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Published: Tuesday, April 1 2014 11:55 p.m. MDT

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Kamas/United States, UT

I wish Carlino the best. He was a great PG and he will be hard to replace. Hopefully he will find a team who will use him well.

Salt Lake City, UT

Carlino certainly could light up the nets at times. Other times he struggled to really produce. BYU luckily has Chase Fischer and many other guards for next season.
Onward and upward.


April Fools???

Greeley, CO

It's too bad it didn't work out in Provo. He showed flashes of brilliance. Good luck wherever you are headed Matt.

Tooele, UT

This is April 1st right? His Sr. Season? With who? Why? If this is true, this is another facet to an April fool.

Springville, UT

Uh, that was a surprise but then again I suppose Matt's frustration of being yanked as a starter just might have had something to do with his decision.

I sometimes wonder about these kids that don't stick it out to the end. Whether it be pride or just a lack of maturity there is something to say about the character building experience of humility and just sticking it out. Just thinking out loud, his reasons might very well be something else.

This is sad that he is leaving but I wish Matt all the luck in the world as he chooses to part ways. He was great when he was great and we all know about when a player has an off night. I enjoyed his play for the most part but join others in wondering what went on in his mind when he had some awful nights.

I just cannot figure he will have a better deal elsewhere for one year.

Kind of reminds me of when that kid decided to go play football at Kansas. What a bust of a decision that was.

Thanks Matt and good luck to you.

Gone fishin
PAC Country, CA

BYU should be just fine without Carlino. They are very deep in the gusrd spot. He was a great player at times and a terrible player at times.

Mcallen, TX

With Fisher, and Chatman coming in,--this was a very good decision.

Proud Ute

I agree with Mikhail.
Let's wait till tomorrow.
Could be a great prank DN!


I was hoping he'd work on his shot and come back and rock 40% plus from 3. I felt comfortable with the ball in his hands, I just wish he hit a few more shots.

But, my guess is that this is a very good sign for the Cougs. Matty must be nervous about playing time next year. There have been some guys on the practice squad this year that Matt must certainly know will eat into his minutes next year......

Now let's hope these new big men can defend the rim....
And let's hope Matty finds a great place to play his last year - thanks for your hard work and some really exciting ball.....

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Sorry to lose one of the few players who could hit a foul shot! Best of luck! Enjoyed watching him play.

Gone fishin
PAC Country, CA

The fact that he is leaving tells us that the players coming in are better than him and are going to get more playing time than him which bodes very well for BYU the next few years.

Northern, UT

C'mon Matt....let's hear the "April Fools" Ha, ha. Say it ain't so.
You will be missed. BYU was a better team with you on the floor running the team.

If this is true, I hope this coaching staff has a solution for the future...otherwise they'll have to answer for this one.

Good luck to you Matt. BYU fans are grateful to you.

Bountiful, UT

If this is true, it is too bad that he wont finish at BYU.

If this is an April Fools Joke, I will express my disappointment in how a number of reputable news outlets are reporting things that aren't true simply as an April Fool Joke. I think that it yanks too many chains and degrades the news organization. At least end with the saying "April Fools" so that readers aren't confused.


Couldn't be more pleased. He cost of far more games then he actually helped us win.

Olympia, WA

My concern is that Kyle Collinsworth may not be ready to go by then, and Fischer is a mid season transfer. Could be thin at the position until after finals. They had 1 too many players for the scholarship allotment. Someone was always likely to go. Wish Matt absolutely the best in life and hope he has a great senior season.

River Falls, WI

This is not an April fools joke, it is also being reported on the byu website. I know it was mentioned that Rose would be doing player/coach interviews this week before addressing the shortage of scholarships (13 schollys for 14 players). This solves that problem and I have to believe that both sides (Carlino and Rose) were agreeable to it.

Best of luck to Matt--he's definitely a baller and can be a real asset to whichever team lands him.

dallas, TX

I don't think this is a joke. Let's face it, we all thought Matt would make a huge jump from a great freshman season, but we just haven't seen that. It's like he is the same player as a junior as he was as a freshman. Having said that, he sure could light it up for short intense bursts. I wish him luck.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Good luck Matt Carlino - was there a couple years ago when you lit up (at) USF for 30 and the Cougars got the "W". It was an awesome night. Good luck wherever you are going.

Orem, UT

I'll miss Matty. He was a streaky shooter and sometimes played out of control, but he always gave 100% effort, even when he was coming off the bench.

Good luck wherever you go Matty!

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