The Utah Utes will only have to go without the services of SMU Mustangs transfer Sedrick Barefield for the start of the season. Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak told Today’s U that the talented guard will be eligible for the team in December.
Barefield, a 6-foot-2 guard from Corona Centennial High (Corona, Calif.), joins Utah this season after transferring mid-year from SMU. He only played 16 minutes in five games for Larry Brown and the Mustangs before deciding to leave the program. At the time, SMU was still very much under the NCAA’s watchful eye and had a bevy of sanctions.
As a senior in high school, Barefield averaged 20.6 points, 4.2 assists and 1.4 steals for the 25-6 Centennial Huskies, where he earned multiple all-area honors. According to Rivals, the then three-star prospect had offers from Baylor, Kansas State, Missouri and UNLV among others coming out of high school.
During his incredibly limited run with SMU, Barefield only played a little more than three minutes per game. He never logged an official basket with the program, but snagged four total rebounds and dished out two assists. Those numbers are obviously not indicative as to what kind of player he was or will be.