BYU reinstates Brandon Davies

BYU junior forward Brandon Davies has been reinstated to the team after being issued a season-ending suspension last year due to a violation of the school's honor code.

Davies, the Cougars' top returning scorer and rebounder, has been readmitted to the school and is enrolled in classes for the fall semester. He was forced to miss the Cougars' run to the Sweet 16 after BYU became aware he had premarital sex, an Outside the Lines report confirmed.

"I'm excited to be back at BYU and look forward to the future," Davies said in a statement Friday. "I'm grateful for this opportunity."

The 6-foot-9 Davies averaged 11.1 points and 6.2 rebounds as a sophomore, providing the inside presence for the Cougars, who captured a share of the Mountain West Conference championship with national player of the year Jimmer Fredette leading the way.

Davies' suspension was announced March 1, and he missed the final eight games of BYU's 32-win season. The following month, he voluntarily withdrew from school and was required to meet certain conditions in order to re-enroll. Davies was not allowed on the team's preseason tour of Greece that concluded this week.

But now the Cougars have him back as they prepare for their first season in the West Coast Conference.

"Our staff and our players are pleased that Brandon has been readmitted for the fall semester," coach Dave Rose said in a statement. "We're excited to have him back on the team, and we look forward to a great season."

Diamond Leung covers college basketball for ESPN.com and can be reached at diamond83@gmail.com.