Here are some statistics on the guards from last season and season before- for
Emery. Guards Shooting % Ranking: 1) Bergersen- 53%, 2) Hardnett-
45.7%, 3) Seljaas- 45.5%, 4) Emery- 42.5%, 5) Cannon- 41.8%, 6) Haws- 41.0%.
Guards- 3 Point Shooting %- 1) Bergersen- 40%, 2) Emery- 38.3%, 3)
Hardnett- 32.6%, 3) Cannon- 32.6%, 4) Haws- 30.9%, 5) Seljaas- 29.5%. Defense Ranking- My humble opinion only: 1) Emery, 2) Hardnette, 3)
Cannon, 4) Bergersen, 5) Haws, 6) Seljaas.Starters therefore should
be prioritized as follows: 1) Emery, 2) Hardnett, 3) Bergersen , 4) Cannon, 5)
Seljaas, 6) HawsDastrup had 43.3% 3 point shooting higher than any
of the returning guards. Child's 3 point shooting percentage was better
than Haws at 31.3% and that is not even his strength. Dastrup's shooting
percentage overall was 52% ,Child's was 54%, Nixon was 53%. Starters statistically should be: Dastrup (C), Childs (F), Nixon (F), Hardnett
(G) and Bergerson- G or Emery (I give Emery the nod because of defense & 3
point shooting historically). However, Rose will start Childs (F), Nixon (F),
Haws- G , Emery- G, and Harnett-G most likely. With Baxter first off the bench.
Grunc,Your opinion and I disagree with much of it. Seljass is the
5th best guard on our team and the 4th best forward. Cannon is our 4th best
guard. Why should we change what we do to accommodate deep bench players. Emery
wasn’t here last year so who knows what he would have done. Haws played
better in every aspect of his game except 3 point percentage and points. You
think that was because he was afraid to shoot? No way. Last year
was refreshing and I hope we see the same type of structure, defense and
rebounding that we saw last year. We will defiantly miss Shroyer. The top 3 scorers next year will be Childs, Emery and Baxter. Our depth and
improved discipline should help us to the dance
What would have been nice with this article is a list of the roster showing
height, weight, year in school and position. The roster is complete but the list
wasn't there to pull it all together for the reader.
@kfbobNot quite as many 4-star players as reported. There are 3
major rating entities. ESPN, Scout, and Rivals. ————Ratings very and each service has
their own agenda. Looking at BYU’s roster we have 4 ESPN top 100 recruits
on the roster, Yoeli Childs, TJ Haws, Payton Dastrup and Nick Emery. Looking at other kids coming in Gavin Baxter was very close to being another
ESPN top 100 player (his grade was an 80 and the 98th player that year had a
grade of 82). Kolby Lee was also very close to being a top 100 kid (grade of 81)
as was Connor Harding (grade of 80). This is a talented group of
players that now has some maturity and experience. The onus is on Rose and staff
to put a scheme together that gets the most out of them instead of what we had
last year which tried to fit a bunch of square pegs into round holes. It
frustrated several players and affected their confidence in games. We had too
many shooters afraid to shoot the ball.This will be the deepest and
most talented group of players overall that Rose has had at BYU. Hopefully
coaches allow players to play to the top of their games, if so, we’ll have
a fun season and a better outcome with this group.
@portlanderI'm just sorry that the coaching staff wasn't
upgraded in the offseason.————-I
think it was addition by subtraction. While Heath Schroyer did have a good
impact on the team with things like improved intensity/focus on defense and
accountability on offense it also had some unintended consequences. While our ppg allowed on defense improved, our offensive efficiency decreased
significantly and it impacted the games of several players like TJ Haws, Zac
Seljaas, McKay Cannon, Payton Dastrup and Jashire Hardnett. While we
didn’t see as much hero ball as in prior years, the pendulum of control
swung way too far the other way and we had several players who didn’t feel
confident shooting the ball. I can’t count the number of times I saw
Seljaas or Haws hesitate when they had an open 3 and instead of taking the shot
they passed it to Yoeli or Elijah. McKay Cannon hit the ground
running in the UVU game and was confident, aggressive and had a major impact
shooting the ball. Within a few games he was no longer looking to shoot.As a result, opposing teams attempted and made more 3pt shots than we
did last season and it caught up to us in several losses.
Ok, so I am ready to make a comment on basketball. Here is the deal for U who
can't let it go. I believe the majority of Y fans will agree with the
following. We are not the ones talking championship or deep NCAA run. That is
not on our radar nor do we even have the radar necessary for that. We are
optimistic, as fans should be, that our team will improve. Improve how?1. Stop loosing the games we should win. Upsets happen, but the frequency
needs to decrease.2. Win a WCC tournament.3. Make the NCAA
tournamentOnce we do that then we can look forward to progressing
further in the NCAA tourney. The way college basketball has developed and
morphed, there are only a few teams with hopes of a championship with the
occasional outlier. Unless the perfect storm of LDS athletes and coaches come
together I don't see a national championship as a possibility. We as Cougar
fans just want to see our team be coached to and play to their potential. I liked BYU's improved defense last year but am looking forward to
a more fluid and productive offense. Go Cougs!
Gotta luv the angst and paranoia that oozes from the hill every time the
possibility of BYU having a pretty good team is mentioned.
“We’re excited about Yoeli coming back,” said BYU assistant
Tim LaComb.“He’s was really serious about going out and
getting a feel for where he sits. He's was? What does that
mean?BYU will compete with this roster. Don't count on this group
winning the WCC just yet. Until somebody knocks out Gonzaga, the WCC goes
there. Watched Connor Harding all through high school. He's not as big as
Kyle Collinsworth, but he can slash to the basket and knock down shots. But
this team has a lot of guards. Somebody is bound to get a feel for where he
Wow, national championship guaranteed. 👍
Not quite as many 4-star players as reported. There are 3 major rating
entities. ESPN, Scout, and Rivals. Koby Lee is an average of 3*
(4* espn, 3* scout, and 2* rivals) for example.Connor harding is an 3.3*
recruit.Just because one rater thinks your a 4 Star doesn't
mean they all agree.We should probably tamp down the expectations as most
of these guys are NOT consensus 4* players.
Magic HappensDogs bark, but the caravan marches on.
I wonder if there will be multiple sweet 16 appearances with this group like the
I'm just sorry that the coaching staff wasn't upgraded in the
@agarrett: As the Proverb states, "As iron sharpens iron, so one
man sharpens another."Jackson will help BYU players get better
by practicing with/against them.
Loads of talent on next season's BYU roster.It's going to
be fun seeing how this team comes together.Could be a great
Brayden Shaw is from Idaho also - Boise.
"Agarret,BYU is about more than just winning.They are about
people.This does not hurt them to have a relationship with other
good players."We'll put Down Under. People don't
realize that BYU of course wants to win and is very good at it across the board,
but it's not their main focus. Bronco was incredible at showing this. So
many times on ESPN they showed his focal points for his players and football was
#5. The announcers were always so impressed with that. So if those who had past
contact with the team want to come join current players for friendship,
camaraderie, support, and educating new guys, it's just all part of the
rare and incredible BYU spirit. I have lived and traveled all over the country
and love talking sports with others, but very few fan bases ever bring aspects
like this up. It's great to support and cheer for a school that focuses way
more on just winning. Makes me proud to cheer for BYU! What a
talented group we have this season!
This team looks scary good given the influx of young talent to blend in with
some serious returnees.
Agarret,BYU is about more than just winning.They are about
people.This does not hurt them to have a relationship with other
LaComb should be a color commentator. Although growing up in the mean streets of
Boise, Meridian and Pocatello Idaho does not mean all hard work and baling hay.
It’s as comfortable and cushy a life as the Timpview kids experience. But
they are putting together a good team.
Not much said of Colby Lee. He's a four star.
They will be very good. First time in 3 years that BYU has had more
upperclassmen than one or two.
Why does Frank Jackson get access to BYU's facilities after he snubbed the
Cougs and went back on his commitment? Doesn't seem right.That's like dumping your girlfriend but then asking her if she can lend
you some cash.
That's a lot of raw talent to be developed. I didn't realize these
guys would be back this year. Child's might be right, this could be a
pretty good team.