San Diego • When BYU football star Bronson Kaufusi showed up at a practice a few months ago, the idea that the 6-foot-7, 260-pound defensive end would ever make an impact for the Cougars' basketball team seemed far-fetched.
Kaufusi has not only done that, but he's also gotten minutes ahead of scholarship players such as Ian Harward and Agustin Ambrosino.
Heading into Thursday night's game at San Diego, Kaufusi had appeared in eight of the 10 games in which he was available to play. In the game against San Diego, on Jan. 19, he played a career-high seven minutes. He scored field goals in his first two games, against Loyola Marymount and San Francisco, but hasn't scored since and has never attempted more than one shot a game.