Tyler Haws (Junior), Matt Carlino (Junior), and Kyle Collinsworth (Sophomore) were named captains of the 2013-2014 BYU Basketball team. Let's explore the 3 C's of what it takes to be a Captain at BYU this year.
Tyler Haws is the star. He put up 21.7 points per game (Jimmer wasn't doing that in his Sophomore year: averaging only 16.8), had a 87.7% success rate at the free throw line (5% above Jimmer) and played for an average of 34.3 minutes per game. Needless to say, he was the star of last years team, and he was only a Sophomore. He's still got places to go and people to beat. He seems an obvious choice for a captain.
Matt Carlino has put up a consistent 11-12 points per game for the past 2 years he's played at BYU. He is a man of consistency, no matter who he's playing with or against, pulling down 3.6 rebounds per game in 2013 and 3.0 in 2012. 4.8 assists in 2013, 4.6 in 2012. Free throw percentage: 71.8% and 75.9% respectively. He also has a decent Field Goal and Three Point percentage during that time. If there's anyone the team can count on to weather any storm, it's going to be Carlino. Captain.
Collinsworth. There's just a level of respect that comes with this name. Kyle's first year was played on the 2010-2011 Jimmer team that took their game to the Swa-weeet 16. As a freshman, Kyle showed extreme promise. In 2011 he pulled out a 48.1% field goal percentage (just 0.2% off of Tyler Haw's performance last year), and pulled down an average of 5.1 rebounds per game (again, beating Tyler, this time beating him by half a rebound every game). Although he only averaged 5.8 points per game and had a dismal 56.8% free-throw percentage, great things are expected of this return missionary. Can't wait to see what he brings to the court. Captain.
So there you have it, credibility, consistency, and Collinsworth are the keys to our success this year. How do you expect these three to work together on the court? What will their strengths and weaknesses be together and what can they do now to overcome them?