The other newcomers include guards Skyler Halford, a transfer from Salt Lake Community College, freshman Frank Bartley IV, and Chase Fischer, who will sit out this season after transferring from Wake Forest. Guard Andrew Johnston and forward Graham Pingree, a pair of walk-ons, were added to the roster Tuesday.
Rose’s challenge is blending the newcomers with veterans like Haws, Matt Carlino, and Kyle Collinsworth. Collinsworth returned home from a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Russia last spring after starting for BYU’s 2011 Sweet 16 team.
“It’s going to take a lot of patience on our part. We’ll rely on our experienced guys to bring them along,” Rose said. “The biggest challenge for young players in our program is to learn the system and be comfortable in it as soon as possible —especially our big guys.”
The Cougars opened practice Monday and will open the regular season at home against Weber State on Nov. 8. The Cougar Tipoff will be held Oct. 23.
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