Kaufusi, 6-foot-7, 260 pounds, played basketball in high school. The Deseret News reports that he averaged 15 points per game in 2008, and 16.5 in 2007. He has some skills, but he hasn't played competitively in four years.
Joining the team late and after such a long break from competitive play puts Kaufusi at a major disadvantage. West Coast Conference play is starting, so head basketball coach David Rose probably isn't willing to give Kaufusi a lot of minutes unless he is substantially contributing. The time for giving players minutes to help them develop is over.
Personally, I am still undecided. It seem to me that "average" is the de facto answer. You don't want to write him off because of the disadvantage described above or for another reason, but it is hard to justify expecting him to walk on the court and take over. He isn't a 7-footer that few teams have the right personnel to shut him down.
It will be curious to watch. He saw his first action last night in a 92-51 win over Loyola Marymount. In two minutes of play, Kaufusi scored 2 points on 1 of 1 shooting and had one steal.
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