Utah Preview Capsule
Last season: 20-12, lost to Boise State in first round of NIT
Coach: Larry Krystkowiak
Who’s gone: F Kyle Kuzma, G Lorenzo Bonam, G Devon Daniels, G JoJo Zamora
Who’s back: F David Collette averaged 13.6 points, 5.1 rebounds last season; G Sedrick Barefield averaged 9.0 points and shot 39.3 percent from 3; F Tyler Rawson averaged 6.0 points, 3.7 rebounds; G Parker Van Dyke averaged 4.6 points and shot 34.9 percent from 3; C Jayce Johnson averaged 4.0 points, 4.3 rebounds.
Who’s new: G Justin Bibbins is a 5-foot-8 transfer from Long Beach State, where he was a two-time All-Big West selection; F Chris Seeley is a 6-8 redshirt freshman; F Donnie Tillman is a 6-7 athletic freshman from highly regarded Findlay Prep in Las Vegas; G Christian Popoola is a 6-4 freshman combo guard.
The Skinny: The Utes missed the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014 last season and now there’s an influx of new bodies into the lineup. Utah lost four of its top six scorers, including first-round pick Kyle Kuzma, and Collette is the lone returning starter. There are currently more questions than answers with so much turnover in the rotation.
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