BYU basketball: Craig Cusick, Anson Winder step into PG role

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  • IDC Boise, ID
    Nov. 22, 2011 1:24 p.m.

    I too was impressed by Winder. Time will tell who is the best point. Harrison's inexperience shows but so does his athletic ability. He is already defending well and can get to the hoop. He also seems to shoot well. If Carlino really is a good point guard, this will be a very good team.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Nov. 22, 2011 10:36 a.m.

    I watched the game last Friday, and Winder was impressive. His performance matched his stat line. I'd like to see Cusick and Winder get equal time during the next few games to see who emerges as the better PG. Cusick seems to have a better shot, but Winder pushes the ball and creates offense.

    I'm very hopeful that Colinsworth will get back to 100% soon. We're going to need him against teams with a solid big man like Wisconsin and the Zags.

    Go Cougs!

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    Nov. 22, 2011 10:23 a.m.

    From what I've seen so far, Cusick is a serviceable backup (won't let the team go backwards when the starter is off the floor), but Winder looks to have great potential as a PG. Winder could even work into the backup for Carlino. Once Carlino comes eligible, and gets his feet wet, BYU should be tough to beat.

    BYU will have a well-balanced team. Great bigs, great wings, and great guards. Well, great enough team-wise. I don't see any real stand-outs, nationally speaking (maybe Jimmer's spoiled me?). But any one of 5 or 6 guys could score 20 in a game. And, there's enough talent for 3-4 guys in double figures each game.

    Looking forward to this week's games. Some tough ones in Chicago will tell us a lot.

    Nov. 22, 2011 10:02 a.m.

    I confess up fron that I didn't watch the game last Friday, but when I look at the stat line and see that Winder scored 8, dealt 5 assists, and had 0 turnovers it seams obvious that he played better than Cusick and really should be starting until Carlino is available. The five free throws tells me that he was more aggressive than Cusick, though it also highlighted a potential weakness in his game as he only made 2.

    As for Zylstra, I see him as the second coming of Mike Rose. A great shooter, but not a guy who you want to see dribbling much and who doesn't create for himself or others when playing against a quality defender. Harrison, on the other hand, is a guy who can create for himself and is obviously a decent shooter. How much longer until he cracks the starting lineup, or at least gets more than 13 minutes?