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Published: Friday, June 3 2011 11:00 a.m. MDT

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Highland, UT

Well boylens endorsement might be the kiss of death. LOL

Hopefully Sharp pans out but I'm gonna take a wait and see approach with him. It isn't exactly a ringing endorsement when a kid transfers from a terrible program. I have seen Josh play quite a bit when he was at Lone Peak so I know he is good but he is very thin and needs to bulk up to be a good player.

Broom Hockey Champ
Alpine, UT

"Boylen penciled in Josh Sharp as a starter"

While I'm glad to see Sharp join the team, let's remember that Boylen's track record could be better. Sharp will need to visit the creamery after every practice for months if he wants to play D1 ball.

6'7" but 185 lbs?

WCC > MWC > pac10.2

Iowa City, IA

Boylen was correct Sharp will be a starter and a big time player...at BYU.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

The fact that Boylen (proven to be one of the worst recruiters in college basketball) had penciled Sharp in as a starter tells me all I need to know about what kind of basketball player Sharp is.

Oh, and PAC12 > MWC > getting hit in the head with a hammer > WCC. See, I can do it too...

Salt Lake City, UT

BYU had a scholarship in place and enrolled him for the fall before this kid told Krisco anything. Once again BYU wins the race to the gutter as they recruit a kid on his mission. Of coarse this is nothing new for the y, Stay classy BYU.
broom hockey champ
Keep telling yourself that the wcc is better than the Pac 12 if it makes you sleep at night but typically the wcc is a one bid league 2 at best.

Draper, UT

Scared of Pac 12 competition, these two run to the MWC and WCC. If they want to run from tougher competition, let em go. Not the type of players The U should want. Need tougher guys than that.

Eagle Mountain, UT

gone fishin;
BYU did NOT recruit Sharp or any other athlete while they were on their mission. BYU responded to an inquiry from Sharp's parents asking if there might be a place on the roster for him. Admissions office gave him the necessary paperwork prior to the deadline of the upcoming semester, just like any other missionary that will return home after the application deadline for the semester they want to attend has passed. Keep telling yourself that big bad BYU is doing no no's if it makes you sleep better at night. Utah screwed up the paperwork, then coach screwed up by not contacting anyone in Sharps family for 3 weeks after he was hired. He granted a conditional release to Sharp when he thought he had some leverage trying to prevent him from attending BYU. BYU grants transfer requests unconditionally when asked. Stayin classy!
What's passed is in the past. We will see how many bids each conference gets to the dance next year. Until then you just keep up your obsessive spouting off.

Old Gregg
Alpine, UT

@Gone Fishing,

This is a serious question, not ment to stir up anything, but how/where do you know that BYU had a scholarship in place and enrolled him for the fall before Sharp told Krisco anything? I really would like to read up more about this and if you have info on where I could verify that statement I would like to know where you heard/read that.


gregg fish

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

So, now can all my fellow Ute fans who have been trying to downplay this admit it is a true loss to our program? I just hate to see people come down on talented kids just because they decide the U isn't for them anymore.

As I said before, I believe Josh was lost to the Utes before Coach K had a chance to talk to him and the article in the Provo Daily Herald confirms that. Although I am equally sure that Josh's parent's fears about his scholarship were unfounded and fueled by all the speculation from the other schools calling to ask about him.

Old Gregg, you need to read the Daily Herald article. It spells out all the details and the time line.

1984 for life
Salt Lake City, UT

So Boylen thinks Sharp would have started for his team? Now that is an accomplishment.

Alpine, UT

Boylen was lights out with everything else he did at Utah, so why would anyone dispute anything he says?

West Jordan, UT

It doesn't bother me that Sharp choses to go to BYU to play hoops. In my mind I see it as though he is just like any returning Elder. Many of them seem to think they have to go there after they have returned. Many Elders who never wanted to go there, return home and all of a sudden it is the only place to go. Good luck to him.
As for Boylen, I can't for the life of me understand why we still have to have quotes from him. He was horrible at recruiting and all of a sudden this kid leaves and He had him penciled in? Can we please quit hearing about Boyen? Seems like sour grapes to me.

Old Gregg
Alpine, UT

@ Mormon Ute,

Thanks for the info, i'll check it out.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Anyone over 6'5" would have been started by Boylen. Regardless of talent.

But it's disheartening to see what talent we had penciled in for next year leaving for greener pastures. I think we're in for some lean years.

Karchaj, A.V.

Boylen had this guy pegged as a starter? That's good enough for me. He's all yours BYU.

flynn is the coolest
Salt Lake City, UT

To my fellow cougar fans- contrary to popular belief, Utah's players- such as Will Clyburn and JJ O'brien were good ballers- many were probably as good as many of BYU's players. The problem was that they were not coached properly. Watch out for a time in the future when Utah has both talent and good coaching- they'll give us a run for our money.

That said, I think Josh could fill K. Collinsworth's shoes nicely. Kyle was turned into a rebounding machine during the NCAA tourney- I think he had 14 or so boards against Florida. If Josh can put on 20 lbs. he will be a force to be reckoned with.

south jordan, utah

In Boylen's world I'm not surprised. This is why he's now known as the former coach.

Las Vegas, NV

Here is a question for Josh: In the WCC, does the home team's team mother have to provide punch and cookies for everyone at the game, or just the home team?

Of course Josh is going to get a lot of playing time. The WCC requires that the coaches play every boy on the team for a stated period of time each game, just like Pop Warner rules.

Go Dons!! Go Santa Clara!!!

Uncle Rico
Sandy, UT

I remembered when Boylen got hired, spoke about winning a national championship, what a crock. Boylen destroyed U of U's Basketball program, who cares what he thinks anymore.

Cedar Hills, UT

Who cares what Boylen thinks!

Coach K has to move on with what he has control over. He will get local talent. With his staff in place, I cannot see that NOT happening. He has the right people around him and from what I have seen, he and his staff CAN recruit. Give it some time.

As far as Sharp is concerned....move along folks, move along.

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