26 April 2014

Carlino's Way

Carlino's Way
Sometime ago BYU basketball announced that Matt Carlino would be leaving the program. Carlino graduates with a degree of exercise science and has managed to find his way to the Marquette University where ironically his last game as a cougar was where Marquette plays its games. Matt will not have to sit out the traditional year and is able to play immediately as a graduate transfer. He does have some family ties located to the area.

Carlino averaged 13.7 points, 4.3 assists, 3.4 rebounds. There were moments that Matt would single handedly taking over the reins keeping the cougs in a contest. There were also times that Carlino “No Filter” would simply shoot the cougs into oblivion. It was frequently hot and cold. There was no in between. No filter is what you got eventually getting him benched relegated to backup duty. It quickly became quite clear things were not right in the cougar den. Things again would be done his way.

Carlino is no stranger to school hopping and this comes as no surprise under the circumstances. Other schools that came calling included Purdue, Oklahoma State, Providence among others.
  Due to the unfortunate but expected transfer BYU should still be in solid shape going forward. However, with the Collinsworth injury for the beginning portion of the season the cougs might be somewhat short-handed at the point. It’s always tough to swallow losing a player with exceptional talent but Marquette will get an athlete that can make a significant impact with the right attitude. May he turn the page and find all the success to an eventual happy ending doing things the Carlino way. 

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