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Published: Thursday, April 14 2011 12:00 p.m. MDT

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Ann Arbor, MI

Moutainman 4/13/11 "
"As a returned missionary from Tiawan, he speaks Mandarin Chinese. Maybe one of the most difficult languages in the world, which proves he is intelligent! Therefore he will fit in very well at BYU!"

Ouch, that's gotta sting.

Dave S
Holladay, UT

How can this be? Losing a recruit to Hawaii after your best season in 30 years!!

West Jordan, UT

lol yes hedgehog, that does sting. But not nearly as bad as being a Runnin' Ute fan must sting.

Who transferred this week? Ouch.

West Jordan, Utah

I know the answer - WCC.

Oh, please!
Saint George, UT

Give it a rest, people. Maybe the kid just wanted to go where the winters aren't so cold!!

Eagle Mountain, UT

Doesn't sting nearly as bad as having your top three players leave the team and having an average of 3-4 players leave every year.

BYU will be fine without another 6'6" skinny guy. They are loaded at center even with Anderson leaving, They are loaded at the 4, they have Rogers, Abouo at the 3 and they have 4-5 guards on next years team.

How is your team doing on their recruiting?

Salt Lake City, UT

Good luck to him. At lest he didn't sign and then leave after he got to know the program, as in the utes ongoing debacle.

Sandy, UT

His Mom is from Hawaii, he has family there.

You're actually making causation arguments and stating it's because of the WCC?

He's going to Hawaii, which will now be playing in the Big West, try again.

BYU lost this recruit, not unusual. At least their best players didn't leave the team. Utah.

Go Wazzu-Utes

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

gotta love these ute trolls always trying to poke holes in the Mighty Cougar basketball program. Ouch - it stings.

Omaha, NE

Kiboo, you're saying going to the WAC is better than the WCC? The WAC has USU, who can't win in the postseason ever, and the WCC can get a few teams in the dance depending on the year and has a nice contract with ESPN. He went to Hawai'i for Hawai'i probably, not for the WeAC.

Honor Code
Denver, Colorado

Let's see.....a recruit is offered to play WCC or WAC......hmmmm I'd go with the WAC!!!

Another sign of being kicked to the curb by the football team!!

Salt Lake City, UT

Go Hawaii

Springville, UT

You can't lose something you never had.

On the other hand if you want a perfect example of losing 'something' just look to the next program north... bazinga!

'Soul crushing' and 'deliciously ironic' at the same time, eh Utesy trolls?

Ann Arbor, MI

This will be called the "WCC effect" going forward.

First Rose then Anderson and now this.

Even a once in 30 year run and a POY could't stop the dominos from falling.

Big question; what's next?

Syracuse, UT

What's next hedgehog? I'll tell you....how about another u player leaving and many HS/JC players not even considering going to the u. Many at least consider BYU along with many big and small time schools. The u can't even say that this year or for the coming several years.

Salt Lake City, UT

Hedgehog...dude has relatives in Hawaii, they are playing in China which was another factor in deciding on Hawaii. Oh yeah... unlike BYU, at Hawaii, he can play right away.

Pleasant Grove, UT

I'm a Cougar fan, and even I can't blame a 20-year-old kid for taking the opportunity to spend four years in paradise on someone else's dime. It's always been a mystery to me why Hawaii can't pull in better talent with all they have to offer.

Mesa, AZ


Yep the dominos are falling. He didn't come to the Y and Anderson left.

The Y is just loosing everything! Gosh, what will we do? It's Shawn Bradley all over again!

Please, Please! Tell us what's next. I so look forward to insight and wisdom.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

Maybe there really is a crack in the armor. And I was only kidding when I said that about Anderson leaving. His reason was perfectly understandable, but this doesn't make sense.

Saint George, UT


This season, Brereton has received more than 22 scholarship offers, and has taken official recruiting trips to BYU, Hawaii and Tulane. The University of Utah and Santa Clara have offered official visits as well.

This must hurt, he didn't even give the U a visit.

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