@Big G - agreed about Dastrup. He apparently lost 40 lbs from last year and
looked much quicker. Early viewpoint on Cannon ... wow. Could be a real
keeper.BYU looks much much tougher this year. Passing was great in
this game and Yoeli Childs! I knew he was going to be great this year ... hope
BYU can keep him for a while. Monster.I've always been a BYU
hoops fan - from the 1960s. Always an interesting team.
A little caution here....one game does not "a great player" make! I do
like what he was able to deliver in the UVU game and he looks like he has some
skills that can really help the Cougs...ie, lateral quickness, quick release and
some range. However....he lost his starting job at Weber State for a
reason.....so I am not going to rush to judgement on this kid....good or bad.
I do have a question on one player on the team that I think is a sleeping
giant....Payton Dastrup. This guy has some serious skills and they aren't
using him much right now. He had a terrific outside and inside game in hi
School....Ohio State wanted him for those reasons and more. Right now he seems
to be playing too cautious...they may have him on a short leash. I know he is a
little heavy right now (250 lbs)...but he is a lot lighter than he was last
year, but he is much more than a wild and crazy cheer leader on the bench.
Since the Y doesn't look like they are playing racehorse B-ball
anymore....the coaches need to give Payton some serious playing time in the
pre-season to see what he is capable of. ...without his fear of being
jerked from a game for whatever reason. Just my thoughts.....
I'm not a BYU fan, but I think I am becoming one because this kid is such a
hard working humble kid who is a team player. I loved watching him play at
Weber. I will watch more BYU games this year than I have in the past and I wish
their team best of luck this year.