Starter: John Fairchild (1963-1965)
Fairchild only played two seasons for BYU, but averaged 20.9 points and was known for being able to shoot with either hand. He also still holds the BYU record for rebounds per game with 11.8 per game. He would be the anchor on this team to ensure that two or three players can streak down the court off a miss while Farichild pulls down the rebound and finds outlet passes to get down the court quickly.
Backup 1: Eric Mika (2013-2014, 2015-2016)
It was very tempting to put Branden Davies as the backup here, but Mika’s statistics his sophomore year were significantly better than anything Davies did. Granted some of that was the team he played on, but it is tough to ignore a player who puts up 20.3 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, and is second all time in consecutive double doubles with seven. If Mika had played another two years there is a good chance he may have been BYU’s best center of all time.
Backup 2: Shawn Bradley (1990-1991)
The 7’6″ center can’t be left off this team. Bradley was a decent center offensively and on the boards averaging 14.8 points and 7.7 rebounds per game, but his real talent was shot blocking. His 5.6 blocks per game are by far the most of any BYU player and 4th all time nationally. He struggled with foul trouble and wasn’t the greatest shooter limiting him as far as being in the top two centers, but if you need a shot blocker you’ve got your guy.
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There is no doubt that this team would be a Final Four team and probably win the National Championship but did we get the team right? What do you think? What players would you add/replace? Let us know in the comments!