Dotson's future is a bit more unclear. Because of lingering knee issues, it's not certain whether he will play again. He's had consistent injury problems during his one season at Utah. He broke his foot in the preseason and never really found a place in Krystkowiak's rotation.
"I feel bad for Aaron because I can relate," Krystkowiak said. "It's tough when your body starts to betray you a little bit. I told him that it's OK if your body breaks down. It sort of happens to all of us eventually."
Dean's transfer decision was affected by Krystkowiak's unwillingness to promise the point guard consistent playing time next season.
Dean, a former Big Sky Conference freshman of the year at Eastern Washington, began the season as Utah's starting point guard. But he was supplanted by Brandon Taylor by the beginning of Pac-12 play.
Dean still carved out a role for himself as the Utes' best perimeter defender. While he averaged 5.5 points per game, Dean's best moment was a trip to his hometown Seattle, a win over the Washington Huskies and his defense on C.J. Wilcox, which went a long way toward helping Utah to the upset.
Dean also has had difficult times off the court as a Ute, having to undergo emergency brain surgery in December 2011.
"I thought he came to this decision thoughtfully," Krystkowiak said. "We have a lot of variables for next year, and it's impossible to predict how much playing time he was going to get. I think Glen wanted to play and he wanted to spend a year with his brother and pass the baton."
• Junior guard averaged 5.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game this season.
• Began the season as the team's starting small forward.
• Scored 27 points as a Utah player.
• Missed 15 of 18 Pac-12 games with a knee injury.