RE: Chris B."offers from Hawaii, Idaho, Idaho State, San Diego
and Portland...He'll be a great fit in Provo."Classic--you
do realize you're talking about BYU Basketball, right? Yes, he will be a
good fit in Provo, where he joins a top 15 recruiting class, headlined by Nick
Emery (ESPN top 50, offers from Arizona State, Oklahoma State, Utah, and Utah
state with serious interest from KU, UCLA, and Arizona). He'll also join
Eric Mika (also ESPN top 50, offers from Weber State and Utah State, with
interest from Stanford, Boston College, and Utah). Following not too far behind
(class of 2014) is T.J. Haws (another ESPN top 50, offer from Utah).What do these three future teammates of Skyler have in common? They each have
three High School state championships and one NATIONAL championship. All
committed early (which explains why the highly rated recruits don't have
more scholarship offers). All were recruits that the University of Utah wanted.
By the way, even without these three recruits BYU's recruiting
class for 2013 is better than the Utes. So yes, Skyler will be a great fit in
Provo. Go Cougs!
Chris, seriously, have you checked the the standings for the PAC12 in
basketball? What do catfish and U of U basketball have in common? Both are
Second comment about big men this time. BYU has already picked up a couple of
highly rated high school big men in Mitka and Worthington. I watched Mitka in
the Utah HS tourney. He was a man among boys. I think he would have helped
playing next to Davies this year.BYU still have one more schlorship
available. I don't have any doubt they are out looking for a big man. So
are other schools. I know Utah, Utah State and many others,really want one more
big guy. Coaches K and M would have been overjoyed if they could have got a
Mitka or Worthington type player.
As expected we got the usual negative comment from Chris B. He snipped about
the "weak teams" making offers, but failed to mention that UNLV, Seton
Hall, and Utah State had made contact and were in the mix before Skyler shut
down recruiting and choose BYU. I wonder if he knows that many "weak teams
also made offers to Loveridge, Mitka, Emery, etc., during their recruiting
process. Good lawyer strategy! Only talk about the part that helps your case.
Ignore anything else."Sounds right" made comments about
Skyler's shooting and defense. I wonder if he had a vote when the SWest
conference voted Skyler MVP for the year. I suspect that when a Conference
Champ and a nationally ranked JC team likes his play he must have talent. He
seems to be able drive to the hoop or shoot the three. The article said he has
also spent a lot of time a the two positon. Most likely he could have helped
BYU this year. I am sure all the local schools would like him.
Gotta love the Ute fan dissing on Cougar basketball. Thats funny.
Seriously, the little train wreck on the hill dares to compare basketball
recruits?Here's a clue: BYU's JV team just won the high
school National Championship!Skyler will be a great addition to Dave
Rose's team adding needed ball-handling depth and outside shooting.
Re Flatlander: Get a clue please, Skyler left USU on his own accord, They had
tremendous guards at USU and he wanted to play now. SLCC was a viable option
rather than sit the bench. Skyler can get up and down the way Rose wants to
play. He will be a pleasant surprise. My guess is 7 straight 20 win seasons
with Utah recruits is not bad... BYU can compete at the D1 level. Major injuries
this year has hurt them more than you know. Utah should be so lucky to get some
Utah players.Chris B, you continue to spout off , while your UTES
flounder in all sports. Misery loves company. Utah is so bad that you deem it
necessary to try to takes shots at other institutions. Your comments are now
laughable because you absolutely have zero credibility.
@ Aunt BeaYes he will be a great fit in Provo, because he knows what
it feels like to actually win a basketball game. I love your BCS membership -
doinating the Southern division for two years running. Next up ... the Rose
Bowl. There's no stopping U now. Go Runnin' Utes (or should I say
Runnin'-out-of-excuses Utes).When the invitations come out,
please share with us which post-season basketball tournament the Utes are
playing in. I would love to watch.
@ FlatlanderI don't know. I just watched a team with 100% of
the team from a town in Utah end up the #1 team in the country. I think they
competed pretty well for being from Utah. I have a sneaking suspicion that Coach
Rose knows what he is doing, and what he is getting. Don't drink the
"Sunday school boy" koolaid. There are some exceptional players in the
state that can compete with anyone in the country. Lone Peak high has proved
So he is competing with Carlino for the same spot. Carlino is a transfer from a
school that wouldn't give him minutes and this guard was cut by Utah State.
Question is can any team with 85% of the team from Utah high schools compete at
the top D-1 level. I don't think so.
Using this last available scholorship for a guard makes sense. With only
Carlino, Delgado and Winder returning at the 1 and 2 next year; adding a guard
is the smart thing to do. It will be interesting to see where Rose
will use K. Collinsworth. Kyle can play the 1, 2 or 3 spot and even fill in at
the 4 if needed. Kyle really wants to be the PG, and with the way Carlino is
playing, that could happen.Personally, I'd start Carlino at the
1, Haws at the 2 and Collinsworth at the 3. If Carlino could consistently play
like he did the first six games of WCC play; this trio could be an awesome back
court for the next two years.We really have enough big men for next
year with Austin, Sharp, Harward, Mika, Ambrosino, Worthington, and maybe
Kaufusi. We just need two of them to be very productive. I believe Hartsock
and Shaw are going directly on missions. And Nielsen is another big that is
currently on a mission.
Too small. Sounds like another Cusick.
Cinci man: we got 2 bigs, one from Lone Peak and one from Wisconsin. I'm
sure Coach Rose is working on the 2-3 in next year's high school class that
are LDS and reported to be pretty good. This scholarship is Nick Emery's;
the JC kid will use it while Emery is on his mission and then be avail when he
gets home. Rose has to manage these well.
Welcome aboard Skyler; it's great to have you joining Cougar Nation!
Skyler will work his tail off and will surprise a lot of people coming into next
season. I have seen Skyler play at every level, and he will be able to create
his own shot is an above average passer and can score. I think this is a great
get for BYU.
"offers from Hawaii, Idaho, Idaho State, San Diego and Portland"He'll be a great fit in Provo.
Sounds pretty good.
Great just what BYU needs is another non athletic guard who can't create
his own shot or play defense at the div 1 level. Another Cusick or zylstra. I
love BYU but these last few yeas have been brutal to watch. Get some
athleticism on your team!!!!!!!!!!!!
This sounds like a great prospect to me. We need a guard who can drive and
dish, shoot, and avoid turnovers. BYU basketball could get exciting again. We
need to do something to compete in the WCC. I agree that a big man is a must.
So we got him, but what about some JC Forwards or Centers? And I'm
interested to see what Ty Corbin does? Maybe end up at the U next year?