Utah Utes basketball: Bachynski's back and a big part of Ute success

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  • oaklandaforlife SLC, UT
    Dec. 18, 2013 8:41 p.m.

    It will only get better and better for Utah basketball. Recruits should be paying very close attention.

  • pocyUte Pocatello, ID
    Dec. 18, 2013 8:33 p.m.


    That's a good point, and an awful lot of experience on the big man front for these guys to draw from.

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    Dec. 18, 2013 1:20 p.m.

    Coach K is doing a great job with the program and the big men. Don't over look the fact that coach K also brought in Chris Burgess as a graduate assistant coach to work with the bigs. Yes, things are going well with basketball in Uteville.

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Dec. 18, 2013 11:41 a.m.

    Serious question--

    I'd be curious to know how many recruiting trips outside ut cty rose has made to date? One key to Coach K ultimately winning over BC was how dogged he was in recruiting him....Went to all of his games/maxed-out every form of communication allowed and really developed a deep/meaningful relationship w/him....Conversely, rose was entirely 100% M.I.A., which should concern the tds fanbase.

    Even my H.S.' PD down here required virtually zero effort on the part of the byu coaching staff....Once he moved beyond his overall recruitment excitement, he went where everybody down here knew he was from Day 1.

    My point is, rose is apparently banking on these LP kids to deliver what he's yet to accomplishment, even w/their program's most celebrated player ever, and that's reaching the next level and making deep runS in The Tourney....Personally, I disbelieve his style will ever lend itself to it, even w/the re-focus on these rules....His teams aren't equipped to play the requisite D/have zero quality depth....And the extent to which Coach K outcoached rose last weekend really speaks volumes.

  • jdub1942 PROVO, UT
    Dec. 18, 2013 10:44 a.m.

    From the article..."Bachynski came in and again gave the Utes a boost with a couple of early baskets and rebounds on his way to an 11-point, 8-rebound night in an 81-64 victory."

    Wow, what a boost when you can put in your 3rd string center and get 11 points and 8 rebounds out of him. So great to watch a player mature on the court and in life by becoming a selfless person. I agree with others who have praised coach K's impact on our big men, he has made these guys so much better and they play with such ease that they still somehow slip under the radar.

  • romeisn'tburning layton, ut
    Dec. 18, 2013 10:29 a.m.


    Is there any proof to your claim? Or is that kinda like Bronco saying he gets all of the recruits he offers.

    Why didn't Brother Rose make an offer? Surely he could have used him this year and last. Rose Recruits too many scrappy, slow, shooters and not enough big men. I know he was hoping and praying that Loveridge, and Chapman would help with that. Too bad Krystowiak is crushing him on the recruiting front. You can keep the Lone Peak pipeline, its nothing special.

    I'm waiting for the Y to make a Final Four appearance, or even a WCC championship. Haha good luck.

    Dec. 18, 2013 10:03 a.m.

    CFiT, you are absolutely incorrect. I've specifically asked Dallin if he had any interest in going to BYU, and he said no. Same with Jeremy Olsen, who WAS recruited hard and offered by Coach Rose. Dave Foster, interestingly, was pretty much all set to go to the Y, but a gaffe in scholarship availability when a player expected to leave on a mission didn't go ended up closing the door. Some kids, LDS and non-LDS alike, really want the BYU experience, and that's great. But believe it or not, even some great LDS kids just aren't too interested in it, and there's nothing wrong with that.

  • SCUte Rock Hill, SC
    Dec. 18, 2013 9:13 a.m.

    I love his game - He is going to be one of the keys to the Utes success this year and next. My daughter, however, just loves Dallin Bachynski. Don't worry Dallin - she is only 16, I can keep her reigned in for a couple more years. Keep getting better and sealing the deal for the Utes!

    Go Utes!

  • MyPerspective Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 18, 2013 9:10 a.m.


    Bachynski was pretty clear that he would have come to BYU if offered...

    You people are absolutely detached from anything and everything in the real world. How do you function on daily basis? You claim requires detailed the sources.

    Dallin will excel under the coaching of Coach K and be ready for the NBA should the opportunity present itself. Rose doesn't teach defense or teamwork.

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Dec. 18, 2013 8:54 a.m.


    "Bachynski was pretty clear that he would have come to BYU if offered, but he was never offered."

    Which source[s] are you referencing where DB was "pretty clear" on it?

    This kid's built like stone. When mika was called for the flagrant 2 foul which automatically ejected him from the game, he didn't even remotely phase DB, as he put the bball in the hoop all net w/ease.

    Guaranteed, if a big man wants to develop greatly and improve his professional-stock in the state, then Coach K/The U stand alone. No way does JW even remotely sniff Europe were it not for Coach K's superior-tutelage....Coach K will really see it openly manifest itself in a huge way w/the significantly more athletic/talented recruits he's bringing in [i.e., JLOVE/BC/KK, in addition to our other kids on this year's roster].

    Finally, Dallin's brother [ASU], Jordan, took a couple of years to max his potential, yet DB's brute-strength and mental-/physical-toughness will ultimately push his overall production light-years beyond Jordan's, in the end. JB gets absolutely brutalized by tougher/more physical teams.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Dec. 18, 2013 1:27 a.m.

    Bachynski was pretty clear that he would have come to BYU if offered, but he was never offered. He is doing well. I really wish he was wearing blue instead of red. One of the few that BYU missed out on. We could really use him this year and next.

  • 4 in a row! Ogden, UT
    Dec. 17, 2013 8:43 p.m.

    It was simply a treat to watch Dallin compete Saturday night. The three Utah centers can take care of each other and they really wore down the Cougars' front line.

    A lot of ball left for Dallin. Remember Wooden's advice, and Coach K has a lot of those qualities, ignore the press clippings son and just continue to make yourself and your team better.

    Go Dallin and Go Utes!

  • MyPerspective Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 17, 2013 8:27 p.m.

    Dallin is the real deal and will flourish under the guidance of Coach K.

    Insightful article...

    GO UTES!

  • pocyUte Pocatello, ID
    Dec. 17, 2013 8:07 p.m.

    He's a real difference maker. Bring a lot of energy and really is performing well.

  • roughd Draper, UT
    Dec. 17, 2013 5:19 p.m.

    Great to hear good things about Dallin, I was impressed by his play early last year, and have been perplexed by what happened the rest of the year. Life's not always a storybook, but sounds like he's turning things around. Great to have the Utes back on the upswing, I've missed the good old days of the '90's so much!

    Dec. 17, 2013 5:15 p.m.

    Very happy for Dallin and the team to see him embrace his role with such selflessness. He's big and athletic, and against certain matchups can cause nightmares to the opposing team with a soft shooting touch and a semblance of ball-handling skill for a big man. Keep it up, Dal, the sky's the limit!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 17, 2013 3:59 p.m.

    Guy has been playing great this year.

    I look forward to continuing to cheer him and best team in Utah on.

    Keep it up and March Madness is very much a possibility for this team.

    Go Utes, onward and upward!