A back court combination like Jimmer and Jax doesn't come along very often at a
school like BYU. But I think Carlino and Harrison will come close to equalling
their production as they develop and gain experience.Quite frankly,
I expected Harrison to have a more immediate impact on the team than Carlino.
And I'm really surprised that he's not getting more minutes. Sure, he's made
some mistakes and is taking some shots that he probably shouldn't, but he's
being aggressive. I was surprised he didn't play at all against LMU. Maybe
he's in Rose's doghouse? Zylstra and Winder had one good game, but otherwise
are non factors. Harrison is the future at the shooting guard position.Carlino has been very impressive overall. Sure his shot was off against
LMU, but he's proving that he is capable of running the offense, pushing the
ball, and scoring. I'm sure he'll have some more games where he struggles, but
he'll also unleash for 20+ points and 10+ assists in a few games before the
season is over.Looking forward to watching the Cougs down the Dons
Jimmer's talent took much longer to manifest than Carlino's. That might just be
circumstantial, but as it currently stands Carlino has the potential to be just
as great a player, if not better. Of course he's a different type of player. It
may be impossible to become the scorer Jimmer was, but he's faster than Jimmer,
a better defender, and already a much better passer. It's going to be fun to
watch him develop.
Jimmer was a generational phenomenon, but Carlino does have a very big upside
potential. Good luck Matt and keep it coming.