Provo • Basketball star Brandon Davies has been readmitted to BYU and will play on the men's basketball team in the 2011-12 season, the school announced Friday afternoon, three days before fall semester classes are scheduled to begin.
Davies, a 6-foot-9 junior center from nearby Provo High School, was not allowed to represent BYU on the basketball floor in March after he admitted to school officials that he broke the portion of the school's honor code that forbids premarital sex. Davies was allowed to sit on the bench with his teammates during BYU's run to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, but without him a school that had climbed into the top five of the national college basketball rankings lost three times in his absence late in the season.
"I am excited to be back at BYU and look forward to the future. I am grateful for this opportunity," Davies said in a school news release.