That will be a nice addition. BYU's here point shooting has been very
lacking at times recently. He must be at least a decent player as well, if he
can play in the ACC. Let's hope this comes through well. We traded Delgado
for Fischer, and got an extra year of eligibility to boot.
I agree with Vlad here, I think Fischer will be a good addition to the team.
Since losing Tavernari, Rodgers, Jimmer, and Emery, BYU has really struggled
from behind the arc without a pure long-distance guy, which has always been a
important facet of the offense. If this kid can do no more than come in a hit
some big threes, that's a huge addition in my book.
Welcome aboard Chase. His timing fits perfectly with Emery, TJ Haws, Calvert
and Chatman on the horizon. And 42% from behind the arc is music to my ears.
Hoping the next scholarship goes to a 6' 11" guy who can make an impact
He'll be an NBA first round pick when he is done at BYU.
Millie is a real student of the game, and of all other things.
I am trying to understand why the continued focus on guards when this team needs
big athletic players. If you look at the major teams in the NCAA tourney this
year, this is why they were playing at the end. BYU lacks this type of player
and continues to bring in guards that simply have not lived up to expectation.
Let's start going after players that make a difference.
Welcome aboard Chase. Well I guess Bronson Kafusi may have to play another year
since Chase will have to sit for a year. Well done Dave Rose for a nice pickup
from ACC. Can we a least some 6'-10" or taller to come soon?
This whole sitting out a season needs to go. What a bunch of hooie. Lets start
making coaches sit out a year too, when they want to transfer. Or if some NCAA
big wig wants to go to a new job, they should go a year without pay. Only fair.
Or change the rule. Welcome to BYU.
BYU, Wofford, Ball State, FGC??? Just like Y players who transferred Wake
Forest had better players and its not like he was looking at top schools.
@The Deuce:I agree with you, however, a great point guard along with
an equal shooting guard is where it all starts with any championship team. The
Cougar guards, Carlino, etal, have yet to inspire consistent team play. Need to
get that problem fixed. Having said that, I'm pretty sure Coach Rose
understands we need a big man in the middle and is looking for that too.As you know - the Golden State Warriors are where they are now mostly
due to their great back court Currey and Thompson. They have made Bogut all the
To all those concerned about needing a big man I think you will be impressed
with this Miles kid from Lone Peak. He's 6'11 and very athletic. He
needs to improve on his offensive skills but I think he will be a contributor
his freshman year.
I get a kick out of hearing about how we need big men. Last I checked, height
was a rare commodity, especially after 6'8" or 6'9" (how many
people can you identify outside of a basketball team that are 6'10" or
above?). Even rarer than that is height with talent. Even rarer still is
height with talent and LDS membership or a willingness to abide by the Honor
Code. And then perhaps if you do get a kid like that, he wants to shoot
three-pointers rather than post up. So I expect that Dave Rose would say,
"You let me know where these kids are, and we will be sure to recruit
them." But, being the valuable commodity that they are, BYU would certainly
have to compete with other quality programs for their talents, as was the case
with Mark Pope. Generally speaking, a good big man will have greater demand for
his services than will a similar player a couple of inches shorter. I'm
frankly impressed at the success BYU coaches have had in recruiting the big men
who ended wearing Cougar Blue.
The Deuce"I am trying to understand why the continued focus on
guards when this team needs big athletic players."The team also
needs players who can't hit from 3 to stretch defenses and open up the
middle. Haws would have been much more effective if he'd had a reliable
3-point shooter who could make teams pay for double-teaming Haws.
CWEB:"This whole sitting out a season needs to go."I wouldn't say it "needs to go", but I WOULD be in favor of
seeing this rule modified. For example:(1) If the position coach
that recruited you leaves the program, all athletes said coach recruited should
be permitted to go elsewhere sans penalty.(2) If the athlete seeks
a transfer, and does NOT meet the stipulation in item #1, allow the head coach
the discretion to permit the player to be eligible immediately. If the coach
can restrict which schools the athlete can transfer to, he should be empowered
to grant immediate eligibility as well.Players shouldn't be
granted transfers carte blanche, or players would be transferring all over the
place all the time. Transfers disrupt team dynamics, so players leaving effect
the whole team. We should let the players transfer "more easily", but
not necessarily "easy".Coaches are professionals; players
are amateurs. So let's not confuse the "transfer" rules for
coaches and players as though they're the "same".
Navel Vet:Great comment. I don't think it is good for players
to just transfer when everything isn't perfect. However, I think everyone
should have a shot at being successful. It is often difficult to be successful
when the coaches move at will and new staffs have confidence in different
players.I'd like to see a rule changes that keeps this about
Navel Vet:I agree good comment.
Let everyone have one transfer. That way if you want to transer you can and play
but you cannot be transferring each year. Once you use up your transfer
that's it even if you don't see playing time at your new school or are
cut from the team for some reason.
Naval Vet:Inasmuch as you are a U basketball fan, I think we can all
agree you're the resident expert on transfers [snicker].It will
be good to have Chase and his 3 pt shooting skills.