Nov. 9, 2012; Provo, UT, USA; Brigham Young Cougars forward Josh Sharp (12) stops Tennessee State Tigers guard Patrick Miller (2) during the second half at the Marriott Center. Mandatory Credit: Douglas C. Pizac-USA TODAY Sports
No. 3- Josh Sharp (BYU)
By Andrew Perkins
Sharp would be well-classified as a 4, but finds himself in the SF slot of the rankings here thanks to a dearth of proven talent at the 3 within the WCC. He showed flashes of brilliance last season, utilizing his quickness and hustle to tear down boards and find easy buckets. When the going got physical, however, coach Dave Rose elected to utilize football bruiser Bronson Kaufusi in the front court. As a result, Sharp’s minutes waned down the stretch, and he limped to the end of the season, literally (with an injured achilles). It’ll be interesting to see whether he can provide enough physicality and toughness to stand up to other WCC big men, or whether, like last season, somebody like freshmen Eric Mika or Luke Worthington will end up taking his minutes.