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Published: Friday, May 16 2014 2:40 p.m. MDT

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oddman
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What is his size? What is the reaction of Coach Rose? Obviously he is welcomed but I'm curious how he will enhance the star studded group that will be collected for 2015-1016. What is his reason for transferring?

whqt

Mark321
Las Vegas, NV

This is a good pickup for BYU. Kyle Davis was a pretty good player for the Aggies last year and was an absolute work horse. My only concern is injuries that he incurred last season but with a full year recuperating for the following season, he should be good to go. In addition, the 4 position has been the weakest position for BYU to fill lately ever since Hartsock left. Averaging 9.1 points and 7.6 rebounds in 25 minutes of play is a pretty good average. I hope he likes up-tempo because it's the complete opposite philosophy from Coach Morrill's slow pace half-court set.

md
Cache, UT

Going from a starting position at Utah State to sitting out for a year at BYU with no idea if he will start for the Cougars. I get it. BYU is a better school. However, something is sketchy at Utah State lately.

buryme
Mesa, AZ

What's going on up at Utah State with the basketball team? There have been numerous players transferring. It can't just be about playing time because some of the kids leaving were getting lots of playing time.

plyxply
SLC, UT

hopefully he'll have the same type of impact that Riley Nelson had

SSmith
Salt Lake City, UT

He's listed at 6-foot-7-inch, 225-pounds.

Sports Nutz
Smithfield, UT

Maybe the 3rd time is the charm for Kyle?

Max-was-right
springville, UT

Wait doesn't he know Utah is in the prestigious pac ten?

SUNNY ALL DAY
Saint George, UT

Players are ridiculed when they transfer from BYU (Carlino).
Players are applauded when they transfer to BYU (Davis).

Boo Ya!!!
Richfield, UT

Huge USU fan. You never want a player that doesn't want to be there so good luck to the kid.

What's up? Any insights? We've had a good run there for some time, but the wheels appear to be having some serious issues.

Welcome any comments.

flatlander
Omaha, NE

USU would nt release him to an instate school so he can't practice or have any contact or aid from coaches for a year.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

UCSB and Hawaii wanted him along with byu? Good get for byu.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Max was right -

You assume because byU wanted him that Utah wanted him?

LOL!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

flatlander,

If you read the article you would know what you just said is not correct. Did you not read the article? He's already had contact with Dave Rose. Are you suggesting a big rules violation has occurred then?

Old But Not Stupid
Moorpark, CA

Chris-

You assume he wanted to be a Ute? Don't think so.

What in Tucket?
Provo, UT

I don't agree with Sunny. I certainly wish Carlino great success and I think most people also do. I think Mr. Davis will help BYU. I am sorry if USU is sad at his departure, but no one should want to keep a player who wants to go on.

Concinnity
Richfield, UT

BYU plays more nationally ranked teams than anyone else in the state. They play in more post-season tournaments than anyone else in the state, plus they are more accessible on TV than any other college basketball team in the state. So it would naturally be the first choice of most quality players who can abide by it's required standards.

@ Chris B:

When comparing the 2 programs over the past decade, you've got to still have those funny glasses on if you honestly believe Utah wouldn't be very happy to have almost any player good enough for BYU to take. One solitary victory in SLC last season doesn't suddenly change all of that.

@ plyxply:

Riley Nelson was a record-setting Parade All-American who could've played anywhere in the Inter-mountain area and beyond.
BYU was fortunate to get him. He had more guts and determination than most players ever dream of having. I don't know of any other player who willingly played with broken back vertebrae and broken ribs. A true competitor and team leader. BYU will be happy if Davis is able to contribute even half as much as all that.

rlsintx
Plano, TX

Sad to see USU in the state they appear to be with guys leaving.
Maybe it's time for a coaching change after all these years just to shake things up.

Picardy
Provo, UT

Welcome Kyle! You will thrive under Coach Rose and his great staff. You had great training at USU. These decisions are typically personal and trying to pan one program over another is the occupation of those without anything important to add to any conversation. Let the monotonous droning of the ill-informed resonate in their own ears.

rlsintx
Plano, TX

I still maintain that if regular scholarship students can transfer to a different college without any involvement restrictions, then scholarship athletes should be able to as well. This not releasing someone to an in-state school stuff is garbage and clearly not done with the student in mind, and the university experience is for the student. If coaches can leave and coach the next year somewhere else, athletes should be free to do so as well and at-will for the start of the next season. It's plenty of time to find replacement players etc. and would put some checks on the schools to manage the humanity of their staff toward student athletes.

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