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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 6 2011 10:00 a.m. MDT

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flynn is the coolest
Salt Lake City, UT

BYU has great fans that come out and support the team."

Cougar fans, tickets are very reasonably priced at the MC. Let's make sure we fulfill Jordan's expectations this coming year- and in years to follow- even if the team falters in a few games.

Magna, UT


I'm a Cougar through and through and I had the exact same thoughts as you. Thanks for the good words and more than appropriate response to riddle.

Murray, UT

What bigs are out there that BYU has offered or is recruiting? Anyone know?

Realistic Goggles
Alpine, UT

Now the real work starts! The coaches have had it easy with born-to-be-blue guys joining the program.

What the Y really needs is some big players for the coming years. I am not aware of any quality bigs in the hopper.

Salt Lake City, UT

BYU seems to be fairly well set at the 1, 2 and 3 spot for the next 6 years. With a few solid recruits at the 4 and 5, they could be setting themselves up for a lot of success in the future.

Spanish Fork, UT

Congrats to Jordan. He comes from terrific parents -- Jeff and Leah. Very pleased to read Jordan will be going on a mission. That's the greatest good (IMHO).

Agree with motorbike as well. Ignore other schools and preemptive postings. Welcome them. The more they write, the more the readership goes up, the more stories are written. They are contributing and we love and appreciate them helping us.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

I am sure North Carolina, Texas, Kansas, Georgetown, Ohio State and Utah are all greatly disappointed that they weren't even considered.

Looks like the kid wanted to play in the West Coast Catholic league...although going to Stanford was certainly the best academic choice...who can say about WaZoo...OSU and U of O have better basketball programs than WaZoo.

Idaho Falls, ID

Next target: Jabari Parker. Now that would be a major, major coup.

Do we have a "lights-out" 3-point shooter among the recent commitments?

Bountiful, UT

Congratulations Jordan. Always fun to see someone follow their father's lead. Would have loved to watch you play at the U. Good luck in your high school career and on your mission. See in 2016 . . .

Serenity Now
Highland, UT

To FDRfan:

I recall Jeff Chatman coming to BYU from Talladega, Alabama in 1984 or 85. According to a Cougar Club website:

"Led his Munford High team to the county and area championship twice ... selected All-County three times and All-State twice ... chosen MVP in the Alabama All-Star basketball game ... placed second in the slam dunk contest ... all-time career scoring and rebounding leader an Munford ... discovered by BYU while the Cougars were at the 1984 NCAA tournament ... had 16 points, seven rebounds and 11 blocked shots at prep all-star game and was named games MVP ... coached by Leon Stephens (Jacksonville St.)."

Highland, UT


No idea about how NC, Kansas, Texas or OSU feel about it but even mentionaing the pathetic utah program with those excellent ones is LOL hilarious.

And yes utah is greatly disappointed. They recruited him, they wanted him, they badly needed him, and they were rejected by him.

I personally have no idea if he will be a good player, I've never seen him play, but it is pretty safe to say he is better than anything the utes are likely to get seeing as though they routinely get rejected by almost every single player they go head to head with BYU over. Yes I know they got one, but of course BYU got 3, and that is just this year.

It is no doubt very hard for you to swallow but it is what it is. Learn to live with it without the bitterness.

Orem, UT

Welcome, Jordan. Your dad is one of my all time favorite BYU players! Wonderful player and quality guy. All the best in your high school career and on your mission!

Salt Lake City, UT

@ Duckhunter | 5:24 p.m. Sept. 6, 2011
Highland, UT

Why the bitterness? Remember, the real Ducky never comments on recruits.

Sugar City, ID

Serenity Now | 5:17 p.m. Sept. 6, 2011
Highland, UT

Thank you. The article I read was written by a Birmingham paper and was complimentary to Chatman and BYU but was wondering if a rural black kid from Alabama could adjust to a white western school. I did not know that Chatman became a Mormon convert. There are a lot of good black kids, including quality athletes, from the rural south who would love BYU if they only knew about it. Also white kids. BYU needs to stay independent for this reason.

Captain L
Provo, UT

Great pick up by the cougs, congrats to Jordan.
In response to the question does the cougs have any 3 pt shooter in this group, I'm pretty sure the Emery kid is a standout 3 pt shooter.
As far a bigs go, we have 2 young kids just returning from their missions this yr and one that is just leaving.

Richfield, UT

I think you will find a couple of first year recruits are lights out shooters, Harrison and Carlino. I notice #44 on Jordans jersey in highlight real, I suspect it's the Ainge influence.

I think Jeff Chatman, Danny Ainge and Kresimer Cosic are my favorite all time BYU basketball players. (I've been following them since the 60's) OOPS better add the Jimmer.

Lyman, WY

Go Cougs. I am pumped about this get. The Cougars are looking good for the future.

Highland, UT


"Seldom" comment on recruits, not "never". And for that matter I'm not really commenting on the recruit, I'm commenting on the ute troll. That I do alot.

Saint George, UT

It's not too late to come to your senses and withdraw your commitment...

...I'm looking at you Mr. Loveridge.

Everyone else is doing it.


Alpine, UT

This was not a sure thing. Congratulations to Dave Rose and the Cougs for landing another great recruit. Several have mentioned that we need some big men to commit now and we do but don't forget that we have Nate Austen and Ian Harward just off their missions with all four years of eligibility left so they're essentially like new commits as well. The future looks bright!

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