Regardless of which school he attends or if he might have some other plans, the
exposure he has received has been terrific. A great young man who is also a
superior basketball talent is humble rather than entitled, a very good and
serious student rather than just getting by. Hat's off to a set of
wonderful parents who were able to raise their kids with their lives in balance.
I read a comment on SI which made a piont of claiming that Jabari wouldn't
be getting the publicity and exposure if he went to BYU, that he would receive
at the other 4 schools. I guess they have forgotten the name Jimmer and the most
enjoyable year of college basketball I can recall. Or those battles between top
5 schools BYU and San Diego St which were matchups with two highly regarded
schools outside the tourney something not seen in a very long time.
Is Jabari now considering going on a mission right out of high school and then
going straight to the NBA draft?
'If he commits, BYU may have the #5 recruiting class.'
So What, does that mean on paper byu has a final 4 team. that'll be the day
BYU would love to have him. BYU hasn't had a decent big man in years.
Brandon Davies does a good job at center, but he isn't tall enough. I think
Jabari + BYU = Magic
Re: Striker" If he commits, BYU may have the #5 recruiting
class." Nice try, Striker. We all know that BYU currently has
the #6 recruiting class and nabbing the #1 recruit would boost them to #1 or #2.
Not that it matters (rankings that is)... BYU is now legit. They go dancing
every year, consistently recruit top talent, and are easily the best team in
Utah. I still doubt that Jabari comes but it is a real tribute to
the program and coach Rose that he is considering it. With Haws, Carlino,
Austin, Emery, Mika and Parker we could make a serious run in the tournament.
Oh please oh please come to BYU!!
"Haters like u-tah are clueless"They always are and always
will be. They are TOTALLY jealous the top recruit is thinking about BYU and has
them in the same category as Duke and Florida. If he commits, BYU may have the
#5 recruiting class.
Would love to see it. A national championship in basketball would go along
nicely with the one in football.
That BYU is even listed among these 4 other very elite basketball programs makes
me smile. That Jabari has narrowed the list to five and BYU is still in the
running makes me giddy.
From a coach recruiting him, and the nice news, is that a potential mission is
still a topic of discussion with him... that he wants to preserve that option.
Unfortunately this coach is not from one of the remaining list.... We would
love to have him out here though. Which is fine... I would rather him at Duke
anyway.That would be soooooo cool to have him here at Duke.
He should go where he feels comfortable going! Exposure is not an issue, even if
he went to middle of no where U, he wouldn't fall off any NBA team's
radar. I hope BYU is a great fit for him, but I will cheer for the guy no matter
where he plays!
He may be looking at what the potential starting line ups might be next season
as one of a number of factors in his choice of colleges. This exercise might
help him better understand what his potential role will be and how it would
impact the team's performance.
Jabari go to Duke or one of the other schools. Going elsewhere is the best
thing for you and your career AND will be the best thing for the missionary work
of the Mormon Church.
If you are good you will get noticed no matter were you play. Just ask Jimmer. I
find his final 5 interesting in that these schools don't typically recruit
1 an done players maybe Florida being the exception. Here's to hoping he
chooses the Y but good luck to him which ever school he chooses.
U-tahFor green with jealousy BYU-hating Utah fan definitely not on
the dean's list, see mirror.
He's a thoughtful young man and his choice will be his alone. Considering
his previous statements about the LDS Church and his personal life, he's
demonstrated his character. His athletic skills are only one aspect of how he
will benefit the school he chooses.
Jabari's parents and coach both confirmed that BYU isn't on his final
5 list simply as a nod to his church school; Jabari is seriously considering BYU
because of the excellence of the school and BYU's basketball program. Haters like u-tah are clueless. Playing at BYU won't diminish
Jabari's NBA prospects in the slightest, in fact, it could enhance them if
BYU were to make a deep run in the NCAA tournament, which is very likely,
considering the outstanding recruiting class Coach Rose already has committed
"strong religious convictions that can only be met at a school like
BYU"????Someone should notify the college and university
institute programs around the nation that they're not meeting the needs of
their LDS students.
"So, you're saying there's a chance. . . . "
I won't hold my breath for him to choose BYU but I will pray for it every
night. :-) Contrary to what a lot of posters think.. BYU has a good
basketball program with some great talent coming into the program. Jabari will
get exposure and attention wherever he goes and while it would be tough to pass
on Duke, he does have strong religious convictions that can only be met at a
school like BYU.I've read a lot about Jabari and know that
he's an intelligent kid. He'll make the right decision for his life
and my opinion or yours won't have anything to do with it.
For secularists, U-tah is right. For those who are faith-based, religion is part
of life. Who knows, if Parker scores very low on his ACT the utes may have a
shot at him.
Would love to see him at BYU but how do you pass on Duke.
We will see how bright Jabari really is. If he chooses the Y you know he
didn't make the Deans list. Get the exposure at Duke and ride it into the
NBA. Be smart, this isn't a religious decison.
Hope springs eternal!