In BYU circles, you'll often find a lot of players who are smooth, talented, or cute but don't like to draw blood from themselves — or anybody else. There has been a long line of stars that loved the idea of wearing a letterman's jacket, but didn't like to get it rumpled. Good basketball, however, requires a hard-hat attitude along with getting a mile of scuffs and bruises.
Hartsock does this. He plays tough, but isn't a dirty player whose flying elbow to somebody's jaw makes TV highlights and criticism.
Rose is enjoying one of BYU's best — not just during his tenure, but all-time — in this Hartsock guy.
Rose has only two more months to enjoy having him in his toolbox.
Noah Hartsock file
Hometown: Bartlesville, Okla.
2011-12 season stats: 17.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.6 blocks per game
2011-12 shooting percentages: 58.3 FG, 82.5 FT
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