The 2012 college basketball season is just around the corner, and the BYU team is full of familiar faces, returned missionaries, and one or two brand-new additions. Career-ending injuries to Chris Collinsworth and Stephen Rogers mean other players will have to step up. So you'll be hearing all of these names sooner than later. With that in mind, here's a closer look at the 14 players on the 2012 roster for the Cougars.

Cooper Ainge

Position: Guard

Height: 6'0"

Weight: 175

Class: Freshman

The latest Ainge to wear Cougar blue, Cooper is the son of legendary Celtics guard Danny Ainge and younger brother of former Y. starter Austin. Cooper averaged 13.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.8 steals per game as a senior at Wellesley High School in Massachusetts.

Cooper is young and well behind Matt Carlino and Craig Cusick on the point-guard depth chart, not to mention combo guards Anson Winder and Raul Delgado. So he won't see the floor much, if at all. But if he's anything like the rest of his family, he'll be learning fast.

Agustin Ambrosino

Position: Forward

Height: 6'8"

Weight: 225

Class: Junior

Ambrosino hails from Cordoba, Argentina and spent last season playing for Salt Lake Community College, where he averaged 9.6 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Before SLCC, he played for Gulf Coast State College.

Ambrosino's height will be needed after the injuries to Chris Collinsworth and Stephen Rogers, and he's a capable outside shooter as well.

Nate Austin

Position: Forward/Center

Height: 6'11"

Weight: 230

Class: Sophomore

A surprisingly accurate shooter for his height, Austin filled in admirably in bench minutes last season, backing up Brandon Davies and the now-graduated Noah Hartsock. Austin played at Lone Peak High School in Alpine with fellow Cougars Tyler Haws and Josh Sharp.

With Hartsock gone, Austin will step into a larger role alongside Davies in the Cougar frontcourt. He'll have to stay out of foul trouble if he wants to flourish.

Cory Calvert

Position: Guard

Height: 6'3"

Weight: 185

Class: Freshman

Calvert was the 5A MVP in the state of Colorado after his senior year at Chaparral High School in Parker, where he averaged 22.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game.

Like Ainge, Calvert likely won't see much court time this year. He's planning to serve an LDS mission after this season, so Cougar fans may have to wait a while to get a taste of his real talent.

Matt Carlino

Position: Guard

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 175

Class: Sophomore

Carlino had a successful season at BYU after transferring from UCLA. He burst onto the scene with a couple of early impressive performances, but his consistency waned as the season continued. He ended the year with season averages of 12.2 points, 4.6 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game.

Carlino has a lock on the starting point guard job this year, and it'll be up to him to lead the Cougar offense. He'll need better shot selection, though, as he only shot 40 percent from the floor last year.

Craig Cusick

Position: Guard

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 185

Class: Senior

Cusick's stats belie his calm and steady influence on the Cougar program. He walked on last season after spending time on the BYU practice squad, and he averaged 16.8 minutes per game in a key role backing up Matt Carlino.

Cusick will look to fill that same role this season for the Cougars. What he lacks in raw talent he makes up for in leadership and court vision.

Brandon Davies

Position: Forward

Height: 6'9"

Weight: 235

Class: Senior

Davies has been a fixture in the Cougar program for years; it's hard to believe that this is his last season. Davies is an all-around star, posting averages of 15.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks per game last season.

Davies will be the focal point of the BYU offense again this year, utilizing a bevy of low-post skills and his sizable frame to dominate the paint. Free throws continue to be an issue, though, as is foul trouble. Without Noah Hartsock to draw defenders away from the post, Davies will have to be more efficient than ever.

Raul Delgado

Position: Guard

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 195

Class: Junior

Delgado is a junior-college transfer from Western Nebraska Community College, where he posted 18.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game. His performance caught the eye of plenty of recruiters, but the Springville native chose to come home instead.

It's hard to know exactly how Delgado's ju-co game will translate to the West Coast Conference, but he's a superb outside shooter who should claim his share of minutes in the Cougar backcourt.

Ian Harward

Position: Center

Height: 6'11"

Weight: 215

Class: Freshman

Harward hails from Orem, where he led the Tigers with 14 points per game. After serving an LDS mission and redshirting in 2011, Harward is ready to see court time for the Cougars.

And he should see some, because without the graduated Noah Hartsock, Harward is one of only a few BYU big men. If Brandon Davies or Nate Austin get into foul trouble, Harward will have to step up.

Tyler Haws

Position: Guard

Height: 6'5"

Weight: 200

Class: Sophomore

The Alpine native has returned after an LDS mission to the Philippines, and if this week's Cougar Tipoff was any indication, Haws will pick up right where he left off. During his freshman season, he tallied 11.3 points and 4.2 rebounds per game, along with high field-goal and free-throw percentages.

Haws will step into a starting role immediately, and the Cougars will need his efficiency and high-energy defensive play. His size and length enable him to play multiple positions as well. He's got the talent to be one of BYU's best.

Kyle Rose

Position: Guard

Height: 6'0"

Weight: 180

Class: Freshman

The nephew of BYU head coach Dave Rose, Kyle redshirted in 2009 before serving an LDS mission. The Beaverton, Oregon native has now rejoined the Cougar team.

Rose will find minutes scarce in a crowded Cougar backcourt. But as a redshirt freshman, he can afford to wait.

Josh Sharp

Position: Forward

Height: 6'7"

Weight: 185

Class: Sophomore

Sharp redshirted with Utah in 2009 before serving his LDS mission to Houston. When he returned, he transferred to join the Cougars in time for the 2011-12 season. Sharp saw limited action but showed flashes of the talent that made him a first-team All-State player at Lone Peak.

Sharp can play either forward position, his strength in the post making up for his lack of height. He'll be good for some bench minutes, high energy and athleticism.

Anson Winder

Position: Guard

Height: 6'3"

Weight: 195

Class: Sophomore

Winder gave the Cougars valuable bench minutes at the guard positions last season. He proved an able passer and an energetic defender. While he didn't score much, he had a knack for getting clutch baskets.

This year, Winder looks to play a larger role, although it will depend on how transfers like Delgado adapt to the Cougar roster. Winder's also a streaky shooter at best (and an outright poor one at worst), so he'll need to improve there.

Brock Zylstra

Position: Guard

Height: 6'6"

Weight: 210

Class: Senior

Zylstra has great size and length to play the swingman positions. He's also an effective outside shooter, hitting almost 38 percent on 3-pointers and 46 percent from the field. He's been an effective do-everything role player for the Cougars.

That said, Zylstra is a little slow to stay with quicker 2-guards. His shot can be streaky, too. But he's experienced, rebounds well for his position, and should see starter's minutes for the Cougs in 2012.