BYU Basketball: Three things to watch in the Westminster exhibition

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3 – Solidifying the Rotation

There were no surprises in the starting lineup when BYU took on Saint Martin’s, and the starters looked solid in the win.

Seljaas is back on the wing where he belongs, and his shot looks much smoother and more confident so far. He’s the obvious choice to take Elijah Bryant’s starting spot, at least to start the season.

But until Nick Emery’s return the bench looks like it lacks punch. Dalton Nixon is the most reliable bench player, but he’s not going to take over a game.

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Past Nixon there’s a lot of questions.

Who can score consistently? Dalton and McKay Cannon have never been reliable scorers, although they do a little of everything well enough to maintain minutes.

Are the freshmen ready? Gavin Baxter has been up-and-down. Connor Harding has been solid, but not a game-changer (yet). And the jury is still out on Kolby Lee until he gets some game time.

Will Rylan Bergersen take the next step? He showed flashes of his ability last year, but he hasn’t seemed to establish any consistency so far in the exhibitions. He’ll be a huge asset in the rotation if he can find a way to iron out his up-and-down play.

With so many question marks off the bench, the Westminster game is one last chance for Dave Rose to (hopefully) get a little clarity.

And that clarity is sorely needed when you open the season on the road at Nevada, the No. 7 team in the nation.