Utah will feature 11 new faces in the 2012-13 season as they only return four active players from last year. The two starters returning are seniors Jason Washburn and Cedric Martin. Of the returning players, Washburn is the top scorer and rebounder while Martin leads the team in assists, steals and 3-point shooting. Looking to improve upon a 6-25 losing season, the Utes enter their second season in the Pac-12. At the annual "Night with the Runnin' Utes," Utah put on a good show for the 2000+ fans. The scrimmage went into a quadruple overtime and showcased this team's new talent.
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Dallin Bachynski transferred to Utah this year after returning from an LDS mission in Croatia. In high school he helped Winston Churchill HS to a 95-5 record over three years.
At Southern Utah University, he appeared in 29 games. In those games he averaged 3.6 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. He also blocked 11 shots throughout his freshman season.
Class: RS Junior
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Last year Glen Dean transferred to Utah from Eastern Washington University and red shirted due to NCAA rules.
He earned Big Sky Freshman of the Year honors in 2010 at Eastern Washington. Dean is deadly from beyond the arc, averaging 41.6% in three-point shooting his sophomore year. Since the Utes are lacking good perimeter shooting, this responsibility will rely heavily upon the junior guard.
Class: RS Junior
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Another Seattle boy who redshirted last year joins the Utes this season, this time he is a transfer from LSU. Aaron Dotson will likely start for Utah at the small forward position, however he recently suffered a stress fracture in his foot. He will be out four to six weeks, and will miss the opening games.
As a sophomore at LSU, Dotson started 21 games and averaged 6.8 points per game. He also scored in double figures seven times that season.
Class: Graduate Student
Hometown: Inglewood, Calif.
Jarred DuBois transferred to Utah from Loyola Marymount University after graduating with his Communications degree. He has one year left of eligibility.
Dubois is projected to come off the bench and add some accurate 3-point shooting. The guard put up good numbers the last three seasons and was ranked 15th in LMU all-time records in 3-point FG percentage (.365).
Hometown: Santo Angelo, Brazil
Renan Lenz is a junior college transfer for the Utes. He will be an influential reserve player in the Utah front court.
He was the second-leading scorer on Arizona Western's Region I championship team with 13.2 points per game. Also providing a defensive presence, he pulled in 9.4 rebounds and averaged 2.5 blocks per contest during that time.
Hometown: West Jordan, Utah
Jordan Loveridge is Utah's most sought after recruit. The true freshman will be a spark off the bench and his versatility will prove to be valuable for the Utes this season.
He was named the 2012 5A Player of the Year in Utah, leading the state in scoring and rebounding. He also recorded 18 double-doubles for West Jordan High last year.
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
One of Utah's leading returners, Cedric Martin is a high percentage outside shooter and capable defender. He was the utes third leading scorer last season, averaging 7.4 points per game. He also raked the ball from opponents for 22 steals last season.
He will start on at the wing position for the Runnin' Utes.
Alex Mortensen was a walk-on last season after returning from a two-year LDS mission in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Springville High School in 2009-10.
Last year he averaged 5 minutes per game off the bench.
Class: RS Freshman
Jeremy Olsen came to Utah as a freshman and redshirted in 2009-10 and now is returning to the Utes' squad after serving an LDS mission.
He broke many school records at Collins Hill High School and was a McDonalds All-American nominee.
Ryan Osterloh joined the Utes as a walk-on midway through last season after transferring to the U from SLCC.
He was Skyline High School's team MVP and co-captain in 2009. He led his team to a No. 1 ranking in the state in 5A play.
Class: RS Sophomore
Xan Ricketts is a transfer from the division two school Simon Fraser University. He redshirted last year due to NCAA rules.
True freshman Justin Seymour will likely backup Glen Dean at the guard position this season. He has the opportunity to bring ample scoring for the reserve unit.
He averaged 20.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists as a junior at Campbell High School.
Hometown:West Hollywood, Calif.
Brandon Taylor will compete with fellow freshman Justin Seymour to back up Glen Dean at the guard position
He averaged 19.8 points per game to go with 7.5 assists and 3.8 rebounds per contest as a senior at Pacific Hills High School. He led his high school to the 2012 state championship.
Dakarai Tucker will provide depth at the wing position behind Cedric Martin and Jordan Loveridge.
He scored 12.4 points per game as a senior at Serra High School to go with 5.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.5 steals per contest. He also shoots 80% from the free throw line.
Hometown:Battle Creek, Mich.
Jason Washburn is Utah's most influential returning starter from last season. The Utes' depended solely on Washburn to be a presence in the paint after David Foster broke his foot.
He was the Runnin' Utes leading scorer with 11.4 points per game while also bringing in 6.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game.
Harry Whitt joined the Utes this summer as a walk-on. He will redshirt this season and be available in the 2013-14 season.
Hometown: Lake Forest, Calif.
David Foster announced before the season started that his career is over after re-injuring the foot that caused him to burn a medical red-shirt last year.
While still technically on the team, Foster will focus more on assisting the coaching staff and helping his teammates from the sidelines than on the court.