Wednesday morning and afternoon marked media day for the BYU basketball team. BYUtv held interviews with all 15 of BYU's players, and the afternoon was capped with Dave Rose press conference and announcement of additional TV broadcasts.
I wasn't able to focus in on the entire day, but throughout the interviews and press conference, here are the major points I picked up:
Each player seems excited to play at the Barclays Center for the Coaches Versus Cancer Classic. I think the players understand the opportunity that will be, not just for the event, but for the quality of opponents they will play there.
Players also seemed focused in on winning the West Coast Conference championship. A year in the conference seems to have made players and coaches more familiar with both life in the conference and the quality of competition.
Stephen Rogers is still working through his knee injury, and progress seems to be minimal. After he plays, he says his knee "swells up like a balloon" and there are questions about his fitness due to minimal workout abilities. During the press conference, Coach Rose said there is a distinct possibility Rogers does not play at all this season.
JC transfer Raul Delgado dislocated an elbow at the beginning of the school year, but is expected to be fully recovered in time for the season to start.
Brandon Davies indicated he worked hard on refining his post moves so that he can feature the most effective ones all season. He also said he spent time on his outside shot -- it seemed the big man wants to make sure he can contribute however and whenever needed.
Agustin Ambrosino defined his game as more of a pick-and-pop-type game from a forward. He said he plans to play some inside, but his role will be to knock down jumpers and space the floor to let Davies work.
I'm still searching for a list, but BYUtv announced a large slate of games to broadcast for the season. Essentially, every home game is on either ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU or on BYUtv. It sounds like only a handful of games will not be televised, if any. (Remember last season, BYUtv was allowed to simulcast the feed from San Diego local TV, for instance.)
UPDATE: Here is a list via a BYU press release.