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BYU basketball receives commitment from Idaho guard Rylan Bergersen

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  • Captain L Provo, UT
    April 19, 2017 5:21 p.m.

    Dave Rose was 6'6" when he played, he may have shrunk a little but he was 6'6", this kid looks like a ligit 6'6". I hope he can play.

  • Jello is Good ,
    April 19, 2017 5:12 p.m.

    Why does everyone assume Rose is pushing those 3 players out. What if Guinn is leaving so he can attend law school, Rose let Brother out at his request so he might get more playing time and Ayetes.....well Aytes has been given 4 years of chances and has grossly under-performed.

    I don't care much for Rose's lack of holding his players accountable on the court, but many have jumped to a conclusion that may not be true.

    For the record, I have never faulted Krysko for the players that have left over the last 3 years, just wondered if something was going on in that there were so many.

    A scholarship is not a 4 year commitment. It is a 1 year commitment with 3 or 4 option years.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    April 19, 2017 5:06 p.m.

    Gruncle Ralph - Salt Lake City, UT
    April 19, 2017 1:33 p.m.

    @Bomar

    his is a recruit that came out of the shadows. He went to Missouri to get more exposure and get on more schools radar. Methinks that he could have stayed at home and received more attention than the Cougs and Hawaii.

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    I thought I saw something online where he visited LSU back in October? Maybe he's a later bloomer. Seems to be a decent all around type player with nice length.
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    I saw something online where he visited Colorado School of Mines in November?

  • Gruncle Ralph Salt Lake City, UT
    April 19, 2017 1:33 p.m.

    @Bomar

    his is a recruit that came out of the shadows. He went to Missouri to get more exposure and get on more schools radar. Methinks that he could have stayed at home and received more attention than the Cougs and Hawaii.

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    I thought I saw something online where he visited LSU back in October? Maybe he's a later bloomer. Seems to be a decent all around type player with nice length.

  • steve24/7 Sandy, UT
    April 19, 2017 1:20 p.m.

    Better be a player, ready to contribute on O and D from day one. We don't need any more bench warmers.

  • Gruncle Ralph Salt Lake City, UT
    April 19, 2017 11:56 a.m.

    @AZute

    Because dr's philosophy entirely excludes D w/in his system....It's literally a foreign concept to him & always will be, period

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    I get you're likely being facetious but just in case, Rose's teams weren't always like this. As a matter of fact during their MWC period they routinely held teams to the low/mid 60's in scoring with low shooting percentages (including the 3).

    It's just been since they went to this up-tempo style that the focus has shifted. Obviously there needs to be a culture change though.

    @kfbob
    6-6 tall? he is standing next to 6-3 Rose and looks maybe an inch taller. Heard he is a great shooter.

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    Rose is reportedly 6'5" so if Rylan is an inch taller then it would be about right.

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    April 19, 2017 11:36 a.m.

    Defense can be taught if the coaching staff views it as a priority. Defense is more about hustle and work and attitude than skill.

  • Bomar Roberts, ID
    April 19, 2017 10:27 a.m.

    This is a recruit that came out of the shadows. He went to Missouri to get more exposure and get on more schools radar. Methinks that he could have stayed at home and received more attention than the Cougs and Hawaii. Is he an upgrade over those that were shown the door by Coach Rose, at least he is not from Utah County.

  • bluesbuff Heber City, UT
    April 19, 2017 10:12 a.m.

    I agree that D is the most glaring weakness for BYU. There was no defensive identity. At the same time I think the public is to blame as much as the coaches. Parents shop their kid around to the H.S. that will make sure the kid gets a scholarship; which usually means make sure he scores 30 pts per. most recruiting is now done at AAU tournaments where there is very little team D. And yes; that is what gets the coaches attention are the big O numbers. and that is what BYU fans want is the guys with the big #'s. If you look back at the most succesfull teams they did have big time scorers but they also had guys that did not care about scoring and were willing to do what ever it took to win. A lot of college athletes now are more worried about their pro potential than about team. If this coach isn't going to get me in the pro's then i'm out of here. We see how much D they play in the NBA.

  • Johnny Triumph Lahaina, HI
    April 19, 2017 9:59 a.m.

    Can he play D???

  • kfbob SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    April 19, 2017 9:32 a.m.

    6-6 tall? he is standing next to 6-3 Rose and looks maybe an inch taller. Heard he is a great shooter. Again offense is King in Provo.

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    April 19, 2017 9:04 a.m.

    An interesting commit. His dad, Roberto, is a legend at BSU, so I'm curious where BSU fits in this scenario. Borah HS in Boise has a very good basketball program. I saw Bergersen and Isiah Wright play together at Borah. Utah should have never let Wright get away. The guy was good.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    April 19, 2017 6:25 a.m.

    Maybe that is what they learn in high school. After all, defense is so "boring".

    Oh, I know it wins games, but boring nonetheless.

    Putting the ball through the hoop is so much more exciting!

    😁

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    April 18, 2017 9:53 p.m.

    Because dr's philosophy entirely excludes D w/in his system....It's literally a foreign concept to him & always will be, period.

    Think UVU/UTA @ home....They absolutely destroyed byu's porous D, period.

  • Oh Really? HERRIMAN, UT
    April 18, 2017 8:32 p.m.

    How come no recruit ever says, "I can play lock-down defense?" Or is that just Dave Rose recruits.