Ragin’ Cajun Basketball Locks Down BYU Transfer
Frank Bartley IV is on his way from BYU to Louisiana, where he will be playing for Bob Marlin and Ragin' Cajun Basketball.
The 6'3" guard played a little over nine minutes a game last year as a sophomore and averaged 2.5 points, 1.2 assists, 1.8 rebounds a game. BYU announced that Bartley, along with freshman Isaac Neilson, were leaving the program back in April. As of Tuesday, one of them is officially headed back to the state he played his high school ball in.
Bartley, a graduate of Christian Life Academy in Baton Rouge, led his school to the State 1A Championship and was named Louisiana Sports Writers Association 1A MVP and first team all-state in his senior year. He also showed explosive athleticism for their football program, where he collected over 800 receiving yards his senior year.
The Ragin' Cajuns have a young, diverse back court with players like Jay Wright, Kasey Shepherd, Hayward Register, Johnathan Stove and Tiremone Williams, so Bartley will have to carve out his own role. He will have to sit out next season, as per the NCAA's transfer rule, but he will have two years of eligibility to contribute to the program after that period is up.
Wondering why he left Utah for the very different region of Acadiana? Part of it might be his father, who played linebacker for the Ragin' Cajuns. The other part is his secret for now. He was certainly glad to announce his arrival.