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Published: Tuesday, March 15 2011 10:27 a.m. MDT

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So. Cal Reader
Escondido, CA

Let's hope their ready for the Nat'l Audience, as they were against San Diego ... but this time without Davies. Interesting tidbit shared in San Diego sports talk this morning was said Jimmer's been sick since Sunday. Any truth to that? I haven't seen anything listed in the Utah local papers. Let's go Cougs!

In My Humble Opinion
South Jordan, UT

There is an ongoing debate among Mormon faithful as to whether Jimmer should go on a mission, or whether his career is serving missionary purposes. If you read the links and know the legend, one thing is for sure, he exemplifies this scripture: "I was in prison, and ye visited me."

washcomom
Beaverton, OR

I love how Jimmer and his brother really connected with the inmates - in a good way. He truly emulates the scripture where it says, "I was in prison, and ye visited me." (Matt. 25:36). The value of another human being in a correctional facility being loved helps boost many people. And those there have a great thing to look forward to as he continues to play.

Good luck to Jimmer, and the rest of the Cougars! You all deserve to be there!

JNA
Layton, UT

I don't care what anyone says, win or lose, this has been a fun year for Cougar basketball fans. A great player, a great team, a great coach and lots of fun stories about the program. I especially chuckle at the "cherub cheeked Mormon" reference. Good luck to BYU and Utah State University. It's great for the State of Utah.

Cats
Somewhere in Time, UT

Dear In My Humble Opinion: Excellent point!

It is between Jimmer and the Lord what sort of mission he serves. Steve Young went home Christmas of his freshman year fully expecting to put in his papers and leave on a mission. He was told through a bishop's blessing that he was instead to return to BYU and play football. Donnie Osmond was also told to continue his career because he was doing more good through that. Not everyone should serve a regular full-time mission. Jimmer is doing so much good with what he is doing now.

Walter Bellhaven
Las Vegas, Nevada

None of us need have anything to say about what someone does or doesn't do vis-a-vis going on a mission and other gospel responses. Our decisions, ultimately, are between us and the Lord. We each have to live with our decisions; it's sad how some times in mormon culture, we focus too much on what other people should, or shouldn't be doing. It isn't within us to condemn each other over missing a clarion call; indeed, we should constantly be encouraging and commending each other as we bare, personally, our crosses/callings.

Mr.Bart
St. George, Utah

There are inmates at Purgatory Correctional Facility in Washington County, Utah that love to watch Jimmer. The inmates speak of Jimmer and Dave Rose as a motivating factor for them, the inmates, to excell in life. I know. I interact with the incarcerated as a teacher. The Jimmer is definitely a saint and is very effective at giving the inmates a reason to believe.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

That headline gave me heart attack! I thought it meant he was in jail. I'm relieved to hear he's still walking the streets. I'm a Ute fan but I really like this kid and wish him well in the tournament. Best of luck cousins!

BobP
Port Alice, B.C.

Jimmer is a class act.

cindyacre
Shelley, ID

Jimmer's jailhouse training has to be the best training for facing rowdy NBA fans (and San Diego State.)

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