|Mr. R. D. is transferring from BYU|
First, Raul Delgado has decided to transfer to Metro State (wherever that is . . .) Kind of a strange move for a to-be senior, but I guess I shouldn't be terribly surprised. He didn't get a lot of playing time in the one year he had as a Cougar. The good news: that leaves only one senior on the team this next year: Auggie Ambrosino. And, no offense to Auggie whatsoever, but that's not a crushing loss. That means we'll have roughly the same team for 2 years in a row (with the exception of Eric Mica and maybe Luke Worthington, who will probably leave on missions after their freshman year).
Second, Ian Harward has been forced into retirement because of injuries. Sheesh, what is up with all these career-ending injuries? First Steven Rogers & Chris Collinsworth and now Harward? :(
|I heart Kyle.|
With Delgado and Harward leaving, plus Brandon, Brock, Chris, and Stephen graduating and Cory Calvert going on a mission (He received his call to Boston! Congrats to Cory!), that left 7 open scholarships for this coming year. Two will be given to freshmen Luke Worthington and Eric Mika (who was voted MVP of the West Coast All-Star Classic game this week, by the way, with 28 points and 5 blocks . . . yowza!) Another goes to Collinsworth, and another to SLCC transfer Skyler Halford.
Two more were filled in the last week or so by transfers:
|Chase Fischer, from www.ksl.com|
|Frank Bartley, from www.deepshadesofblue.com. I'm sure |
Anson is happy he won't be the only black guy on the team! haha.
“I didn’t know hardly anything about BYU when coaches first contacted me, but I sure knew about Jimmer,” Bartley said. “I became a huge fan of his during the NCAA Tournament and I watch his highlights frequently. I have a link to my computer that goes automatically to just Jimmer highlights and that was long before BYU coaches even contacted me.”
Love this guy already! haha.
So here's the 2013-14 roster as it stands right now:
- Tyler Haws
- Matt Carlino
- Josh Sharp
- Anson Winder
- Nate Austin
- Auggie Ambrosino
- Kyle Collinsworth
- Eric Mika
- Luke Worthington
- Skyler Halford
- Chase Fischer (red shirt)
- Frank Bartley
- Kyle Rose (walk on)
That leaves one scholarship available . . . Hope they get another big man! We need as many as we can get to have any hopes of replacing B. :(
Is it October yet???