14 Aug
2020

Utah Utes basketball: Freshmen play well

first_imgThe 6-foot-3, 200-pounder from Fort Bend, Texas, got his first start and played well, scoring 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range while grabbing four rebounds.BOISE — In a game where your team trails by 28 points early in the second half and eventually loses by 21 (80-59), there usually aren’t lot of positives to take away.However, the Utah basketball team had a few things to smile about after its loss to Boise State Wednesday, particularly the play of freshman guard Anthony Odunsi.The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder from Fort Bend, Texas, got his first start and played well, scoring 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range while grabbing four rebounds.When asked about any positives for his team Wednesday, the first thing coach Larry Krystkowiak said was “I thought Anthony Odunsi looked pretty comfortable on the floor, certainly on the offensive end.”Odunsi called it a “learning experience” for everyone and tried to downplay his nice numbers.”I’ve been working hard every day in practice trying to prove myself to everybody and to prove myself to coach,” he said. “Just because I scored some points doesn’t mean anything. I felt like I let my team down. I feel like we can do a whole lot better and we will.”Another positive was the play of freshman guard Kareem Storey, who finished with seven assists and just two turnovers in 27 minutes of action.”Kareem did a nice job distributing the ball and got the ball around to people,” said Krystkowiak.The Utes played 12 players on the night and sometimes had as many as four freshmen on the floor at the same time.Email: [email protected]last_img

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