Former BYU Basketball Star Trent Plaisted is Retiring From Professional Basketball
Plaisted was part of the BYU basketball program from 2004-2008.
Plaisted played in the NBA and various international leagues since 2008.
When Eric Mika announced last year that he was leaving BYU to play professionally, it reminded many around Cougar Nation of another former BYU big man that forego his remaining years in Provo to pursue a professional career, and that was Trent Plaisted.
Plaisted on Friday, announced on Cougar Sports with Ben Criddle that he was no longer going to be playing professionally.
Plaisted’s career had various stops on the international circuit. From Germany to Italy and then finally in Japan.
While at BYU, Plaisted was an all-Mountain West Conference selection in his sophomore and junior seasons in 2007 & 2008. He also helped lead the Cougars to back-to-back outright Mountain West Conference championships in the regular season.
Plaisted left BYU after the 2008 season and was selected in the 2008 NBA Draft in the 2nd round (46th pick) by the Seattle SuperSonics (#BringBackTheSonics).
Plaisted was Dave Rose’s first NBA Draft selection in the Rose era and is still one of only two players to play for Rose and be selected.
Plaisted and his family plan to reside in Utah County where Trent is pursuing a career as a mortgage broker.
Even though he isn’t much of a “tweeter,” he recently signed up for Twitter where you can follow him for his basketball takes and all of your mortgage broker needs.