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Scott Drew Discusses LJ Cryer’s Homecoming in Waco

Former Baylor guard LJ Cryer elected to transfer to Houston following the conclusion of the 2022-23 season and will now make his return to Waco for the first time on Saturday at 11:00 AM CT.

During his Friday press conference, Baylor coach Scott Drew was asked his thoughts on how the fanbase would treat Cryer, which prompted a short and sweet reply from the Bears’ head coach.

 

“I’m sure our fans remember LJ,” Drew said.

Cryer spent three seasons with Scott Drew at Baylor from 2021-2023, averaging 10.6 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game during his three years in Waco. Since transferring to Houston in the offseason, Cryer is averaging 15 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game as a featured piece in Kelvin Sampson’s starting lineup.

Coming out of high school, Cryer was listed as a four-star prospect by the 247Sports index and checked in as the nation’s 100th-ranked prospect. He was also listed as the 21st-ranked point guard in his class and the fourth-ranked player in the state of Texas.

Cryer and the Cougars will have an opportunity to extend their four-game winning streak on Saturday against No. 11 Baylor when the two teams clash at 11:00 AM CT in Waco.

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