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Published: Thursday, May 23 2013 9:30 a.m. MDT

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Hyrum, UT

To J-TX:

Seriously dude, is the best comment contribution you can make to this sports article just an austere orthography lesson and nothing else? But if you somehow feel it was a genuine addition, then thank you.

Frisco, TX

@trentster - "The program is in trouble."


Here's who is in the pipeline: Mika, Worthington, Shaw, Neilsen, Chatman, Emery, Haws, Collinsworth, Calvert, Hartsock, Toolsen and Nixon. And still in the hunt for Chapman and Dastrup. Dastrup would complete a Superstar lineup. The program has never been in better shape.

As for 2013/2014, I expect a similar result to last year. We will be a borderline NCAA team, with 23 to 26 wins. 2014/15 should be a lock for NCAA. 2016 - 2018 should be a Sweet Sixteen or better.

Salt Lake City, UT

Oy. Some of the comments here could tone down the drama quite a bit. I'm glad Rose will let people go if they don't contribute like he hoped. It's better for both parties to go their way if the player isn't going to play as much as either had hoped.

Tooele, UT

What ever happened to Isaac Neilson? Is he off his mission yet? Is he coming back? He is 6'10" and was a stud coming out of high school.

West Jordan, UT

@ Go Utes!

Sure as the sun rises in the east, I knew a comment would come comparing Ambrosino's departure to what has happened with the Utes.

Prior to last year, most of the Ute defections were good players abandoning what was obviously a sinking ship. Many left because the coach/staff who recruited them also left. That's ok. A couple may have been injuries.

It seems to me that other than injury, BYU defections were players who left because they would not get the playing time they thought they deserved. The writing was likely on the wall.

If Delgado and Ambrosino end up doing as well as Marshall Henderson, Carlon Brown, and Will Clyburn then I suppose it is an apples to apples comparison. But, don't hold your breath.

I too would like to see a good big or two fill out the roster.

Go Cougars!


I knew Auggie a little when he was at SLCC. Good kid, and I would've liked to have seen him go somewhere where he could contribute more, so it's too bad it didn't happen at BYU. He's a very versatile player, and hopefully can go somewhere and be a contributor.

Roberts, ID

My hopes have come to fruition. Since early February I have noted more than once, that the three Amigos had to find a new home. Their talent level did not warrant a scholarship nor did they contribute to the on court success of the team. People wonder what their infractions were. Their only infraction were lack of talent. Coach Rose could have found better players on intramural teams.

Cedar Hills, UT

Too funny that all the byU "fans" are now saying that these players "did not warrant a scholarship" and "they lacked talent". I think a Dave Rose led byU program is really going to struggle next year.

What comes around, goes around I guess.

Springville, UT

"What comes around, goes around I guess."

Wishful thinking by a Ute after coming full circle with his own two lost basketball seasons.

It's not hard to read and understand historical fact. These guys are moving on for obvious reasons or they would be staying if they merited the opportunity.

These sad Ute fans would like to have some company in their basketball misery.

Ain't happening.

Omaha, NE

"The program is in trouble."

Because two not so great players left? You have no clue who is even coming in. BYU is getting stacked. Follow the program before you make such ridiculous remarks. BYU is not utah...not even close. Two programs headed in opposite directions.

Lightening Lad
Austin , TX

In a short period the two JC's (Delgado, Ambrosino) were signed, along with Harward and Austin returning from missions. They were all clearly recruits with little athletism and weak scoring abilities. Why Rose and staff felt the need to bring in the four was a huge head scrather. What has happened since season's end was totally predicatble. To sign a JC kid with dubious talent when you had so much potential only needing decent players who could add to the inside scoring and hopefully help out the poor 3 pt game, just makes no sense. For the kids they had just two years left and now one is done completely wasted. Too bad the two juniors couldn't have gone onto smaller schools where they could have contributed. I wish I were a fly on the wall and had some idea what was going through the staff's collective mindet. When you add in the existing dead wood Zyistra, Sharp, Cusick, you had 7 players who totaled 14 points and 14 rebounds per game. Haws and Davies should have sued the athletic department for lack of support.

Lightening Lad
Austin , TX

Possibilities ---

Jamal Aytes Scout 3 Stars
Ht: 6-6 Wt: 225 
High School:Junipero Serra Catholic HS
(San Juan Capistrano, CA)
Schools of Interest:
SchoolInterest LevelOffer
ButlerMed Interest No, BYU Med Interest No,  Miami (Fl)Med InterestNo,  Utah Med InterestNo,  Virginia Commonwealth Med Interest No 

Trey Mason Scout 2 Stars
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 190 
Year:Class of 2013
High School:Loyola HS
(Los Angeles, CA)
Schools of Interest:
SchoolInterest LevelOffer?
BrownMed InterestNoNone 
BYUMed InterestNoNone 
ColoradoMed InterestNoNone 
ColumbiaMed InterestNoNone 
CornellMed InterestNoNone 
PortlandMed InterestNoNone 
Utah ValleyMed InterestNoNone 

Trey Dickerson Scout 2 Stars
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 175 
Year:Class of 2013
High School:God’s Academy
(Dallas, TX)
Schools of Interest:
SchoolInterest LevelOffer?
BYU Med Interest No, Duquesne Med Interest Yes,  Georgia Tech Med No, MarylandMed Interest No, Mississippi Med Interest No,  Montana StMed Interest No,  Seattle Med Interest Yes, Siena Med Interest No,  St. Peter'sMed Interest No,  Washington State Med Interest No 

Lightening Lad
Austin , TX

These kids left because they could not contribute on the court as far as academics we'll never know. The grants are free to use next year or to pick up any of the three kids still being recruited. BYU has had a 100% grad rate for the last several years and the kids coming in have to have very good grades to begin with. The 68th best school in the country (Best Schools 2013) has a pretty tough competitive enviorment meaning they have to pass on many kids. In looking at football recruiting the staff is concentrating on Catholic schools to supplement the LDS kids and that seems to be paying off very well, Getting the staff out of Utah County is a major accomplishment it may be a long time before they leave the country to find kids. If I had any imput, Australia, Canada, are certainly worthy of investing a few weeks every few years. "Red Flags" not with a top 10 class in 13 and a very decent one for 14

Real Bass
Idaho Falls, ID

Sorry that these guys didn't pan out. Better to cut your losses than carry dead wood. BYU will be just fine. Now eutah, that's another story.

Mesa, AZ

"Sorry that these guys didn't pan out. Better to cut your losses than carry dead wood. BYU will be just fine."

It's truly amazing how poorly byu fans speak of those who've played for byu.

Baltimore, MD


It's truly amazing how frantic and emotional you're getting trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill.

A couple of players leaving the BYU after one year because they weren't getting much playing time, weren't contributing much, and/or weren't cutting it academically isn't even a blip on the radar. There are literally dozens of players who leave highly successful programs every year for similar reasons, most of them much better players than these two.

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