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Published: Monday, March 12 2012 2:00 p.m. MDT

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Herriman, UT

He had a fantastic year and deserved it for sure. Bummer he couldn't get the state title, but despite the "titles mean everything" mentality that is all the rage right now, basketball is a team sport, and the best individual player doesn't always win the title no matter how well he plays.

I don't follow HS hoops that closely, but is there anyone out there who can keep the Lone Peak stars from getting this award in 2013 and 2014?

Who should be on the radar for next season?

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

Congrats to this young man. I'm sure he'll stay 1 year, 2 year tops at the U, which seems to be part and parcel of how long their recent signees have stayed in the basketball program.

Cedar Hills, UT

Kudos to Jordan Loveridge. He deserves the honor. 'Madden' asked if anyone will keep Lone Peak stars from getting the award in the next two years. It's interesting. Because Lone Peak has won with a tandum of stars over the past several years, they haven't produced a Mr. Basketball since Jackson Emery 7 years ago. They have 4 State Titles in those 7 years and only one Mr. Basketball. The award goes to the single most valuable player and not necessarily the kid with the best team (though one would think that would play into it). If that trend continues, T.J. Haws will be the next Mr. Basketball from Lone Peak, in 2014, because he will have Emery and Mika next to him next year. I don't see anyone in the State who will be able to knock off Lone Peak next year, yet they likely will not have a player named Mr. Basketball to show for it. No matter, it's a team sport and the big prize is the State Championship. Amazing if Nick Emery ends his career without the honor. Not to discredit Loveridge. He's an amazing player!

Qwest Perfected
Salt Lake City, UT

Loveridge is an amazing player. He has the opportunity to make an immediate impact for the Utes. The fact that the Utes are rebuilding will give Jordan even more playing time as a true freshman.

I can't wait to see how much better next years Utah team will be. No doubt they have a lot more talent on the team it will be interesting to see how fast they can gel and play together as a team. Obviously the Utes need some offense and I think Jordan will be able to give a good spark.

I don't think they will be competing for the conference championship next year but there is no reason to think that they won't be competing at that level in a few years.

It's a great time to be a Ute and welcome to our family Jordan

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

Utah, really? Good luck. Too bad he isn't a gymnast.


Congrats on the award and in your choice Jordan. It will be fun watching you and the rebuilding process. Go UTES!

@Ducky, the only thing sad is your comment. Please don't complain about trolls on byu articles. Go Gaels!

American Fork, UT

Good kid, good player, and congrats on the award.

I question the selection just a little though. And I "still" really question how he's gonna do in the Pac12 - has zero outside shot, and at 6'6", good luck playing on the inside.

I do wish him well, and hope the best for his time up on the hill.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

Highland, UT

"Unfortunately he will wind up his utah career never having gone to the ncaa tournament and never winning a conference championhip. He may never even experience a winning season."

No NCAA tourny? No conference championship? No winning season?

Perhaps... But, notwithstanding your unsupportable predictions, the reality is that you don't know and I don't know...

But one thing we both know is that he will never play in a 3,000 seat arena.

Provo, UT


Sorry to burst your bubble but Tyler Haws won Mr. Basketball 2 years in a row 2008 and 2009.

Highland, UT


But we both know he'll play in a 15000 seat arena with only 3000 fans in it. Often.


Magna Ute Fan
Magna, UT

Why is the shed empty? All the tools are busy!

Good luck Jordan! You're going to have a great ride at the U!

Kaysville, UT

Congratulations to Jordan! Wasn't MJ just 6'6"? As I remember, there are 3-4 great HS players from Utah that played on the competitive summer league team. Two committed to the Aggies and Jordan to the U. I think 1-2 were BYU-bound. If I were Jordan, I'd jump ship and go to Utah State! :) But he seems pretty committed. Be'd be great with Medlin, Reed, and Co.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT


"But we both know he'll play in a 15000 seat arena with only 3000 fans in it. Often."

Actually Mr. Duckhunter we don't know that. You hope that, and you and you wish that... but you don't know that.

Think of it this way my deluded Cougar friend, Utah can get better and fill that 15,000 seat arena... but 15,000 will never occupy a 3,000 seat WCC arena.

Iowa City, IA

Congrats on the honor. Will be great to him in red.

highland, utah

howard ducky went to tulsa again like he did when it was 54-10

Highland, UT


Yes we do "know" that. We saw it all season long at the hc. We've been seeing it there for several seasons. Are you an ostrich?

Eagle Mountain, UT

His numbers were great for the year. I thought he looked like an average 6'6" guy in the state tournament. He did not dominate the last two state games which are the only ones I saw. I doubt he will be an impact player at Utah for at least two years, if then. Hope I am wrong because I really like him.

Cedar Hills, UT

Not saying that being "Mr Basketball" in Utah is a sure fire way to determine how great a player will be at the college level. I mean... who is Tim Henry?

But, this is a great start for coach K and his staff to get a strong hold on the local talent. If you can grab an Alex Jensen, Britton Johnsen or Jackson Emery every so often, it fills an important roll in the "local kid with talent" spot.

I look forward to watching Jordan come in next year and making some noise.

Go Utes!

112 Pack
Spokane, WA

@ute alumni
When did you graduate from Utah; last year? Obviously you don't have a clue about the Jerry Pimm or Rick Majerus eras. Utah basketball will be back, and sooner rather than later. Also good luck to BYU tonight.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT


"Yes we do "know" that.

Okay Mr. Duckhunter, I accept your paranormal ability to "know" and foretell the events of the future.

So perhaps you would be willing to foretell the score of the Utah/BYU football game this year... Hmmmmm?

Oh and, btw... Did you know in advance the 54-10 outcome of last years contest?

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