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Cannon, Stutzman leaving respective schools

Two former high school basketball standouts from eastern Idaho announced Wednesday their plans to leave their respective schools, and one of the players says he’ll return to play Division I in the Gem State.

Utah Valley University freshman and former Bonneville star Jared Stutzman announced on his Twitter page he’s leaving UVU to play for Bill Evans at Idaho State. Stutzman cited family health issues for his move to Pocatello.

The 6’6” wing player is Bonneville High School’s all-time leading scorer with 1,665 points. He was the Idaho High School 4A player of the year in 2014. In his only year in Orem, Stutzman played in 33 games, scoring 3.9 points per game while shooting 38-percent from the floor.

Weber State sophomore and former Shelley standout McKay Cannon confirmed to Sports Line Wednesday his intentions to transfer out of the Wildcats program. Cannon said he didn’t have any landing spots in mind and was starting the process from the beginning.

The 6’0” guard played two seasons in Ogden, helping the Wildcats win the 2016 Big Sky Championship. Cannon started the first seven games of the 2017 season, but averaged just 13.8 minutes of playing time in 33 games.

Cannon was named the 2013 Idaho High School 3A player of the year and holds Shelley High School’s all-time scoring record with 1,410 points.

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