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Why BYU Men's Basketball

Reasons To Choose BYU


Coaching Staff

  • Dave Rose has a .743 winning percentage as a college head coach, including a 283-99 (.741) record in 10 years at BYU and 167-57 (.746) record in seven seasons at Dixie State College
  • Rose and his coaching staff helped BYU become the second-most improved team in the nation in 2005-06 in Rose's first season
  • Coaching staff guided BYU to six-straight 25-win seasons (2006-07 to 2011-12), six-straight trips to the NCAA Tournament (2007 to 2012) and five-straight seasons ranked in the top 25 (2006-07 to 2011-12)
  • Coaching staff has playing experience in the NCAA Final Four
  • Top recruiting, including first-year players receiving 14 conference newcomer or major individual awards in the last 19 years
  • Passion for basketball and commitment to players

Tradition

  • No. 12 all-time among Division I programs in victories
  • 89 winning seasons with .625 winning percentage ranking No. 28 all-time
  • 29 NCAA Appearances including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2011
  • 2 NIT Championships in 11 NIT appearances
  • 29 Regular Season Conference Championships including three-straight from 2007 to 2009
  • 27 All-Americans, 41 first-team all-conference honorees and 45 NBA Draft selections
  • 2 Basketball Hall of Fame inductees in Stan Watts and Kresimir Cosic
  • Danny Ainge 1981 National Player of the Year (Wooden and Eastman)
  • Jimmer Fredette 2011 National Player of the Year (Wooden, Naismith, Robertson, AP, NABC)

  

University

  • Outstanding academic reputation
  • Unique and diverse opportunities
  • Commitment to athletics
  • Outstanding facilities
  • Nation's largest private university

Marriott Magic

  • 18,987-seat Marriott Center
  • 532-132 Marriott Center record, a .801 winning percentage
  • 237-28 home record (.894) over last 17 seasons
  • School record streak of 53-straight home wins from 2005-2008
  • Top-25 average attendance in 41 of the last 45 seasons
  • 16,628 annual attendance average in 45 seasons in the Marriott Center
  • No. 6 in the nation in attendance in 2010-11 at 18,714 per game, including eight sellouts

Academics

  • Student Athlete Academic Center
  • Full-time Academic Advisement staff and tutors
  • Commitment to graduation
  • Member of the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Program

Schedule

  • Tournaments such as 2015 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, 2014 EA Sports Maui Invitational, 2013 College Basketball Experience, 2012 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, 2011 Chicago Invitational, 2010 South Padre Island Classic, 2009 and 2007 Las Vegas Invitational, 2004 Maui Invitational, 2002 Paradise Jam (Virgin Islands)
  • Recent schedules include ACC, Pac-10, Big 12, Big East, SEC, Big Ten opponents
  • WCC Tournament in Las Vegas

BYU & the Pros

  • 45 player selections in the NBA Draft
  • Four NBA Draft picks in the last 12 years
  • Seven first-round draft choices, including No. 10 overall Jimmer Fredette in 2011 Draft
  • NBA Rookie of the Year and All-Star Selections
  • Numerous players have signed to play professionally overseas

Commitment

  • BYU's Mission and commitment to its athletes
  • Student and community support
  • Staff's commitment to the development of the student-athlete

National Exposure

  • Television exposure through partnerships with ESPN and BYUtv give fans across the globe access to BYU basketball
  • Since 2011, 69 games have been broadcast on the ESPN family of networks and 88 have been broadcast on BYUtv

Style of Play

  • Up-tempo high-scoring offense
  • Pressure defense
  • 3-point shooting