Sedrick Barefield

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Former SMU point guard Barefield transfers to Utah

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With Brandon Taylor being a senior and Lorenzo Bonam a junior, Utah was in a position where they could use an addition at the point with the future in mind. Wednesday afternoon Larry Krystkowiak’s program accomplished that, as former SMU point guard Sedrick Barefield committed to transferring to Utah.

Barefield didn’t see much playing time (five games, 16 minutes) in his one semester at SMU, which is understandable given the fact that the Mustangs have one of the nation’s best point guards in senior Nic Moore. Ranked 128th in the Class of 2015 out of high school by Rivals.com, Barefield can both score and distribute the basketball from the point guard position, and he’s a talented addition to a roster that will have some holes to fill on the perimeter at the end of this season.

In addition to Taylor, Utah will also lose Dakarai Tucker and Jordan Loveridge at the end of this season. Barefield is the third perimeter commitment in Utah’s 2016 class, joining Devon Daniels and Yuba College guard Jojo Zamora. Also in that class is talented power forward/center Jayce Johnson, who’s enrolled at Utah and will redshirt this season, and former Utah State forward David Collette transferred to Utah as well.

It should be noted that Collette, who was one of the Mountain West’s best players last season, has yet to officially join the Utah program. Barefield will be eligible to play at the end of the 2016 fall semester.

Former top 150 recruit Sedrick Barefield to transfer from SMU

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Sedrick Barefield is transferring out of the SMU basketball program, a source told NBCSports.com.

Barefield is a freshman point guard from California. He was ranked No. 128 in the Class of 2015 by Rivals and was expected to be the future of the Mustang back court.

But this season has not exactly gone as planned. Barefield has dealt with three bouts of bronchitis in his first semester and has managed all of 16 minutes in the five games that he has played. He has missed SMU’s last four games.

The Mustangs are currently ranked 18th in the country, but they have been banned from the NCAA tournament for this season following an investigation into classes that Keith Frazier took to get eligible for his freshman season. The athletic department declined to appeal the postseason ban.

SMU is undefeated this season.