Pope has said that he is close and that was 3 days ago.
I would retain Quiney Lewis
Bring Chris Burgess (yep, don’t let down 9 million members Burgess)
And Cody Fueger (former assistant to Magerus at Utah)
BYU certainly has been underperforming for at least 4 years now and to have a veteran lead team these past years and not make the dance has been frustrating. BYU is only a couple of players short to make the dance again in my opinion. I would think it is safe to say that we should be seeing league MVP, Jake Toolson return with pope, (He is a grad. transter)…… but that does not solve BYU’s needs as we are already flush with guards and shooting talent. We need another grad transfer or two with strong forward skills to make BYU a Dance caliber team and I think Pope is working on that as we speak. (Oh, Dastrup, where art thou, brother). Anything less then the NIT in 2020 is a disaster.
I would doubt Toolson would come since he’s already the big scorer on UVU. Especially if Pope wants to play Wade a lot.
I agree that we need a more seasoned forward or center. I think with great coaching Lee can be a good big man for this team.
some writers have him coming. Others say, No way. none of my sources follow Toolson.
I also think that if you were to plug Haws or Emery or Jesse Wade for that matter, into UVU and the Wac, we would see similar results as Toolson was a volume guy and would not get away with many open looks in the WCC or MWC. So I don’t think Toolson would take BYU to the promised land, but that is just my opinion.
We have about as many pasty white shooters on BYU was we can hold. What we need just left (Childs) and I’m not saying Childs is gone-gone because all of my sources say that he is much better off financially in the long run if he stays one more year
I also know that BYU is recruiting 4 of De Silva’s playmates at Wasatch Academy.