Kyle Chilton | Posted: 23 Jul 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Emery announces retirement from basketball

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PROVO, Utah – Nick Emery announced Tuesday via Twitter that he is retiring from basketball. The former Cougar guard played three seasons at BYU and had one year of eligibility remaining.

Emery concludes his collegiate career with averages of 12.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.4 steals per game. He also averaged 2.1 3-point field goals per contest while shooting 41.7 percent from the field, 37.5 percent from 3-point range and 81.5 percent from the free-throw line.

“We are excited for Nick as he begins this next stage of his life,” BYU head coach Mark Pope said. “He has great things ahead.”

The Alpine, Utah, native finishes sixth all-time in BYU history in 3-point field goals with 199, tied for 11th in steals and 34th all-time with 1,173 career points. Emery scored a career-best 37 points twice and tied the single-game BYU record with 10 3-point field goals at San Francisco on Feb. 11, 2016.

Emery made a splash his first season on campus in 2015-16, setting the BYU freshman record with 97 3-point field goals. His 16.3 points per game were second all-time among Cougar freshmen. That season, Emery helped the Cougars to 26 victories and a spot in the semifinals of the NIT in Madison Square Garden.

In 2016-17, Emery averaged 13.1 points and hit 75 3-point field goals, helping BYU return to the NIT. He sat out the 2017-18 season due to personal reasons. In 2018-19, Emery played in the final 23 games of the season and averaged 6.1 points and 1.8 assists.

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