Listed at 6-foot-11 and 230 pounds, Khalifa is a versatile stretch big man. He was one of the top players for a 49ers team that won the CBI, averaging 11.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists on 51% shooting from the floor and 38% shooting from three.
Seems like it would be a really nice pickup. Let’s hope BYU impresses.
No clue about his defense. The highlights don’t show much on that end of the court. However he weighs 230 lb so he’s a big body if nothing else. He averages about six rebounds a game and 0.7 blocks per game compared to Noah’s three rebounds and 0.4 blocks per game.
In terms of offense he has a better shooting percentage than watermen both two point and 3-point. In addition he’s really good on assists. He seems to make great decisions. There are some sweet passes in his highlight reel. He also has some ability to play in the post which is something waterman doesn’t do.
In terms of stats, Aly is going to give us equivalent rebounds, a few more points per game, a couple more assists, less turnovers, and more length than George. The offense is also going to have more options since he seems to play the role of point-center well.
Since we have an abundance of 2/3s with robinson, johnson, knell, saunders, waterman, next year’s lineup will be a nice improvement over last year’s.
Aly would work great teamed up with Foos because no one can guard Foos one on one so kiss double teams goodbye on Foor. Aly can play the pick and roll, which is awesome for a big man. As a great assist guy, makes all of BYU’s starters better shooters.
BYU is also looking at the 250 transfer out of WSU. Physical banger.
But Aly goes a Looong Way at solving BYU’s big man challenge heading into B 12.