A year after graduating the greatest guard tandem in BYU history, the contributions post players Brandon Davies and Noah Hartsock cannot be understated so far this season. Hartsock leads the Cougars in scoring (16.8 per game), blocks (2.0) and minutes (32.3), is second in rebounding (5.7), third in steals (1.0) and fourth in assists (2.0). Davies is third in scoring (12.0), rebounding (5.5) and assists (2.7) and second in blocks (1.0) and steals (1.2).
In fact, Davies and Hartsock are both averaging at least 1.0 in every major statistical category (points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals), something that has been done over a full season only twice in BYU history — both times by Russell Larson. In 1993-94, Larson’s junior season, he averaged 19.9 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.4 steals. As a senior, Larson averaged 17.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.1 steals.
With 25-plus games remaining this season, it’s impossible to predict if their averages will hold up. But if they do, they’ll join pretty elite company next to Larson.
*It's only fair to note that blocks, steals and assists were not tracked when Cougar greats such as Kresimir Cosic, Mel Hutchins, Dick Nemelka, John Fairchild and others played. They very well could have been included with Larson but we'll never know.