Van Brocklin, a 6-foot-5, 185-pound sharp shooting guard/forward from Fruit Heights, Utah, is the first member of the spring class committing to the Red Storm and will have one year of playing eligibility.
"After recruiting him a few times, we are very excited to finally add Connor to our basketball family," Judkins said. "Connor is a high character young man and he will be a great representative of our basketball program and Dixie State University."
Van Brocklin played six games for the Utes last season under head coach Larry Krystkowiak. He scored six points, draining both long-range attempts, in a December game against St. Katherine College. He hit 3-of-5 shots from behind the arc for the season.
"I chose Dixie State because it felt like a good fit to me," Van Brocklin said. "The coaching staff has shown a lot of confidence in me."
Van Brocklin said his game compares to Dirk Nowitzki because he can get a shot off from anywhere on the floor.
"Connor can really score the ball and he will give us the ability to space the floor because he shoots the ball so well from the perimeter," Judkins said. "We like Connor's versatility and we feel like he can help us in multiple spots if needed because he has good size and is a very skilled offensive player."
Prior to his time at Utah, Van Brocklin played two years at Snow College for Robert Nielson. In his sophomore campaign, he averaged 15.9 points per game – including a season-high 35 points on 10-of-22 shooting against North Idaho. For his efforts, Van Brocklin earned 2nd Team All-Scenic West honors.
He served a LDS mission for two years after redshirting at Salt Lake Community College.
Van Brocklin starred at Davis High School under head coach Jay Welk. He helped the Darts to a 2008 Class 5A semifinal appearance averaging 12.2 points per game as a senior. He also completed 52 percent of his passes for 1190 yards and 12 touchdowns over 12 career games for the Davis football team.
Connor's father, Todd, played quarterback at Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho) and at the University of Utah. His brother, Brody, played hoops at SLCC and Weber State.