Former BYU Basketball Guard Frank Bartley Gives Advice To Players Who Consider Transferring
Bartley reflected on his collegiate career at BYU & Louisiana-Lafayette and why he left the Cougar Cagers.
Bartley played at BYU from 2013-2015 before transferring to Louisiana-Lafayette
Frank Bartley was a guard in the BYU Basketball program for two full seasons from 2013 to 2015. Bartley left BYU for Louisiana-Lafayette where Bartley ended up becoming an All-Conference performer in the Sun Belt for the Ragin’ Cajuns.
Much has been made about BYU Basketball’s transfer problem now that Payton Dastrup has opted to transfer out of the program.
Bartley reflected with Ben Criddle of ESPN 960 on why he chose to leave BYU for Louisiana-Lafayette, his views of BYU today, and what advice he would give to BYU players who are considering a transfer today.
Bartley was a talented player and it’s a shame that BYU was not able to keep him in the fold, because he was the type of athlete the Cougars have needed the past few seasons. Picture last season, a 24-win team with a mid-major All-Conference scorer in Bartley? Suddenly that looks like an NCAA Tournament squad, and the narrative around the BYU hoops program is completely different.
Listen to the full interview with Bartley. He still holds his time at BYU in high regard. For example this quote from his interview with Criddle:
“BYU is so special to me…there were so many things I learned at BYU and I couldn’t learn those things anywhere else. My decision to leave BYU was strictly basketball.”