BYU basketball: Point guard will make his debut against unbeaten Baylor

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  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Dec. 17, 2011 2:02 p.m.

    No hype here, this kid is the real deal! Not too shabby for a D1 debut!

  • Sloppyj30 Saint Louis, MO
    Dec. 17, 2011 9:49 a.m.

    Carlino does show some promise, but I'm always suspicious of guys that have a history of transfers. Sounds like he transferred in the middle of HS (possibly not his choice; I have no idea about the circumstances) and now has committed to three college programs (Indiana, UCLA and BYU) before even playing a game.

    All of which may end up meaning nothing, but it does raise a red flag. I hope the guy is happy at the Y and becomes a star, but if things don't go smoothly for him this year or next, will he be looking around for another program?

  • shaybo Richfield, UT
    Dec. 17, 2011 8:47 a.m.

    Carlino has all the tools to be great, just needs game experience, remember this kid was offered a scholarship by Indiana after his freshman HS year. After the way Winder has played I figured it would be hard to move him out as a starter, but after the Utah game, watching him being exploited because he couldn't hit 3's I think it's Carlino's to take.

  • PerfectCougar Payson, UTAH
    Dec. 17, 2011 2:40 a.m.

    I want to wish Rodgers all the best in recovering from his injury. He is a great player and made BYU a potential title winner the first year in the WCC. Mr Rodgers is instant offense and a work of art in motion. He will be missed.

  • brcougar Woods Cross, UT
    Dec. 16, 2011 6:37 p.m.

    Why didn't Carlino consider playing for the utes? He must not know they're in the pac12. Ha. What a mistake Carlino. You could've come in last place annually. Your loss.

    Dec. 16, 2011 5:35 p.m.

    Best wishes for Matt. Why did a young man with his ability pay his own way last year instead of getting a scholarship?

    Let's hope he is the next Jimmer (except when and if BYU plays Utah State).

  • Archer Salt Lake City, Utah
    Dec. 16, 2011 5:05 p.m.

    I've an inkling that this guy will be better than Jim was. Go Cougzz!

  • Carnak Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 16, 2011 4:58 p.m.

    @ Jenny83 | 4:21 p.m. Dec. 16, 2011

    This isn't the Ute's Hedgehog rather it is the Cougar's Hegdehog. He/she does this to create confusion.

  • Jenny83 OGDEN, UT
    Dec. 16, 2011 4:21 p.m.

    Mad cow Hedge?

  • Jenny83 OGDEN, UT
    Dec. 16, 2011 4:19 p.m.

    Hedge is on more Ute articles than BYU ones.

  • Hegdehog Bountiful, UT
    Dec. 16, 2011 1:51 p.m.

    Carlino looked really aggressive in the Blue/White game. He didn't look to shoot a lot but finished with 6 pts 9 rebs and 5 assts with only 1 turnover. He was always pushing the ball and played at a very high tempo. I think he's going to be a great fit at PG.

    Dec. 16, 2011 1:18 p.m.

    We need the negative take on the news - Where are mgr, Navel, and Pac Proud?

  • IJ Hyrum, Ut
    Dec. 16, 2011 12:48 p.m.

    I missed it - what happened with Rogers?

  • Penguin Inc. Salt Lake City, Utah
    Dec. 16, 2011 10:26 a.m.

    We're thrilled about this young fellow. He will do a terrific job!

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    Dec. 16, 2011 9:48 a.m.

    Terrible news about Rogers, hope it's not as serious as suspected, Rogers was a big part of this team and will be sorely missed.
    Harrison should get more minutes because of Rogers misfortune, let's hope he can shoot with alittle more consistency.
    Davies needs to take the ball to the rim, he is struggling with anything outside 5 ft from the hole.
    Hopefully Carlino shows he can knock down the 3, our point guards need to keep teams honest by hitting their outside shots.
    Without Rogers BYU will have a hard time beating Baylor but they can still do it, Abuo needs to have a big game.

  • AZRods Maricopa, AZ
    Dec. 16, 2011 9:47 a.m.

    I like seeing BYU's depth overall.
    It's also good to not see any superstars on the team this year.
    Often that translates into better and more consistent team play, even
    if someone is having an off night.
    Not saying I won't miss Jimmer lighting up the scoreboard though.

  • Outsideview Federal Way, WA
    Dec. 16, 2011 9:44 a.m.

    Well, given that this is BYU people should discount the "hype". It is always overblown.

    Lets just see if Carlino will prove it on the floor.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    Dec. 16, 2011 8:37 a.m.

    I am looking forward to seeing him play. If he is close to being as good as advertised, he should improve the team. Winder and Cusick have been playing well the last few games but BYU needs a little more consistency from the point position. I am excited about BYU basketball again this year. Next year could be even better.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Dec. 15, 2011 9:43 p.m.

    If the blue / white game was any indication, Carlino will be our starting PG for 3+ years. It may take him a few games to transition into the role, but I expect him to be the starter by mid January or maybe even the beginning of conference play.

    He's still not Jimmer, so temper your expectations. But he looks like he has all the qualities of a great PG.

    Both Cusick and Winder are playing well at PG though. I'd like to see Cusick push the ball a little more and pick up the tempo when he's in. I'd like to see Winder hit a few more outside shots (easier said than done). Winder pushes the ball well, drives to the basket and plays great defense, but opposing defenses are really able to sag off him and put more pressure on Noah and Brandon in the paint since Winder's not much of an outside threat.

    Without Rogers; Abouo, Zylstra and Harrison need to pick it up on the offensive side. We need an extra 10 points from them to make up for Rogers absense.

    Davies needs to stop shooting the 15+ footers and make his presence known in the paint.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Dec. 15, 2011 9:20 p.m.

    I can't wait to see him play. Hopefully he'll be as good as advertised. But like always we'll just have to see.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, Utah
    Dec. 15, 2011 8:52 p.m.

    Wow. I didn't know much about him before today, but reading about him made me gain a ton of respect for the guy. It looks like he'll be an awesome addition to the team. I look forward to seeing him play in a Cougar jersey!