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BYU basketball signee Bernardo Da Silva receives release from NLI as Mark Pope shapes Cougars' roster

Wasatch Academy's Bernardo da Silva, who is committed to BYU, shoots a free throw during a game this season. Wasatch Academy will play in the Geico National Championship Tournament April 4-6 in New York City as the No. 6 seed.

PROVO — New BYU basketball head coach Mark Pope has been busy putting his imprint on the Cougars' roster.

The day after Pope announced the addition of three players Wednesday, all of whom have ties to Pope’s former school, Utah Valley University, news surfaced that 6-foot-9 forward Bernardo Da Silva, one of former coach Dave Rose’s recruits who signed last November, has been released from his commitment to the Cougars.