There's been a lot of talk recently about Stephen Rogers, the 6-8 wing from Mesa Community College by way of ASU.
Rogers has received a lot of recruiting attention and has narrowed his choices to BYU, New Mexico and Utah State. BYU was a late-comer to the Rogers sweepstakes, but has been "coming on strong" to Rogers' services.
Rogers was the Arizona JuCo player of the year, and averages about 21 points per game.
He's also a shooter. Big time shooter. Like, more of a shooter than JT was a shooter, shooter.
This is from BYU beat-writer Jay Drew's blog: "One of Rogers’ coaches told me that if you think Jonathan Tavernari liked to fire the ball up from all over the place, you should see this kid. '[Rogers] hasn't met a shot he didn't think he could make,' he said."
I like JT, and I like shooters, but I hope Rogers can play defense. I'd be a lot happier with a lock-down defender than a crazy shooter at this point.
And I have to wonder, will Cougar faithful have a collective heart attack with two more years of a JT-like chucker?