The University of Utah men’s basketball team has found its way back to prominence in the college basketball world since Larry Krystkowiak took over before the 2011-12 season. After two seasons to fill the roster with his recruits, he has totaled four straight 20-win seasons, two trips to the NCAA Tournament and a Sweet 16 appearance in 2014-15.
While he has been a massive part of the successful turnaround on the hill, he hasn’t done it alone. After all, you need great players to win consistently, and coach K has been able to help produce plenty of them.
This team is the best of those players, the guys who have helped to carry the Utes back into national relevance.
Devon Daniels (2016-17)
His career lasted just one season before things went south, but Daniels’ freshman campaign was good enough to deserve a bench spot. During the ’16-17 season, he averaged 9.9 points while shooting an impressive 57.1 percent from the floor, including 40 percent from beyond the arc. He added 4.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 29 games.
Tyler Rawson (2016-current)
Rawson’s value goes far beyond the stat sheet. While his numbers won’t wow anyone, he did the little things on both ends of the floor to help the Utes win during his first season on the hill. In 32 games he averaged 6.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists.
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