As another disappointing season likely comes to an end for the Utah Utes men’s basketball team next week, it’s time to start looking ahead to 2013-14.
As Winston Churchill once stated, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
Here’s a few reasons to be both optimistic and pessimistic about next season:
While you may not think much of the talent on Utah’s team now, they are losing a few key players at the end of the year.
Most fans won’t be too disappointed with the loss of Jarred DuBois given some of the untimely misses he had this season, but he does lead the team in both scoring and assists. The transfer from Loyola Marymount averaged 12 points to go along with three “dimes” a game. DuBois’ points and assists average dipped slightly in conference play when Brandon Taylor was inserted into the starting lineup and Jason Washburn stepped up as a scoring threat.
Did I mention Jason Washburn? Yes, he’s gone at the en