Watching the Wisconsin-Duke game last night I could not help but see a resemblance to BYU in the Wisconsin team. The major differences were they had a power forward that could put the ball on the floor and a center that could score inside. (big differences, I know) They are not an overly athletic team but they have an offense that they run and it creates open shots and get the ball to the scorers. I think that Dave Rose is a good coach but the weakness in his system is the half court offense. I suspect this has something to do with him coming from the Junior College ranks where teams tend to play a more run and gun offense. This is in large part because the players are not there long enough to really adopt a system.
We have three players on the team that have the potential to develop into low post players. Neilsen, Kaufusi and Worthington are all big bodies that with proper coaching could develop back to the basket games. I expect that task to fall to Pope. To get this team to the next level in the coming years we will have to have a half court offense when teams are able to slow the game down. There is a lot of talent in the pipeline and having that post presence can only make them better.
Next year we will have Aytes and Davis at the forward position and both of them like to get the ball down low. Either one of them would have been a great addition to this year's team.