SALT LAKE CITY (AP) David Collette doesn't often look back at the strange, twisting road of college basketball that he's navigated the last four years. The Utah senior power forward is more focused on finishing out his final year, and first full season since 2014-15, on a high note.
"It's crazy, it goes fast," Collette said. "Everyone likes the opportunity (to lead). It's not something I've (specifically) looked forward to. I do what I do. I'm here to help the team."
Utah began its first day of practice on Friday with a roster featuring plenty of new faces. Gone to the NBA is leading scorer Kyle Kuzma, the Lakers' first-round draft pick who shined during the NBA Summer League. Starting point guard Lorenzo Bonam graduated and guards Devon Daniels and JoJo Zamora transferred. The Utes will have four new starters and five newcomers, including a redshirt freshman.