Men's Basketball Blog

Cougars in Greece: Day 1

Aug 17, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 10:20 am | Permalink


From assistant coach Tim LaComb - Tuesday, Aug. 16

We arrived in Athens via NYC at 9:30 a.m. Greece time (Tuesday). We left the airport and took a bus tour of Athens. We visited the Panathinaikos which hosted the Olympics in 1896. We walked the Plaka section of Athens below the Acropolis. We had a team meal in the evening and all tried to fight off jet leg. Everyone is healthy and happy. We are excited to see the Parthenon and play our first game this afternoon at 6 p.m. vs Athens All Stars. Will report more later.

Jimmer Hitting from Deep

Jul 19, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 3:17 pm | Permalink

Jimmer Fredette is hosting a camp in Lehi this week and BYUtv was on-hand to film him giving his campers a show. He hit three shots from half court and beyond.

Busy Summer

Jun 13, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:42 pm | Permalink

Summer is in full swing and BYU men's basketball is as busy as ever. Former associate head coach Dave Rice took the head job at UNLV and Dave Rose replaced him with Mark Pope, a national champion at Kentucky (1996) and NBA veteran. Pope comes to BYU from Wake Forest where he was an assistant to Jeff Bzdelik. Camps started last week and nearly 500 kids came out to learn from Rose's staff. Current players are working hard to get ready for next season. Coaches have been and will be recruiting to keep the current string of success rolling.

Coming up will be the 2011 NBA Draft where a Cougar is expected to be selected for the first time since Rafael Araujo was picked eighth by the Toronto Raptors in 2004. You may have heard of the expected draftee, a guy named Jimmer Fredette, a winner of every national player of the year award and the nation's leading scorer. He's worked out for Indiana, New York, Sacramento and Phoenix and has his final workout scheduled for Wednesday with Utah. With draft day 10 days away, the excitement continues to build. Thanks for the great senior season Jimmer. You'll have Cougarnation supporting you as you make the jump into the League.

Finally, Jimmer and Jackson Emery, the 2011 MWC Defensive Player of the Year, teamed up and held a camp in Lehi earlier this month. It was a great chance for kids to see how the dynamic duo trains to become the best. Here is a nice read in the Daily Herald about the camp.

Fredette Featured on Yahoo! Sports

Jan 11, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 1:05 pm | Updated: May 2, 2011 3:35 pm | Permalink

Jason King of Yahoo! Sports conducted a Q and A with BYU All-America candidate Jimmer Fredette. CLICK HERE to check it out.'s Weekly Watch

Dec 13, 2010 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 10:51 pm | Updated: May 2, 2011 3:35 pm | Permalink

BYU men's basketball and Jimmer Fredette received plenty of recognition in the current Weekly Watch from

Look for the Cougars under More teams that impressed us, Other contenders for national POW, The week in quotes, Observations from the week that was and Places to be this week.

Fredette Ranked No. 2 Point Guard by

Nov 01, 2010 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 2:24 pm | Updated: May 2, 2011 3:35 pm | Permalink

Senior All-America candidate Jimmer Fredette has been named the nation's No. 2 point guard by Steve Megargee in the Preseason Power Rankings. CLICK HERE to see the complete rankings. and Coverage

Oct 27, 2010 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:30 pm | Updated: May 2, 2011 3:35 pm | Permalink

More preseason predictions and rankings have been released.

Gary Parrish of ranked BYU sixth among schools not from a non-BCS conference. He names Fredette the best among all teams from the non-BCS programs. He also blogged about his interview with Fredette.

Steve Megargee of ranks the Mountain West Conference as the seventh best in the nation. He picked BYU to finish second, named Jimmer Fredette and Jackson Emery the best backcourt in the league and Fredette the preseason player of the year. He also selected Emery as the league's most underrated player.

Preseason Rankings, Previews and Top Assistants

Oct 13, 2010 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 7:31 pm | Permalink

Thomas Emerick from AOL Fanhouse wrote a nice preview for the upcoming 2010-11 season. Check it out here.

Jeff Goodman of Fox Sports released his preseason top 25 and has the Cougars at No. 25.

Goodman also ranked the top assistants in the Mountain West and listed BYU's Dave Rice at the top.

Plaisted Invited to 76ers Training Camp

Sep 14, 2010 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 7:19 pm | Permalink

Former Cougar big man Trent Plaisted has been added to the training camp roster for the Philadelphia 76ers. Read more here.

Yahoo! Sports on BYU's Move to the WCC

Sep 02, 2010 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:50 pm | Permalink

Jason King of Yahoo! Sports analyzes BYU's move to the West Coast Conference and the opportunity to broadcast games on ESPN and BYUtv starting in the 2011-12 season.