Cougar Close-Up: Logan Magnusson

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PROVO -- BYU forward Logan Magnusson has been a part of several winning teams, competing in several championship games. With the successful season that BYU has had recently, it is Magnusson's hope that the team can get to the NCAA championship.

While attending Wasatch High School, Magnusson's team won back-to-back state title games his sophomore and junior year, but lost to Tooele his senior year.

"You can win as many state championships as you want," the 6-foot 6-inch Magnusson said, "but the one that sticks with you the most is the one that you didn't get."

Although Magnusson has been part of several winning teams, he's always tried to be a team player, helping his teammates in any way that he can.

"When he was young and was in Jr. Jazz," his mother Lori said, "he was making sure that everyone on the team was going to score. It was just always really cute and he's always just been that way."

"He brings out the best in everybody around him," said his father Lonnie. "He's always been very easy to get along with, but when he steps on the court, he was going to do whatever it took to win the game."

"I try to make my team the best that they can be," Magnusson said. "My teammates, I give them a lot of credit because they've been phenomenal teammates."

While attending Salt Lake Community College (SLCC), the team was in the National Junior College Championship game. With 12:37 left in the game, SLCC was down by 14 points. The team rallied back and won the game by seven points.

"When that buzzer went off," Magnusson said, "we all just felt exhausted. We didn't even know what to do."

"I think he just know how to win," Lori said.

"I've been lucky to be a part of so many teams and so many great championships," Magnusson said. "I've enjoyed every bit of it."

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