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Published: Saturday, June 2 2012 4:50 p.m. MDT

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ImaCaMan
Oceanside, CA

Ha! They'd better start with the SLC newspapers.

sammyg
Springville, UT

All the reason to come to the quiet atmosphere of a little church school in the nowhere West.

samhill
Salt Lake City, UT

Good to know that his parents are keeping an eye on things and protecting him from the self-seeking vultures who would be only too happy to eat him up for lunch.

With what I've heard of him and his parents, I suspect he'll do just fine.

MiP
Iowa City, IA

"All the reason to come to the quiet atmosphere of a little church school in the nowhere West."
---sammyg

Right. There's no way for the media to blow-up a story coming from a BYU player. I mean, it's been at least what, a few months since Jimmermania?

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

I'm guessing this media lock out doesn't include the hounding he's getting from the LDS church.

IHeartCollegeFootball
St. George, UT

I agree with Sammy - go to the quite atmosphere of a little church school in the nowhere West - like Gonzaga or Saint Mary's......

And I agree with the young man's father -- leave the kid alone.

Uncle Rico
Provo, UT

Re: All the reason to come to the quiet atmosphere of a little church school in the nowhere West.

Remember Jake Heaps? Guy was talked up so much by the local media. He was practically worshiped in Provo, because he threw a football into a basketball hoop from the stands.

If Parker goes to BYU it will be just as bad as anywhere as far as people bugging him and following his every move.

LValfre
CHICAGO, IL

BYU? He can go straight to the NBA!

Wendall Hoop
Murray, UT

Re: uncle Rico - I totally agree. Byu students and fans are soooo star struck you'd think they knew how to handle being around someone great. They want to be successful so badly that they just can't handle it. Like jimmer went home for two months and took his tests in secrecy.. Jabari won't set foot in Provo but they can hope. I'm waiting for a t shirt or billboard though.

Kralon
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

Hedgehog, what hounding is he getting from the LDS church? Facts please as I am curious.

LValfre
CHICAGO, IL

@Kralon

"Hedgehog, what hounding is he getting from the LDS church? Facts please as I am curious."

Probably just social pressure or the pressure of being expected to go to a church run school. I doubt there's any real pull from the church itself.

Wendall Hoop
Murray, UT

what hounding? for one all the byu people who think he'll pick byu. they are almost praying for it. that's kind of crazy

Cats
Somewhere in Time, UT

Dear Wendell Hoop: Jabari won't set foot in Provo? He was in Provo for General Conference this spring. I don't believe you have any idea what he'll do. Time will tell.

baller
Buena Vista, USA, VA

L Vafre, Jabari can't go to the NBA yet. There are rules now set in place so you can't enter the draft out of high school.

Red Headed Stranger
Billy Bobs, TX

LValfre,

According to NBA rules, kids right out of high school need to wait at least one year after graduation and be at least 19 years old. That year can either be in college or playing pro in Europe. Although he may be talented, he can't go directly to the NBA.

Jonathan Eddy
Payson, UT

Ah....Hedgehog......Mr. Positivity.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

I love the comments from utah "fans" just praying, litterally pleading with God, that Jabari won't go to BYU. No one knows what he will do but we do know one thing for sure, utah is not even the most long shot of a consideration. They have nothing, I mean litterally nothing, to offer a top basketball recruit.

LOL!

Captain L
Provo, UT

It's not likely Jabari will end up at BYU, but there is a slight possibility. Since Jabari will most likely be a one and done basketball player, he will probably go to Kentucky , Kansas, Duke, NC or some other top basketball school but you never know and the fact Jabari has a strong commitment to his values and beliefs could push him BYU's direction. Personally I'd like to see him go on a mission first, that is probably even less of a possiblity but it would be a great decision and experience for him. His brother stated that his mission was the best decision he ever made and I concur. Hopefully his parents can continue to guide him and shield him to some degree. Good luck Jabari , BYU would be a great place, with a great enviroment, a place you would feel comfortable and loved. Coach Rose allows his players to play to the level of their talents and that would be a great thing for Jabari, he could have a great year and then leave for the NBA.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@LValfre
"Probably just social pressure or the pressure of being expected to go to a church run school. I doubt there's any real pull from the church itself."

Even I had to explain a few times why I didn't go to BYU and for some reason "I wasn't LDS when I decided on colleges" and "BYU doesn't have my major" didn't seem to resonate a legitimate reasons to the thankfully few people who ever thought it was an issue for people at my home ward.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

@Duckhunter

I keep seeing signs that you are balancing out some. Then you do it again; start a post with Ute fans are this and that in the first sentence and LOL in the last.

I am hoping you are going to use your information, thoughts and stats to spark intellectual back and forth among the red and blue. You have a good mind Ducky. Why use it to dogmatically rip the Utah Utes?

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