Yes, we are still in the heart of football season here at BYU, but that's not going to stop us from boiling over with excitement for basketball season, which is just around the corner.
Since the BYU Basketball twitter account was nice enough to give us some video footage, we decided to give it some super serious analysis.
:00 - :01 - THEY WERE CONES!
We come out the gate strong with the cone visual which honestly could mean many things. I'm not expert but in this scenario we don't see a bouncing ball so it's safe to say this this is a defensive drill. Maybe Dave is trying to tell us that defense will be an emphasis this season? We can only hope. The fact that they are blue cones (as opposed to the traditional orange traffic cones) probably has some very deep meaning as well. We have all season to investigate.
:01 - :03 - SKY HOOK
Oh hey Kyle Davis! Finally, after hearing how you were the best post player BYU had to offer, we can enjoy your basketball skills and abilities. Based on your ability to effectively use the hook shot, I will assume that your game is exactly like that of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. That being the case I expect nothing less than 24 points and 11.2 rebounds per game. That's reasonable, right?
:03 - :05 - DAVE ROSE PREACHES THE GOOD WORD
Before long that face will be beet red as he yells without reservation into the ear of a WCC official. CANT. WAIT.
:05 - :06 - WELCOME BACK CORY CALVERT
Hey Corey, how was you mission? It's good to have you back on the team. It might take you a while to get adjusted to the OH GOSH YOU'RE GOING TO SHOOT IT FROM ALL THE WAY OUT THERE? SLOW YOUR ROLL COREY. AT LEAST START OUT WITH SOME LAYUPS OR SOMETHING. WHAT WERE THEY FEEDING YOU OUT IN BOSTON? DID YOU TRACT INTO ANTOINE WALKER?
:05 - :11 - KYLE BEING KYLE
I could provide some serious analysis on Kyle's improved catch and shoot ability but I'm distracted by his wavy hair as he goes up for the shot. He's given us some really strange looks over the past few years. His freshman year he kept it pretty basic with this short cut. Upon returning home from his mission in Russia he decided to this rock this strange faux mullet. Last season he stepped up his game to the classic side part. What will he go with this season? We all wait on bated breath.
:12 - :14 - NOTHING TO SEE HERE
Don't pay attention to this clip because while it is nice to see one Elijah Bryant in a BYU uniform, we won't get to watch him and his CAA Rookie of the Year self put on a game uniform until next year. I'm sure he'll look great in a suit!
:14 - :15 - WAIT, JAKE TOOLSON DOES MORE THAN SHOOT 3'S?
BREAKING NEWS: Jake Toolson has left his permanent home beyond the three point line to explore short-term rentals inside the paint. Now this is only the first day of practice but the fact that we have video footage of Jake dunking leads us to believe that it might happen in a game. More on this story as it develops.
:16 - :17 - WHO?
That's Braiden Shaw. This photo is everything you need to know about the 6'9" freshman.
:18 - :22 - CHASE FISCHER'S MAGICAL HAIR
Chase's hair looks good but it would have looked GREAT if he kept this style. He probably would have avenged at least 32 points per game too. Oh well. He's still have a nice year. Whatever.
Say goodbye to Chase Fischer's hair. It's getting cut in 30 minutes. pic.twitter.com/GFjtjxeo6o— Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) September 29, 2015
:22 - :23 - EVERYONE WILL HATE NATE AUSTIN
I love having Nate Austin back on this team because the dude is super annoying, but in the best way possible. He's that guy who is hustling, yelling and (as evidenced by this clip) flailing his long arms all over the place. He might not have all the physical tools but no one players harder and agitates the opposition quite like Nate. You despise playing against a guy like him but love it when he's on your side. Here's to Nate's health and hoping that he's the most hated player in the WCC this season.
:23 - :27 - DEFENSE?
Hey look! Corey Calvert decided to slow his roll and play some defense. Let's hope he's got some of that post-mission Tanner Mangum magic.
:27 - :30 - KYLE BEING KYLE
This doesn't look all that cool because Kyle can do this in his sleep. While wearing Doc Martins. And holding a fly fishing rod. And braiding his wife's hair. And reciting passages from Tolstoy's War and Peace.