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Published: Friday, Nov. 16 2012 12:40 a.m. MST

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EJB
BLANDING, UT

Does anyone know if BYU has noticed the star of South Sevier's basketball team? I can't think of his name. Race Parsons I think.

sisucas
San Bernardino, CA

I think some of this has to do with the fact that basketball, more than most sports, works well for very tall people. Most good basketball players are in the 99th percentile for height. Couple the rarity of adequate height with the rarity of real athleticism and you have got pretty slim choices. If you find that rare genetic mix in a family it makes sense to stick with it.

Red Headed Stranger
Billy Bobs, TX

I liked Coach Reid when he was at BYU. Yeah, he showed poor judgement with regards to that Burgess kid, but I didn't really have a problem with playing his boys - much like I don't have a problem with the Mathews kids playing at O-line. They had talent. Utah State will say whatever and do whatever to try to get under BYU's skin, it is just what they do, they're schtick. The Reid brothers were decent players, and transferring to Michigan is an obvious display of an evaluation of talent by averaging 13.5 points per game in the Big Ten. To quote a tired internet meme, "haters gonna hate".

As for BYU and Coach Rose using their influence to get the younger Emory, Hawes, Collinsworth and Chatman that is terrific that we could be so lucky. Should be great college players all.

SCCougar
LEXINGTON, SC

EJB: Not sure if they have. Is he related to a past player?

CobraCommander
Orem, UT

Every high school kid in Utah who fancies himself a BYU player should read this. Brilliant article!

suedeman
Kaysville, UT

How does an article like this not mention the Nixons, Kevin and Dalton? Kevin won a WAC title with a 3/4 court shot at the buzzer to beat UTEP. His son, Dalton, led his team, Orem, to the state championship last year, and they are heavily favored again this year.

1Infidel
APO, AE

What about the Smith brothers, or does being from So Cal leave them out of this picture?

ManInTheMiddle
SANDY, UT

"Red Headed Stranger" I couldn't agree more. The Reid brothers had much better offers to play ball at better programs. They did us a favor by going to BYU. Then BYU chewed them up and spit them out. It was a disgraceful move by BYU brass and we deserved that 1 and 26 season for our callousness.

But I'm glad coach Rose has us on a great path and I'm very excited for these new recruits.
FYI - you can get season tickets to BYU basketball for as little as $50 per ticket per season. It's about 3 bucks a game.
Go Cougs

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Family affair or not, this is a great recruiting class and the pipeline is filled for the next couple of seasons. It's a great time to be Coug. Basketball in Utah is BYU.

Disgruntled
Nephi, UT

I think the Parsons kid is going to Dixie.

CordonBleu
Park City, UT

It's too bad Jimmer doesn't have a younger brother.

Dave Rose has done an outstanding job of recruiting and coaching to build BYU into a very good basketball program that continues to garner more and more respect in basketball circles across the country.

Good luck to the Cougars tonight in Brooklyn!

Bomar
Roberts, ID

So what happened to Eric Mika? Has he had a change of heart? Also, Billy Bob, I think you meant the Reynolds Brothers who are sons of Lance Reynolds the Tight End Coach.
And to 1Infidel, who are the Smith Brothers? Michael Smith was a star, but I'm not aware of any other Smith family member who starred for the Cougar basketball team. His brother Chris was an outstanding tight end on the football team.

oldcougar
Orem, UT

Are some of you missing the humor? Fun stuff, Rock Monster!

Coyoteghost
Saint George, UT

For BYU father-son combinations there was Bob Craig (1951 N.I.T. championship team and his son Stephen Craig (the other guard with Danny Ainge).

Red Headed Stranger
Billy Bobs, TX

Now that I think about it, this should be a very a huge plus for BYU, even if your not from one of the families listed. As far as I can tell, two players with the last name of "Davies" and "Carlino" get serious playing time and didn't have family members on the team. To me, it shows the quality of the program when those kids (Emory, Hawes, etc. . . ) could have had their pick of the programs in Utah and probably outside also, yet they heard enough positive information from their older brothers about BYU that that is where they went. Of course Rock has to use the word "nepotism" because it seems like he likes to take digs at BYU, just because.

oldcougar
Orem, UT

Red headed stranger...relax and laugh a little. Rock is just having fun. Chill Pill, anyone?

SportsRUs
Happy Valley, UT

Hey, you forgot the oldest Roberts brother, Glen. He never saw an offensive foul he didn't like. If someone got in his way, he would just plant a sneaker on the guy's chest and go for the rim.

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