BYU basketball: Tyler Haws stands out in return to Y.

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  • BigCougar Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 26, 2012 4:45 p.m.


    My big concern at guard is Brick Zylchstra. He played 40 minutes in the scrimmage (the only player to do so) and I don't understand why Rose gives him so many minutes. He did it last year also and it wasn't until late in the conference season that he started to realize Zylchstra was hurting the team on defense and doing Zylch for them on offense as well so he started reducing his minutes and giving them to Winder, Harrison, etc.

    You go back to last year and you can almost guarantee that the bigger the game the more he disappeared. He'd play 30+ minutes and as the shooting guard take 4-5 shots and miss most of them. It would be okay if he was a defensive whiz but he was like a Totem Pole on the perimeter.

    My fear is that the mancrush Rose seems to have with Zylchstra is like the mancrush Bronco has with Riley Nelson and valuable minutes will go to waste on an unproductive player who disappears in big games. in the scrimmage he shot 2-7 from 3 and 4-14 overall. Oh well, at least he was aggressive.

  • BigCougar Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 26, 2012 4:37 p.m.

    I enjoyed watching the Cougar Tip-off and was very impressed at how smooth, consistent and confident Haws looked on the floor. That was the one key missing ingredient from the guard line last season and really accentuated the problem our guards had last season.

    Delgado seemed to get stronger and more comfortable in his role as the game progressed. He's also physically very strong and would help in guarding a player like Matthew Dellavedova who ate up our guards last year.

    Carlino showed some growth and improvement from last season but as the game progressed he seemed to get worse and could often be found driving into a triple team and coughing up the ball or forcing a bad pass/shot. If he could learn to pull up at 6-7 ft and hit a floater in the lane instead of driving smack straight into a big man sandwich he would be dangerous.

    I liked what I saw with Calvert but he just needs to learn to let the game come to him.

    As for the rest of the guards, Cusick is Cusick, blue collar and dependable and Ainge and Rose are young and will learn.


  • JoeCoug OREM, UT
    Oct. 26, 2012 5:32 a.m.

    I am STOKED about the upcoming season. I think Haws' impact will be large, and look forward to watching. I've purchased tickets for the NCAA Regional at ESA and would LOVE to see the Cougars make the tournament and draw SLC...gonna be a fun year!

  • U 90 Corona, CA
    Oct. 25, 2012 3:54 p.m.


    When was the last time 3 players from byu averaged 60 ppg. In fact when was the last time that ever happens at the d-1 level

  • Serenity Now Highland, UT
    Oct. 25, 2012 12:09 p.m.

    Didn't see any mention of Nate Austin or Brock Zylstra in the article, but saw a couple of photos of them...I assume neither was outstanding.

    This year's team should be good if Davies, Haws and Carlino carry the scoring load. Both Davies and Haws shoot a high percentage almost every night, which should help carry the team through Carlino's streaky shooting. I'd love to see Carlino drive to the hoop more and spend more time at the line. Augustino and Delgado should also be fun to watch...Not sure this team as a whole is enough to overtake Gonzaga and St. Mary's in WCC play, but we should have a better inside-outside game compared to last year, which was so dependent on Hartsock and Davies down low.

    Oct. 25, 2012 9:57 a.m.

    @CougFaninTX, it was reported in yesterday's paper that Roger's bball career is over. The knee just isn't healing and continues to run into problems with it. Bad news! I always enjoyed watching Rogers, and felt he would have been a big player for BYU.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Oct. 25, 2012 6:32 a.m.

    If Davies stays healthy, this team will be even better than last years team. The stars of the show will be Davies, Haws and Carlino. I wouldn't be surprised if the three of them average 60 points a game.

    Davies, Austin, and Agustin will provide a strong front court; with some good relief minutes by Sharp and Ian. I'd never seen Ian play before last night. The kid looks solid.

    Haws will get most of the minutes on the wing, but I'm still wishing Harrison was still on the team to fill in the gaps. Does Rogers have any hope of filling in, or is his BB career done?

    Carlino looks much improved over last year. He had some great games last year, and a few duds. Consistency will be the key.

    Even though I think Delgado could contribute in year 1, I'm wondering if it wouldn't be more advantageous to redshirt him. He looks like he plays a similar game to Cusick. Let Cusick get the minutes backing up the 1 and 2 this year, and Delgado will slide right in next year with two years to play.