham Young guard Nick Emery withdrew from school on Nov. 10, as first reported by Greg Wrubell.
BYU coach Dave Rose announces that Nick Emery has withdrawn from school. He will not play for the BYU men’s basketball team during the 2017-18 season.— Greg Wrubell (@gregwrubell) November 11, 2017
Emery told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman that he was “mentally not where [he] needed to be in order to perform” this season. Although the junior guard withdrew from BYU for this season, Emery said he would return to campus in due time.
BYU's Nick Emery has withdrawn from school and will not play this season . "Unfortunately, I am mentally not where I need to be in order to perform in basketball and in school this year. ... I have every intention on coming back to BYU."— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) November 11, 2017
Emery made headlines as of late when the Salt Lake Tribune’s Nate Carlisle and Aaron Falk reported the guard was under NCAA investigation for allegedly receiving improper benefits from a booster on Oct. 27.
The junior from Lone Peak High School (UT) was expected to be a starter for the Cougars this season. The onetime All-WCC second team selection averaged 13.1 ppg on 30.1 FG% last season, per his sports-reference.com page.