BYU, Utah and Utah State basketball: Previewing each team's incoming players for 2013-14 season

Published: Monday, Nov. 4 2013 11:45 a.m. MST

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Guard, 6-5, Freshman

Last school: Massanutten Military Academy, Virginia

Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak rewards players who are scrappy and work hard every night with time on the court. And Fields, the recruited swingman from Connecticut, is exactly that.

USC, Colorado and Saint Joseph's also showed interest in recruiting the versatile guard, but Fields chose Utah above all other programs. He said it felt like home.

"The trip (to Utah) sort of confirmed everything I already felt about the program, and even though it was so far away, I felt at home there," Fields told the Deseret News last April.

During his senior season at Massanutten Military Academy, Fields averaged 17 points per game. He is skilled at breaking down defenders off the dribble and making some noise in the paint. He prides himself on working hard at both ends of the court, a trait Krystkowiak will definitely welcome to the Utes.
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Gone fishin
PAC Country, WA

No doubt that BYU won the recruiting war and are fully loaded to compete right away. I expect a 25 wins season and a deep run into the NCAA tourney. They look deep for several years and will only get better as their young players develop.

Utah has some good recruits but it will take several years for the team to mature and be competitive. I think we heard the same about the football team and that didn't pan out s maybe the basketball team can have better fortune. No NCAA this year and they will be improved but still in the middle of the pac.

USU will be about the same. I am glad to be Berger back and healthy.
Can't wait for this weekend to see how the teams do.


One player not mentioned for the Utes is Kyle Kuzma, who will redshirt this year due to a late decision to enroll in school and join the team rather than playing his final year of prep school eligibility. He's a 6'9" small forward that is VERY skilled with the ball and can play strong despite a slight frame. He'll no doubt make the team much better in practice, but watch out for him next year in competition!

West Jordan, UT

Utah has won the recruiting battle 2 of the last 3 years. in 2012 and 2014. the y had a good class in 2013. I think Utah has the better talent this year with Loveridge and wright. The y will never compete in the ncaa tourneyment with the style of play they run. Run and gun without much coaching will always loose to a better coached team with quality athletes.

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