Why BYU?

COACHING STAFF- Dave Rose has a .744 winning percentage as a college head coach, including a 127-40 (.760) record in five years at BYU and a 167-57 (.746) record in seven seasons at Dixie State College
- Rose’s 127 victories place him fifth for best career starts (first five seasons) by wins in NCAA history, ahead of the likes of Jerry Tarkanian, Jim Boeheim and Thad Matta
- Coaching staff helped BYU become the second-most improved team in the nation in 2005-06 — Rose’s first season
- Coaching staff guided BYU to back-to-back-to-back MWC Championships from 2007 to 2009
- Coaching staff has guided BYU to four-consecutive 25-win seasons, four-consecutive seasons ranked in the top 25 and four-consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament
- Program record 30 victories in 2009-10
- Coaching staff has playing experience in NCAA Final Fours, including a National Championship
- Coaching staff has played with or coached 28 NBA players
- Top recruiting, including first-year players receiving 11 conference newcomer or major individual awards in the last 12 years

 

UNIVERSITY- Outstanding academic reputation
- Unique and diverse opportunities
- Commitment to athletics
- Outstanding facilities
- Nation’s largest private university

 

ACADEMICS- New Student Athlete Academic Center
- Full-time Academic Advisement staff and tutors
- Commitment to graduation with No. 1 graduation rate in the MWC
- Only program honored by NCAA with 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Public Recognition Awards for High Academic Achievement that also earned NCAA Tournament berths in each of those seasons
- Member of the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Program

 

BYU AND THE PROS- 44 player selections in the NBA Draft
- Three NBA Draft picks in the last six years
- Six first-round draft choices, including No. 8 overall Rafael Araujo in 2004 draft
- NBA Rookie of the Year and All-Star selections
- Numerous players have signed to play professionally overseas

 

NATIONAL EXPOSURE- National and regional television exposure through past contract with ESPN/ABC and current broadcast partnership with CBS College Sports, which allows more broadcasts of BYU games than ever before
- The MountainWest Sports Network (“The Mtn.”), the first-ever super regional sports network dedicated solely to an intercollegiate athletic conference available on Direct TV and other national cable networks

 

TRADITION- No. 17 all-time among Division I programs in victories
- 87 winning seasons with .617 winning percentage ranking 35th all-time
- 25 NCAA Appearances with last year’s NCAA invite being the seventh in the last 10 seasons
- 2 NIT Championships in 10 NIT appearances
- 28 Conference Championships
- 79 All-America citations, 113 all-conference citations and 44 NBA Draft selections
- 2 Basketball Hall of Fame inductees
- Wooden and Eastman Award Winner as nation’s top player
- Ranked No. 41 basketball program all-time by ESPN/Sagarin

 

MARRIOTT CENTER MAGIC- 22,700-seat Marriott Center - third-largest on-campus college arena in the country
- 448-119 Marriott Center record, a .790 winning percentage
- 139-13 home record over last ten seasons
- Home winning streak of 53 games from 2005-2008 is a program record
- Top-25 average attendance in 35 of the last 39 seasons
- 16,019 annual attendance average in 39 seasons in the Marriott Center

 

SCHEDULE- Tournaments such as 2010 South Padre Island Invitational, 2009 Las Vegas Classic, 2007 Las Vegas Invitational, 2004 Maui Invitational, 2002 Paradise Jam (Virgin Islands)
- Toughest overall schedule in MWC since foundation of the league
- Recent schedules include ACC, Pac-10, Big 12, Big East, SEC, Big Ten
- MWC Tournament in Las Vegas

 

COMMITMENT- Staff’s commitment to the intellectual, physical and spiritual development of the student-athlete
- Student and community support
- Commitment to lifelong learning and service

 

STYLE OF PLAY- Up-tempo high-scoring offense
- Pressure defense
- Three-point shooting

 

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