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Published: Monday, Aug. 29 2011 8:00 p.m. MDT

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Orem, Utah

Great news for Cougar round ball fans. However, Emery was a Soph. and Haws was a Freshman last year if my memory serves me right. Coach Rose is loading up with more talent that ever before. Keep up the good work and stay healthy.

Holladay, UT

And boom goes the dynamite.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

The "recruit" that Utah took from the Cougars will get to play right away and won't have to really compete for a spot. While he is giving up many other things, he will play more minutes of basketball at Utah than at BYU. Congratulations to the Cougars for getting commits from these young men. Now let's hope there are a couple of others that might take BYU to the final four.

Lyman, WY

Good news for the Cougs!

Alpine, UT

This is awesome. We could have an all Lone Peak starting 5 in a few years - Tyler Haws, T.J. Haws, Nick Emery, Nate Austen and Josh Sharp. All great basketball players, all great young men. The Cougars future looks very bright!

Sandy, UT

Nick Emery > Loveridge. BYU basketball > Ute basketball. Now I'm just curious to see where the rest of Lone peak will go....like shumway and mika.

Bottom Line
Draper, UT

Incredible news. Emery has Jimmer type abilities to score and if Haws is anything like his older brother this will be a great backcourt for years. What a huge get for BYU more than offsetting the disappointing Loveridge news. Good luck to Loveridge.

Salt Lake City, UT

The last four Gatorade Players of the Year are or will be Cougars:

Tyler Haws 07-08, 08-09
Kyle Collinsworth 09-10
Nick Emery 10-11

Provo, UT

Great news, both kids are ballers and are going to be dang good.

Next up...Jabari Parker :)

Go Cougars!

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Now we can really donimate.

Murray, UT

Great to hear! cant go wrong with another Haws and Emery.

Frisco, TX

I thought they would both commit to BYU, but there's always that question mark in the back of your mind. I'd love to see Jordan Chatman commit to the Cougs also. He would complete the backcourt.

Is Nick a point or shooting guard? Is TJ a point or shooting guard? They are young enough, is there a chance they will grow an inch or two? I'm sure both will serve missions, so it will be awhile before we see them in their prime.

I've heard that Loveridge really wanted to come to BYU, but could see the log jam we already have at the wing with Rogers and Haws (next year), plus K. Collinsworth the year after, and Harrison who can play the 2 or 3.

Now the focus turns to getting another big guy for the class of 2013 and / or 2014. I'm anxious to see Harward and Austin. Will they be another James Anderson type player or will one of them be that dominant center like Plaistad or Davies. Nielsen should be a good on when he makes it to campus in 2015.

Castle Rock, CO

This is great news. Absolutely great players. When you watch their highlight videos you can tell they have been trained to play basketball since they were young by how they approach the game. Those are the kinds of players that win championships (as their track record in high school is proving). I love that they said "at BYU you never play in front of an empty crowd." That showed that people notice how little support Utah is giving their team right now in down years.

If only Jordan Loveridge would have committed. My guess is that Coach K recruited him like mad to play there because he knew his win/loss record likely depended on it. Right now, even with Jordan Loveridge, the outlook is pretty bleak for the Utes in the next few years (hard to tell past that). Without Jordan Loveridge (and especially with him at BYU) the situation would have been HORRIBLE. I can understand Loveridge committing because he probably got recruited hard by K. I don't understand why he would want to be part of that rebuilding, but more power to him. To each his own.

BYU is shaping up nicely for years to come!

Castle Rock, CO

Also, think about this. In the past few weeks BYU has landed Haws, Emery and Hinds in football and lost out on only Jordan Loveridge. That is a GREAT recruiting haul. We lost out on Chase Hansen but Tanner Mangum's performance at Elite 11, and watching highlights of Taysom Hill (the most athletic QB I have ever seen in HS) make that loss perfectly acceptable. It is a great time to be a BYU Cougar right now. Cougar nation is going strong!

If BYU gets invited into the BIG12 I think it will start to get even more lopsided. I am really glad that the Utes invitation to the PAC12 hasn't really done any damage in recruiting. I'll take our current haul any day!

Farid @ Pocatello
Pocatello, ID

I am in Idaho and don't know anything about the Loveridge kid. Is he LDS? If yes, then that was a coup for Utah. If he wasn't, then it makes sense that he went to the U.

Who would be a comparable player currently on the BYU roster, or is there one?

Honor Code
Denver, Colorado

WCC should be shaking in their high tops now!!!

highland, utah

Farid @ Pocatello | 10:48 p.m. Aug. 29, 2011
Pocatello, ID
I am in Idaho and don't know anything about the Loveridge kid. Is he LDS? If yes, then that was a coup for Utah. If he wasn't, then it makes sense that he went to the U.

Who would be a comparable player currently on the BYU roster, or is there one?

highland, utah

they don't compare Loveridge will be an NBA player...the other two will be all conference wcc players!!

Independence Is Bliss
San Jose, CA

Emery on one of the reasons he chose BYU: "You never play before an empty crowd at BYU, and I love that,"

Is that a dig on Utah? I think so.

Prediction: Loveridge will soon understand all too well that red seats don't make much noise and he will commit to BYU. He's probably already rethinking his decision now.

highland, utah

nice commits boys you will go undefeated in the WCC!!! It's really too hard to step up to the next level....but u boy's will be awesome at BYU!!!

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