Hansen commits to BYU basketball

August 3, 2018
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Timpview guard Nate Hansen (4) goes up for a layup between two Skyline defenders at the 2018 UHSAA 5A Boys State Basketball Championships at the UCCU Center on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, in Orem. Skyline won the matchup 67-63

The BYU men’s basketball team picked up another sweet shooting guard from Timpview on Thursday with the commitment of senior-to-be Nate Hansen.

The Cougars swept up high-scoring Hunter Erickson in the 2018 recruiting class. Erickson averaged 22.5 points per game for Timpview last season and Hansen, a 6-foot-3 guard, was a good compliment. Hansen averaged 15.1 points per game and made 90 3-pointers. He scored a career-best 30 points against Cottonwood on January 26.

Hansen’s mother, Jeni Ross Hansen, was an all-state basketball player for Timpview in the early 1990’s.

Last summer, Hansen was diagnosed with a rare blood disease called rhabdomyolysis that put him in the hospital for several weeks. But he recovered to have a productive junior year at Timpview.

Hansen was also offered by UC Irvine.

More on this story to come.

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