Basketballs are beginning to bounce as the hoops season is just around the corner.
It was BYU Basketball’s time to talk to reporters on Wednesday. They took a break from the court to talk about their plans for the season, and they set some high expectations. Head Coach Dave Rose said the biggest target on their mind was taking the West Coast Conference.
“We’ve won 28 or 29 regular season championships in the history of our school and we need to go lay it out there and see if we can win one in the West Coast Conference,” said Rose.
The Cougars finished third in the WCC last season and find themselves without alums Noah Hartsock and Charles Abouo. Sophomore point guard, Matt Carlino said this team is ready to lock and load with young talent.
“There’s just a lot of guys who [are] threats, big time threats to score the basketball and that will help our offense a lot,” said Carlino.
One of those threats is junior guard, Raul Delgado who transferred from Western Nebraska Community College. He hit 93 three-pointers last season for the WNCC Cougars.
Hartsock and Abouo combined for almost 28 points per game. Coach Rose will have to find those points elsewhere if they want to become conference champions.