BYU men's basketball: Chase Fischer transferring from Wake Forest to BYU

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  • agb Layton, UT
    May 13, 2013 4:08 p.m.

    Naval Vet:

    Inasmuch as you are a U basketball fan, I think we can all agree you're the resident expert on transfers [snicker].

    It will be good to have Chase and his 3 pt shooting skills.

  • Mesa Coug Phoenix, AZ
    May 13, 2013 1:31 p.m.

    Let everyone have one transfer. That way if you want to transer you can and play but you cannot be transferring each year. Once you use up your transfer that's it even if you don't see playing time at your new school or are cut from the team for some reason.

  • shorts Payson, UT
    May 13, 2013 11:33 a.m.

    Navel Vet:

    I agree good comment.

    May 13, 2013 10:30 a.m.

    Navel Vet:

    Great comment. I don't think it is good for players to just transfer when everything isn't perfect. However, I think everyone should have a shot at being successful. It is often difficult to be successful when the coaches move at will and new staffs have confidence in different players.

    I'd like to see a rule changes that keeps this about the players.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    May 13, 2013 7:13 a.m.


    "This whole sitting out a season needs to go."

    I wouldn't say it "needs to go", but I WOULD be in favor of seeing this rule modified. For example:

    (1) If the position coach that recruited you leaves the program, all athletes said coach recruited should be permitted to go elsewhere sans penalty.

    (2) If the athlete seeks a transfer, and does NOT meet the stipulation in item #1, allow the head coach the discretion to permit the player to be eligible immediately. If the coach can restrict which schools the athlete can transfer to, he should be empowered to grant immediate eligibility as well.

    Players shouldn't be granted transfers carte blanche, or players would be transferring all over the place all the time. Transfers disrupt team dynamics, so players leaving effect the whole team. We should let the players transfer "more easily", but not necessarily "easy".

    Coaches are professionals; players are amateurs. So let's not confuse the "transfer" rules for coaches and players as though they're the "same".

  • Rockwell Baltimore, MD
    May 12, 2013 1:38 p.m.

    The Deuce

    "I am trying to understand why the continued focus on guards when this team needs big athletic players."

    The team also needs players who can't hit from 3 to stretch defenses and open up the middle. Haws would have been much more effective if he'd had a reliable 3-point shooter who could make teams pay for double-teaming Haws.

  • Cougar Passion Salt Lake City, UT
    May 12, 2013 12:47 p.m.

    I get a kick out of hearing about how we need big men. Last I checked, height was a rare commodity, especially after 6'8" or 6'9" (how many people can you identify outside of a basketball team that are 6'10" or above?). Even rarer than that is height with talent. Even rarer still is height with talent and LDS membership or a willingness to abide by the Honor Code. And then perhaps if you do get a kid like that, he wants to shoot three-pointers rather than post up. So I expect that Dave Rose would say, "You let me know where these kids are, and we will be sure to recruit them." But, being the valuable commodity that they are, BYU would certainly have to compete with other quality programs for their talents, as was the case with Mark Pope. Generally speaking, a good big man will have greater demand for his services than will a similar player a couple of inches shorter. I'm frankly impressed at the success BYU coaches have had in recruiting the big men who ended wearing Cougar Blue.

  • shaybo Richfield, UT
    May 12, 2013 10:04 a.m.

    To all those concerned about needing a big man I think you will be impressed with this Miles kid from Lone Peak. He's 6'11 and very athletic. He needs to improve on his offensive skills but I think he will be a contributor his freshman year.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    May 12, 2013 8:37 a.m.

    @The Deuce:

    I agree with you, however, a great point guard along with an equal shooting guard is where it all starts with any championship team. The Cougar guards, Carlino, etal, have yet to inspire consistent team play. Need to get that problem fixed. Having said that, I'm pretty sure Coach Rose understands we need a big man in the middle and is looking for that too.

    As you know - the Golden State Warriors are where they are now mostly due to their great back court Currey and Thompson. They have made Bogut all the more effective.

  • flatlander Omaha, NE
    May 12, 2013 7:58 a.m.

    BYU, Wofford, Ball State, FGC??? Just like Y players who transferred Wake Forest had better players and its not like he was looking at top schools.

  • CWEB Orem, UT
    May 12, 2013 12:02 a.m.

    This whole sitting out a season needs to go. What a bunch of hooie. Lets start making coaches sit out a year too, when they want to transfer. Or if some NCAA big wig wants to go to a new job, they should go a year without pay. Only fair. Or change the rule. Welcome to BYU.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    May 11, 2013 10:39 p.m.

    Welcome aboard Chase. Well I guess Bronson Kafusi may have to play another year since Chase will have to sit for a year. Well done Dave Rose for a nice pickup from ACC. Can we a least some 6'-10" or taller to come soon?

  • The Deuce Livermore, CA
    May 11, 2013 10:37 p.m.

    I am trying to understand why the continued focus on guards when this team needs big athletic players. If you look at the major teams in the NCAA tourney this year, this is why they were playing at the end. BYU lacks this type of player and continues to bring in guards that simply have not lived up to expectation. Let's start going after players that make a difference.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    May 11, 2013 9:44 p.m.

    Millie is a real student of the game, and of all other things.

  • Mildred in Fillmore Salt Lake City, UT
    May 11, 2013 9:09 p.m.

    He'll be an NBA first round pick when he is done at BYU.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    May 11, 2013 8:47 p.m.

    Welcome aboard Chase. His timing fits perfectly with Emery, TJ Haws, Calvert and Chatman on the horizon. And 42% from behind the arc is music to my ears. Hoping the next scholarship goes to a 6' 11" guy who can make an impact underneath.

  • BYU_Aggie Salt Lake City, UT
    May 11, 2013 7:27 p.m.

    I agree with Vlad here, I think Fischer will be a good addition to the team. Since losing Tavernari, Rodgers, Jimmer, and Emery, BYU has really struggled from behind the arc without a pure long-distance guy, which has always been a important facet of the offense. If this kid can do no more than come in a hit some big threes, that's a huge addition in my book.

  • Vladhagen Salt Lake City, UT
    May 11, 2013 7:06 p.m.

    That will be a nice addition. BYU's here point shooting has been very lacking at times recently. He must be at least a decent player as well, if he can play in the ACC. Let's hope this comes through well. We traded Delgado for Fischer, and got an extra year of eligibility to boot.