Leaving or booted?
Unfortunately, my guess is leaving. It's dark times up on the hill for
basketball. Oh how times have changed the last 8 years. Utah is now a football
school.These departures are quality players as well.
This was expected from Kareem and Jovan. They've still got a couple years
of eligibility ahead of them and would have had playing time severely decrease.
Surprised and sad to hear about Chris, though. He's stuck through a lot
with this team, and could have helped the team a lot next year. Congratulations
to him on graduating, and good luck to all three of them wherever they end up.
wow, why even have a bball program?
I wish all of them the best. Out of the three I am surprised to Hines go, I
thought he still had a chance to play next year. I expect to see at
least two more go - I think they had to make room for 7 total new players to
join the team for next year.
"why even have a bball program?"jark:It's
not like the U is coming off a 1-win season. Did you ask that question of the y
JohnInSLC"Did you ask that question of the Y in 1997?"No need to; BYU wasn't in a prolonged downward spiral.On the other hand, Utah is coming off its 5th losing season in the last 7
years, continuing a downward spiral that has seen Utah finish well below every
team in the state in the final Sagarin ratings:#40 BYU#124
Utah State#135 Weber State#233 Utah Valley#239 Southern
Utah#294 UtahOut of 345 Division 1 basketball programs, Utah
finished 339th in scoring, 337th in rebounds, 325th in assists, and 304th in
FG%.btw, here's a little comparison of the two seven year
periods:BYU (three losing seasons, three 20+ win seasons, two NCAA
tournaments)1995 22-101996 15-131997 1-251998 9-211999 12-162000 22-112001 24-9, MWC regular and tournament
champions; NCAA tournamentOverall 105-105Utah (five losing
seasons, one 20+ win season, one NCAA tournament)2006 14-152007
11-192008 18-152009 24-10, MWC regular and tournament champions;
NCAA tournament2010 14-172011 13-182012 6-25Overall