BYU Basketball: Impact of Cougars reportedly losing transfer Ques Glover

There was a good chance that Ques Glover was going to start for BYU Basketball next season. Instead, they’re reportedly set to lose him.

As the program leaves the WCC for the Big 12 Conference, there were several areas of need for BYU Basketball and its roster. And for the most part, they added one dealing with each. To add to the frontcourt depth is Aly Khalifa, a 6’10 big man from Charlotte that’s a skilled offensive player. And for shooting enters Dawson Baker, a shooting guard transfer from UC Irvine that averaged 15.3 ppg on 37% shooting from deep.

The third transfer portal pickup for the Cougars was supposed to be Ques Glover, a 5’11 guard from Samford. in 19 games, the point guard averaged 14.1 ppg and 2.1 apg and was going to give the team a needed scoring boost on the perimeter entering the Big 12.

Glover did only average around 3.0 ppg in his first two years at Florida so there’s a case that he wouldn’t have succeeded in the Big 12 anyways. But BYU needed to find out on the court because they don’t have a ton of ball-handlers on the roster. Dallin Hall started for most of his freshman season and likely will again, with reserve Trey Stewart backing him up. And with Baker now on the roster, look for 5th-year senior guard Spencer Johnson to get some minutes at the 1-spot next season too.

Ultimately, it’s going to come down to how much Hall develops. He averaged 7.3 ppg and 3.2 apg in his first season, coming off a 2-year Church mission. The All-WCC freshman certainly had his moments, including a pair of game-winning shots in the non-con, along with 23 points against Saint Mary’s. He also only had two double-digit scoring games in the last 12 games of the season.

The question for Hall, as well as the rest of the BYU roster, is whether or not they’re ready for the Big 12. The blessing in disguise for the program is that they can throw him in the fire and find out. If he struggles too much, the Cougars would know that he’s ideally a backup at the highest level and can find a point guard that’ll stick around in the transfer portal next offseason.

But for now, Hall will be running the offense for the Cougars next season. And how well he plays may single-handily determine the program’s ability to compete in the Big 12.