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, 6-3, Freshman

Last school: Future College Prep

Growing up in Baton Rouge, La., Bartley was a big fish in a small pond. As a senior at the small 1A high school Christian Life Academy, he led his team to a 26-7 record and a state title. However, Bartley realized his dreams of playing Division I college basketball were diminishing as he failed to receive any scholarship offers. Instead of taking his chances in a lower division, he moved across the country to play for Future College Prep. After one season in California — averaging 19.7 points, 8.5 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 3.3 steals per game — Bartley became a hot commodity as several Division I schools recruited him, most notably BYU and Auburn.

According to a preview by the website Loyal Cougars, BYU will most likely play Bartley as a backup shooting guard. This will put him in the position to relieve BYU star Tyler Haws and, if his talent translates to the college scene, he could make a significant bench contribution.
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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.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

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!

u25
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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