Welcome back Big RussiaIt's nice to have you back...now get ready.
Big things are expected from you. Tyler Haws is a great roll model. Goo hunting.
Welcome home. Russia must have been quite a change from the pre-mission
life.Hard to imagine not playing basketball for two years, but from
what I can remember from my mission the way "Mission Ball" is played it
is probably a good thing you didn't play.Adding Kyle to the
team will bring great balance at the 1-2-3 positions. Expectations are that the
4 and 5 spots will be young but strong.Seems strange talking about
basketball now but it seems all the sports are year around now and not just
three months each.
I hope this shooting coach can get some arch into Kyle's shot, other than
his shot being way to flat and inconsistent Kyle was a pretty complete player
and should have a good season. He's a smart player and has good handles for
his size, He's the kind of player you like to play with because he plays
smart and passes well and helps make his teammates better. Shooting is/was his
biggest shortcoming and if he fixes that , he could really be good. I sure hope
he can stay healthy and have a good season.
Kyle will have ample time to get his legs and lungs back in optimal shape for
the 2013/2014 campaign on the hardwood. Go Cougars!! (and work on his shot as
Future NBA first round pick.
Welcome home Kyle.It'll be interesting to see where he gets the
most time. Personally, I'd start Kyle at the 1, Matt at the 2 and Tyler at
the 3. It would be a matchup nightmare for the D. But I don't think Kyle
can push the ball as fast as Matt. But I'm guessing, Rose will start Matt
at the 1, Tyler at the 2 and Kyle at the 3. This could be one of the best guard
line-ups in the West, and we get to watch it for two years. I hope
Anson will find his groove. He was solid as a RS Freshman, but was missing most
of last year. I don't know much about incoming Bartley or Halford, except
with I read. Hopefully, one or two of them will add the some depth.
Here's some facts to consider:BYU Basketball has lost Brandon
Davies. This guy spent two years without playing ANY basketball,
strength training, conditioning, and the like. His brother's
career ended early. Again, these things are not speculation. Not
wishes. Not statistics. FACTS. I think Small Russia would be a
more apt nickname for such a nice-sounding guy, yet completely unprepared
athlete that will have nothing going for him.
@Brother Benjamin FranklinBYU may have lost Brandon Davies but will
have a future all-American replacement in Eric Mika. While Kyle may not have
played any basketball in two years, we'll hear all about how missionary
service gives BYU players a big edge when he plays well. Not sure what his
brother's injury has to do with Kyle's success, but I guess when you
want BYU's failure, you have to grasp at any straw you can. Kyle
Collinsworth has more than enough "going for him" to be very successful
as a D1 basketball player. By the way, how "unprepared" was Tyler Haws
when he came back from a two year mission?
Looking forward to BYU basketball this year! Can't wait till it starts!
Just waiting for BYU's non-conference schedule to come out, it should be
anyday. Mostly everyone else's has come out. Looking forward to Kyle's
contribution to the team.
Really enjoyed watching Kyle play as a freshman. He'll be a big addition to
the Cougs this year. Best of luck to Kyle and all the Cougs on a great season.
K. Collinsworth was an awesome glue guy as a freshman. But if BYU is going to
be a team contending for a sweet 16-berth K. Collinsworth needs to become a
scoring threat and needs to become a much better scorer.
for the latter I meant needs to become a much better *shooter.
So glad they included that he won 4 straight times playing in PICKUP GAMES! That
means a lot in the general scheme of things doesn't it?
It will be great to have him back. Kyle is such a versatile player. His
strengths are his hustle, rebounding, ball handling and understanding of the
game. Those shouldn't be too difficult to "get back" post mission.
I'm intrigued by this coming season. It could be quite entertaining.
With the addition of Collingsworth and Mika, I believe that the Cougars will
have a better season than last year. Collingsworth is the real deal. Similar
to Haws as he is a complete player, has a great understanding of the game and a
real team player. Mika will be a very strong presence in the middle and will
not be pushed around. Go Cougs