There is plenty of turnover on the BYU basketball team this season, with several new faces joining Dave Rose's squad. With six players on the roster who were ranked on ESPN's list of top 100 recruits coming out of high school, though, there is optimism this team could exceed expectations. Meet the youth-oriented 2016-17 version of the Cougars.

Jamal Aytes

No. 40

Class: Junior

Position: Forward

Height: 6-foot-6

Weight: 235 pounds

Of note: Aytes, a transfer from UNLV, has dealt with injuries throughout his time at BYU but is finally healthy. He played in 22 games as a reserve last season, averaging 8.5 minutes, 3.0 points and 1.6 rebounds per game in 2015-16. He may see time at both forward positions, though there will be plenty of competition for minutes.

Steven Beo

No. 14

Class: Freshman

Position: Guard

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 180 pounds

Of note: Beo averaged 26.7 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists as a senior at Richland (Wash.) High School and signed a letter of intent with BYU in April. He set a school record with 49 points against Wenatchee as a junior. He could provide a spark off the bench in the backcourt, though Beo's minutes may be limited with so much talent at the guard position.

Elijah Bryant

No. 3

Class: Sophomore

Position: Guard

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 210 pounds

Of note: Bryant, who transferred to BYU from Elon University, enters his first eligible season with the Cougars, after sitting out last year due to NCAA transfer rules. Bryant averaged 14.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.3 steals as a freshman at Elon and is expected to be a key contributor and likely starter for BYU. He underwent knee surgery and hasn't been practicing, a situation that bears monitoring as Bryant heals and tries to get back on the court with the season opener looming.

Yoeli Childs

No. 23

Class: Freshman

Position: Forward

Height: 6-foot-8

Weight: 225 pounds

Of note: Childs signed a letter of intent with the Cougars last fall as a four-star recruit rated No. 53 nationally on ESPN's top 100 list. He was named the Deseret News 5A MVP as a senior, when he led Bingham High to the state title by averaging 18.5 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. Childs is known for his athletic abilities and could see plenty of minutes early in his Cougar career in the post.

Payton Dastrup

No. 15

Class: Freshman

Position: Forward

Height: 6-foot-10

Weight: 250 pounds

Of note: Dastrup joins the Cougars after serving a two-year LDS mission in Panama City. He originally committed to Ohio State before signing with the Cougars pre-mission. Dastrup, who averaged 16.5 points and 13.0 rebounds as a senior at Mountain View (Arizona) High School, was ranked in the top 100 of ESPN’s recruiting rankings in his class (98th) and should see plenty of minutes at the power forward position.



Kyle Davis

Class: Senior

Position: Forward

Height: 6-foot-8

Weight: 225 pounds

Of note: Davis returns as the most experienced player on the Cougars' roster. After joining BYU last season following stints at Utah State and Southern Utah, he has 80 career NCAA starts, including 37 last year with BYU. Davis, an Alta High grad, had eight double-doubles for the Cougars in 2015-16 and averaged 11.9 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. He'll be the starter again at power forward, but there are youngsters who could push for minutes at that spot.



Nick Emery

No. 4

Class: Sophomore

Position: Guard

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 185 pounds

Of note: Emery is back after a standout freshman year when he set the school record for 3-pointers by a freshman with 97 while averaging 16.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. He also had 52 steals last season, second-best on the team, and shot 42.5 percent from the field and 38.3 percent from 3-point range. The returning all-West Coast Conference second-teamer is expected to star at guard for the Cougars again and will take on an even bigger leadership role with the departure of Kyle Collinsworth and Chase Fischer.



Zach Frampton

No. 2

Class: Freshman

Position: Guard

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 185 pounds

Of note: Frampton is walking on to Rose's team after returning from an LDS mission to Chile in August. He is a former high school teammate at Lone Peak High with three other Cougars, which helped the Knights to their MaxPreps national championship in 2013. Frampton, who averaged 11.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.5 steals per game as a senior at Lone Peak, will likely see spot minutes at guard this season.

Davin Guinn

Class: Junior

Position: Forward

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 190 pounds

Of note: Guinn is back after joining the team as a walk-on transfer last season. He played sparingly in 2015-16, averaging 2.9 minutes and 1.6 points in nine games. There is hype surrounding Guinn this year, though, and he posted a solid 11-point, six-rebound effort in the team's intrasquad scrimmage, the Cougar Tipoff, on Wednesday. He could potentially make an impact at small forward this year.

TJ Haws

No. 30

Class: Freshman

Position: Guard

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 170 pounds

Of note: Haws, named 2014's Mr. Basketball by the Deseret News, will make his long-awaited Cougar debut after committing to the school as a freshman at Lone Peak. He returned from his LDS mission to France in March, which should help with re-acclimating himself to game speed. Haws, who won four state titles and averaged 25.2 points as a high school senior, is expected to make contributions early in his Cougar career from the shooting guard position and is the best bet among BYU's six freshmen to earn a starting spot.



Corbin Kaufusi

Class: Junior

Position: Center

Height: 6-foot-10

Weight: 260 pounds

Of note: Kaufusi will join the team following the football season, as he is playing two sports for the first time this year after heading to BYU initially as a football recruit. Kaufusi has provided the Cougars plenty of minutes and key plays inside the past two years, starting 23 games as a sophomore while averaging 5.7 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in 2015-16. Considering he's joining the team late, though, Kaufusi will face an uphill battle earning significant minutes until he adjusts to playing with his new teammates.

Colby Leifson

Class: Freshman

Position: Guard

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 190 pounds

Of note: Leifson was a late addition to the Cougars' guard line, announcing in August he'll play on scholarship this season before fulfilling an LDS mission. The sharpshooter averaged 17 points and shot 41 percent from 3-point range and 93 percent from the free-throw line as a senior last year at North Gwinnett High School in Georgia. He could provide BYU some point production off the bench at shooting guard as long as he acclimates well to the Division I game.

Eric Mika

Class: Sophomore

Position: Forward/Center

Height: 6-foot-10

Weight: 230 pounds

Of note: Mika is back after a standout freshman year at BYU in 2013-14 prior to his two-year LDS mission in Italy. A former ESPN 100 recruit, Mika averaged 11.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game and was named to the all-WCC freshman team as a first-year player at BYU. Mika started 29 games as a freshman and shot 52.7 percent from the field. He returned from his mission in April, and while he sat out the Cougar Tipoff, Mika should be expected to star in the frontcourt for the Cougars again this year.



L.J. Rose

No. 5

Class: Senior

Position: Guard

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 200 pounds

Of note: Rose will provide some much-needed college leadership experience to this young BYU team, after transferring from Houston and being eligible to play this year as a graduate transfer. Rose missed much of the 2015-16 season with an injury, and he's been limited in practice this fall at BYU with an ankle injury. Still, Rose showed promise as a sophomore at Houston when he averaged 8.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game. If healthy, Rose will be a key contributor at guard for the Cougars.



Braiden Shaw

Class: Sophomore

Position: Forward

Height: 6-foot-9

Weight: 210 pounds

Of note: Shaw returns for his sophomore season after playing in 19 games as a freshman for the Cougars. He averaged 2.9 minutes, 0.6 points and 0.8 rebounds a game for BYU in 2015-16. Shaw will likely provide depth at the forward positions again this season and could see his playing time increase with some solid efforts.