Mike Bruesewitz, Stephen Rogers

Stephen Rogers’ career cut short due to knee problems

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For the second time during the offseason, BYU has seen a player get forced into retirement due to recurring injuries.

Last month, it was Chris Collinsworth. And today, as Cougar head coach Dave Rose announced, it was Stephen Rogers.

“I feel terrible for Stephen and his family,” Rose said in a statement. “He worked hard all offseason with hopes of returning to practice and helping our team this season. Stephen has had a major impact on the success of our teams the last couple years and he will be missed.”

“I’ve enjoyed my experience at BYU and I’m extremely grateful for all the support from family, friends and the fans,” Rogers said in the statement. “I look forward to supporting the team this season and doing what I can from the sidelines.”

Rogers chipped in 4.1 points and 2.2 boards as a member of Jimmer’s supporting cast in 2010-2011. Last season, he averaged 9.9 points and hit 15 threes in the first 10 games before tearing his meniscus. This will create a bit of a problem for Rose up front, as he doesn’t have much in the way of proven ability joining Brandon Davies on the front line. Look for Nate Austin’s role to become even more important now.

Rob Dauster is the editor of the college basketball website Ballin’ is a Habit. You can find him on twitter @robdauster.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR POWER RANKINGS: Buddy Hield isn’t going anywhere

Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield (24) drives to the basket as LSU guard Antonio Blakeney (2) defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
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It’s Tuesday, which means that it is once again time for the NBC Sports Player of the Year Power Rankings.

And you’ll be shocked to find out that Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield is still No. 1 in those rankings. By a pretty wide margin.

The rest of the top 10?

They can be found here, at the CBT FaceBook page. Follow that page for the countdown:

POSTERIZED: Texas A&M-CC with an off-the-backboard dunk

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This is pretty nice from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, who has made a habit out of getting themselves on the highlight reel.

Here’s another angle of the dunk: