Payton Dastrup, the sharp-shooting, big-man transfer from BYU has committed to continuing his collegiate career at Oregon State. He tweeted out his decision Monday night.
The Arizona-native and former 4-star recruit played two seasons at BYU. Dastrup was a Top 100 commitment in 2014 and originally committed to Ohio State, but flipped to BYU. He served a two-year LDS mission to Panama before starting college. Last year he played in 32 of BYU’s games, but many BYU fans were unsatisfied and perplexed with Coach Rose’s rotation and Dastrup’s lack of significant minutes. Dastrup is one of the most likable guys out there. He was a fan-favorite and had some epic bench celebrations. He was also extremely enthusiastic (and not to mention effective) whenever he was given a chance on the court.
Dastrup will have to sit out a year before playing at Oregon State unfortunately. Once he is eligible he will be a huge addition to a front-court that will miss Drew Eubanks. In all honesty, Payton Dastrup was one of BYU’s most-talented players and his lack of playing time was baffling. Coach Rose likes to play back to the basket big-man and Dastrup didn’t exactly fit the mold. He isn’t a traditional pick-and-roll big man, instead he likes to hit three’s and play next to a more traditional big, Welcome to Corvallis Payton Dastrup!