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Published: Tuesday, Jan. 4 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

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Utah Native
Farmington, UT

Great article on a rising star, despite the "Emery, a star at Lone Peak High in Provo..." reporting mistake.

Boise, Id

Number 6 in the nation in steals per game average. For BYU to win a tournament game it will not only be Jimmer but Jackson that will need to shine in the big dance. Jackson plays the best defense of any player on the team. He is fun to watch when he jumps the passing route and takes the ball for an easy scoring oppertunity.

West Jordan, Utah

Jackson is a great competitor and has starred in this State for many years. He's got the toughness to lead BYU to a MWC title.

He might have been just as responsible for sending Utah's Marshall Hendersen packing and running back home to Texaslast. Jackson shut him down/up during both games and left him little hope that things would be any different this year.

Players like Emery only come around so often.

Hammer the Rebels!

Roy, UT

love JE's game, wish he could avoid some of the needless fouls so he might stay in the game longer, I think he needs someone to challenge him on that.

Appleton, WI

Emery deserves every accolade he gets. Fun to watch and very easy to cheer for. I hope he breaks Ainge's record by 50 steals before the year is out.

Fresno, CA

It's nice to read some more about the other guys who hustle and work out there too.

Good luck with that record, Jackson. We're rooting for you.

Payson, UTAH

Emery earns more fouls because of his aggressive defensive play. He takes some chances and some of these decisions result in fouls. This is the price he pays to obtain the abundant fruit which consists in 1) reduced field goal percentage, 2) steals, and 3) opponents turn-overs. Another benefit is taking the best back court player out of his game, putting more pressure on the second tier players of the opponent. The cost benefit is very well worth it. When the fouls take him off the court in the first half, the team really feels the loss, so too many fouls is a real concern. It is the price of doing business when you are that aggressive defensively. When Emery gets in foul trouble, Charles A. and Kyle Collinsworth have to make hay with the increased minutes that they will receive.

La Verkin, UT

Love watching this guy. Check your math - 3 pointers are at .431 not .491.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

Like I said, JE's is a Prince of Thief. Love his style with hard work. Is his brother play tough like him or just shoot better? And, is he leaning to come at the Y?

Salt Lake City, Utah

I taught Jackson in his Business Communications class--a very work-intensive course that is perhaps the most demanding of all the courses in the business school. Jackson was a model student, who had to work almost twice as hard as the average student during the semester, due to late-night basketball games and long road trips. Jackson was never late for our early morning class and turned in every assignment on time. He never once asked for a break, and he never got one. He was one of my top students and demonstrated complete effort and dedication to his learning, just like he plays basketball. I only wish that I had been able to demonstrate such intense effort in my own teaching for that particular semester. He's an inspiring guy.

Spanish Fork, UT

Robert Ramos is probably looking for the easy job he is going to have next year when Jackson graduates, unless we have someone step up and take some risks with controlled abandon to get that steal.

Saturday is Clean-up day for Jackson, he does his fair share of cleaning up on the 4700 sq ft of hardwoods at The MC

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

It's sad that because of the honor code, BYU doesn't get the athletes.

Wilsonville, OR

Exodus 20:15

Bloomington, IN

Emery is #1 in the nation in steals to turn over ratio. Keep up the good work. Go Cougs!

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