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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 30 2012 9:49 p.m. MDT

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CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Davies, Haws and Carlino are a lock at the 5, 3, and 1,

At the 4
Sharp had a great game in the blue vs white, but was not too impressive in the exhibition.
Austin is the heir apparent, but struggles with foul trouble.
Agustin shows potential, but doesn't fully know the system.
Zylstra is versatile, but lacks the size.
This will be a position by committee. Austin will probably get the start, but none of them will get 30+ minutes.

At the 2
Zylstra will get the nod and will also back-up Haws at 3. Cusick will back up Zylystra at 2 and Carlino at 1.

Delgado could contribute, but I would redshirt him. He'll get more minutes in 2013-14 and 2014-15.

Next year, Haws will move to the 2 and K Collinsworth will anchor the 3.

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

Um, a little correction: "Carlino immediately started as a true freshman" Really? A "true freshman" is someone who plays his first year after high school. Carlino redshirted during the 2010-2011 seson after transferring to the Cougs from UCLA. Glad to assist the esteemed DN Sports Department on their research.

byufan1993
Provo, , UT

My understanding was that Carlino did not redshirt but simply hadnt joined the team yet when he came in 2010-2011. he wasnt practicing. I could be wrong here but that was my understanding and in that case DN would be correct in stating he was a true freshman...

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Carlino graduated from high school one year early in June 2010 to play at UCLA. He never played his Senior year in high school. In mid December, 2010 he decided UCLA wasn't for him and transferred to BYU. Transfer rules required him to sit out for one year until he entered the lineup for the Cougs in December 2011.

So was the year he sat out, his Senior year of high school or his Freshman year of college? Technically, So Cal Reader is more correct. But Carlino's "redshirt" year was a little different than a typical "redshirt" season.

Regardless, I expect him to challenge Pangos and Dellavedova to determine who is the premiere PG in the WCC and one of the best in the West. At times, he was outstanding last year, and other times he struggled. I'm hoping to see more consistency and defensive prowess. If he delivers, we'll challenge for the WCC crown.

Broom Hockey Champ
Scottsdale, AZ

Time for Carlino to play consistently. Too often, he disappeared in games. If he can become more consistent, I look for BYU to compete for the WCC championship.

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

RE: CougFaninTX- "Regardless, I expect him to challenge Pangos and Dellavedova to determine who is the premiere PG in the WCC and one of the best in the West." I couldn't agree with you any more. That IS the expectation.

NevadaCoug
Overton, NV

" Too often, he disappeared in games."

Yes. He did. He was also a freshman. I think he played pretty well for being a first year college player. They can't all be one-and-done lottery picks.

U 90
Corona, CA

CougFanTx,

Are you still sticking with your prediction that Haws, Carlino and Davies will average 60 pts per game?

Maybe 45.... not a chance for 60.

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