Gavin Baxter
Forward 51
228 lbs.
Last School
Timpview High School
Roster Years


  • Parents are Kurt and Angela Baxter
  • Mother Angela Baxter ran track for BYU and was an All-American sprinter
  • Father Kurt Baxter played basketball for BYU 
  • Sister Lauren Baxter ran track at BYU
  • Has four siblings
  • Served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Washington, D.C.
  • Instagram: @gavinbaxter_ | Twitter: @gbax51 | LinkedIn: Gavin Baxter

Before BYU

  • Played for Kevin Santiago at Timpview High School
  • As a senior in 2015-16 averaged 15.7 points and 6.4 rebounds and led Timpview to a 21-6, 11-1 record of and a trip to the 4A state title game
  • Named 4A first-team all-state by the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News
  • As a junior in 2014-15 averaged 15.5 points and led Timpview to a record of 15-9, 8-4 and a trip to the 4A quarterfinals
  • Named 4A second-team all-state by the Deseret News in 2015
  • As a sophomore in 2013-14 averaged 11.4 points and 6.2 rebounds while helping Timpview to a 19-6, 10-2 record and a trip to the 4A quarterfinals
  • Named 4A third-team all-state by the Deseret News in 2014
  • Named a four star recruit by ESPN, Scout and Rivals
  • Ranked No. 21 nationally among small forwards by ESPN
  • Named the No. 5 recruit in Utah by ESPN
  • Also recruited by Arizona State, California, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA and Utah State
  • Played for the Utah Prospects AAU team coached by Tim Davis

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2018-2019

  • Named to the All-WCC Freshman Team
  • Received Bronze Honors on the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll
  • Received the Most Improved Player Award at the end of season banquet
  • Set the BYU record for field goal percentage in a single season (minimum 50 field goals made)
  • Played in 30 games and started eight times
  • Posted season highs of 25 points (Loyola Marymount), 10 rebounds (Loyola Marymount), 3 assists (Pacific), 5 blocks (San Francisco) and 2 steals (at Loyola Marymount)
  • In the WCC was fifth in blocked shots
  • Hit 10 of 14 from the field, 2 of 3 from 3-point range and 3 of 4 from the free-throw line for a career-best 25 points while adding a career-high 10 rebounds, two blocks and one steal
  • Scored in double figures four times, had 20-plus points once
  • Had one double-double and three-plus blocks four times
  • Led the team in scoring one and rebounding twice
Sophmore Year 2019-2020

  • Played in seven games and started one
  • Missed the first 21 games due to a shoulder injury
  • Posted season highs of 5 points (vs. Saint Mary’s), 3 rebounds (three times), 2 assists (at Loyola Marymount) and 2 blocks (at San Diego)
Junior Year 2020-2021

  • WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll - Bronze
  • Played in two games
  • Missed final 25 games of season due to injury
  • Posted season highs of 11 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and a block in season opener against Westminster
Senior Year 2021-2022

  • WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll - Bronze
  • Started in the first seven games of the game before suffering a season-ending injury against Utah Valley
  • Averaged 12.1 minutes, 6.6 points and 2.6 rebounds per game
  • Shot 64.9 percent from the field and 50.0 percent from the free throw line
  • Scored a season-high 14 points in BYU’s win over Utah
  • Had five rebounds against No. 12 Oregon and Central Methodist
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year