Might as well run through the BYU roster while I’m at it. Correct me if I miss anything
Childs- Legit power forward in the WCC, top 5 in the country. Rose needs him in the game at all times. Will say BYe Bye at the end of this year.
TJ- Mad passing skills and game winning shooting ability. If either TJ or Childs have to sit for foul or injury, BYU’s stock plummets. When both of these guys are on, BYU can play with anyone but Gonzaga
Harding- continues to grow into a solid 3rd option. As a true Fr. he gets the task of guarding other teams forwards even if Harding is called a shooting guard. Hates losing
Cannon- makes this list of 4th best player at this moment just because Hardnett is hurt. Had a every good game against SC BUT Cannon disappears in too many important games to be named even a starter.
Hardnett- When healthy, is the 3rd best player on the team, ahead of Harding. Tough defender, can get to the hoop when we need a bucket. He has saved the day in 3 games that I can count. Who knows if he comes back after the Rose debacle.
Baxter- Just give him minutes and he will grow, Coach. Typical Rose team. Sits your future stars and plays his favorites til the season is lost. The last 2 games Baxter has DUNKED on their best players.
Where do you go from here on the list? Worthington has exceled against 2 poor teams and will foul out in 5 minutes against a SM or GU just on no skills or better coaching.
Bergerson is ahead of Seljaas these past 2 games just on performance alone but he will settle back in the pack as Rose has his favorites ahead of him.
Then there is Seljaas, clearly wants to score, wants to win but he is so so unpredictable.
Nixon has become a non factor and disappearing
Emery is way down near the bottom. Has 20 ppg ability in the past but Emery is a mess, lost his confidence, jumps at anything, goes for a steal and gets burned for an easy layup or worse, gets Childs a foul. Should have transferred and started over but Rose will play him more and more as BYU overplays TJ and Childs and they get benched for fouls and you have to have a leader out there. Hardnett or Emery, who would you choose. I know who Rose chooses.
Whos left? Lee, absolutely nowhere to be seen, no growth, just lost.