BYU head men’s basketball coach Dave Rose has had a remarkable amount of success since he took over for Steve Cleveland before the 2005-06 season. He has a record of 305-111 in 12 years at the helm with four regular-season conference championships. His teams also have made 12 straight postseason appearances, including a trip to the Sweet 16 and a No. 10 final ranking in the AP poll in 2010-11.
He has also produced some talented players, including numerous all-conference players, conference players of the year, All-Americans and a National Player of the Year.
Here is a look at the best of those players, the ones who have carried BYU to 12 straight 20-win seasons since Rose took over.
Chase Fischer (2014-16)
As a knockdown outside shooter, Fischer was the perfect fit for Rose’s free-flowing offense. His best year was as a senior in ’15-16 when he was a first-team All-WCC selection after he averaged a team-best 18.2 points a game while connecting on 112 3-pointers.
In two seasons, he averaged 15.8 points on 38.1 percent shooting from beyond the arc while adding 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 71 games.
Trent Plaisted (2004-08)
Plaisted was a force for the Cougars on the inside for three seasons. He was a three-time All-MWC selection and the 2006 MWC Freshman of the Year. His most productive season came as a junior in ’07-08 when he was First-Team All-MWC after he averaged 15.6 points on 54.2 percent shooting from the field to go along with 7.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 blocks in 35 games.
In three seasons, he averaged 13.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 103 games.
Jonathan Tavernari (2006-10)
Tavernari was a deadly outside marksman who contributed no matter what role he was asked to play. He earned All-MWC recognition during each of his four seasons, including Freshman of the Year in 2006-07 and Sixth Man of the Year in 2009-10. His most impressive statistical season came as a junior in ’08-09 when he averaged 15.7 points, a team-leading 7.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.5 steals in 33 games.
In four seasons, he averaged 11.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.3 steals in 132 games.
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