Utah adds another potential impact transfer

Sophomore guard Glen Dean, the former Big Sky freshman of the year who led Eastern Washington in scoring and assists in his two seasons, has transferred to Utah, the school announced Thursday.

Dean averaged 13.3 points and 4. 2 assists during a season in which he came back from a stress fracture in his foot. He had been considering a transfer after coach Kirk Earlywine's contract was not renewed and now heads over to join new Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak.

"We are very excited to have Glen join our program," Krystkowiak said in a statement. "He brings a tremendous amount of success at the Division I level and will have a full year to sit out while learning our system and continuing to improve his individual skill. He is a terrific person, great student and good leader, who we are looking forward to working with."

The 5-foot-10 Dean is the second guard from Seattle to transfer to Utah this spring. In replenishing a roster that has seen its share of transfers following the firing of Jim Boylen, Krystkowiak also has added Aaron Dotson from LSU.

Utah is moving to the Pac-12 from the Mountain West Conference this coming season.