BYU basketball: Previewing the Cougars’ backcourt

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Steven Beo

Beo was awarded a scholarship by Dave Rose in April, after he was originally slated to be a preferred walk on for BYU basketball.

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To call Beo an explosive scorer might be an understatement.

He averaged 26.7 points per game as a senior in Washington and 27.7 points per game as a junior.

I’m not sure how he factors into the Cougars’ rotation this season, but he seems like the type of player that can get buckets, and players like that are always valuable.

The biggest adjustment for Beo will be moving and finding a rhythm without the basketball. He scored in such volumes in high school that he was free to take the ball down the court and hold it for as long as he pleased. That won’t be the case with the Cougars.