Bartley and Winder came in and helped reverse the flow in the St Mary's
game. We were down 14 and they were part of the comeback. I thought they played
well last night against a vastly overwhelmed team.I agree with the
other posters, but I think the way to the floor for Bartley is defense, as
we're beginning to see with Sharp and Worthington.
@Nevada Coug"Majerus would do the same thing when he was Utah's
coach. Difference is, he would usually have a bit deeper bench than what BYU has
right now. I think Rose panicked a bit after those first two conference losses
and cut it too shallow.I think Rose needs to trust guys like Bartley
and Winder a little more. If he doesn't use his bench a little more, Haws
and company are going to be exhausted by the time the end of the season rolls
around"Bingo! We have a winnah! Give that man a kewpie doll! Anyone wonder why BYU has a history under Rose of winning regularly in
conference play and then choking in the conference tourney?
@B manFG% improves with confidence, confidence comes with playing
time. It's hard for anyone to have confidence in their game, in thier shot
or anything when their playing time is inconsistent and their role unsure.Frank has value he can bring to the team, even if it's coming in
for just a few minutes at a time to be a disrupter on defense and a change of
pace guy to spark the team. He wouldn't be in long enough to do any damage,
would have a sense of his role on the team and feel like he belongs and build
confidence in his game. There may come a time down the road (like in the WCC
tourney) where the team will be dragging and need a spark. Forgetting Frank on
the end of the bench doesn't do him or the team or Frank any good.If BYU is to win the WCC tourney and get into the NCAA this year, they need 10
guys who can come in and contribute. Rose needs to develop that, not shut it
down to just a couple guys off the bench. He and the team will benefit if he
Above comments right on about Franks need to play under control, hit his shots
and free throws. Coaches should be explaining these things, not just sitting
player and ignoring him. Perhaps they have explained and Frank is working on
those things. He often got fouls for just trying to rebound and it appeared he
undercut taller players. If he shows up as top 5 in practice, he will get
He played better when he was getting more predictable minutes.It's the classic problem when your minutes are cut...you're trying
to do something spectacular to stay in the game so you don't play within
yourself, take bad shots and take too many chances on defense.Some
coaches address this by having a fairly regimented substitution pattern so a
player knows how much and when they'll play. Rose tends to be more
instinctive in his substitution patterns and will keep player in the game if
they're productive. Never a bad idea to keep a hot player in the game, but
it can create situations where players try to do too much.
"I have noticed in years past that the coaching staff uses the preseason to
get a good look at all the players and give the younger players experience. Once
they enter conference play a championship is on the line and they settle on
their starting five."Majerus would do the same thing when he was
Utah's coach. Difference is, he would usually have a bit deeper bench than
what BYU has right now. I think Rose panicked a bit after those first two
conference losses and cut it too shallow.I think Rose needs to trust
guys like Bartley and Winder a little more. If he doesn't use his bench a
little more, Haws and company are going to be exhausted by the time the end of
the season rolls around.Having said that, I do agree with the
comments that Bartley hasn't been real great with the opportunities he has
had. But, he is a Freshman, after all.
I have noticed in years past that the coaching staff uses the preseason to get a
good look at all the players and give the younger players experience. Once they
enter conference play a championship is on the line and they settle on their
starting five.It is nothing more than that. Frank shows great
potential. His time will come.
If Frank wants to know why he's not getting minutes, he should just look at
his offensive efficiency (or lack thereof). His 37% FG percentage is among the
worst on the team, trailed only by Luke W and Andrew J. His 52% FT percentage is
abysmal. And it's not being made up for by great defense, rebounds, or
anything else.I agree with deseret pete that the first step is to
play under control. The second step is to not take dumb shots or rushed shots.
Let it flow.
My suggestion would be to work hard on learning to hit free throws. As it
stands now, this is a serious liability to his game.
Frank has great potential, but as of late does not play under control. He needs
more court awareness and team play.
Frank, your time will come. The future is bright. It will be worth it.