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Published: Friday, April 27 2012 10:43 a.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

He probably wants to play with very athletic teammates, not kids who are balding and recovering from not having touched a basketball or lifted a weight in a couple years.

Just a guess...

SCCougar
LEXINGTON, SC

Probably Not...Just a guess

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

Chris B.

Are you that type of "athlete"?

Are you even as athletic as the athletes at BYU?

If not, where do you get off judging people who are something that you will never be?

utahcountyute
Cedar Hills, UT

Spalding Sneakers?

So he's sitting on the end of the bench in Sac Town in Spaldings? Unfortunate

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

I try to be quick, but I can never beat Chris B to the first comment. She is such a loyal follower of BYU.

Jabari's comments make me think that BYU could be a finalist. I'm realistic enough to know if Jabari only cared about basketball, places like Duke or Kansas may be a better fit. If he is looking for one year of college and then onto the NBA, Kentucky may be the place to go.

But if he's looking for a great fit with the coach, somewhere that builds character, and a legit Top 25 basketball program that he can take to the next level - BYU is a great fit.

Now onto football. I'm very happy to celebrate the end of the BCS. If the new playoff structure picks the Top 4 teams and BYU has access, they should stay indy. If the conference champ is picked from the SEC, ACC, Big10 and Big12 - look for each conference to build to 16 teams. BYU will likely get picked up by the Big12. The Big East will be on the outside looking in.

Pugman
TREMONTON, UT

The Ute trolls will have you believing they're in the running....after reading the part about a place that will build his chracter.......U are out. Just a guess!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Veritas,

No, but I'm not playing college basektball or football. I never have once boasted of my own athletic abilities. I simply remind overexcited and out of touch with reality byu fans that you do not have the type of athletes needed to be among the best.

Veritas, think about recent NCAA football and basketball winners. Does the makeup of the football/basketball teams at byu look similar to those champions?

LOL!

You will never go to a BCS game because you dont have BCS quality athletes because you can't recruit BCS quality athletes.

As soon as byu fans stop pretending they are a major football/basketball program I can stop reminding you that you are not.

P.S. I heart the BCS!

BlameItOnTheOfficials
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Chris B.

It's sure good for us that you're here to let us know what Jabari Parker is wanting. No one would know better than you.

I can't imagine why he'd ever even consider BYU if what you say is true.

Mesa Coug
Phoenix, AZ

Chris,

You go ahead and "heart" the bcs all you want. Isn't "heart"ing something what tween girls do?

WON84
PLANO, TX

What does Jabari Parker have to do with a four or eight team playoff? What a transition.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

Chris B,

If BYU athletes are not athletic, and this past year they were deemed better than Utah in both football and basketball (and most other sports as well), then what does that say about Utah's athletes? If Utah has so many more athletic players than BYU, why do they lose to so many 10-loss teams while BYU loses to none? It's great that you can beat good teams (BYU can, too), but losing to teams like that really hurts your credibility.

Eddie
Syracuse, UT

To all those Ute fans who were saying that Jabari was thinking of going to the U......LOL

Giving the things that he said he is looking for in a school, that would put u at the bottom of the list!

Eddie Would Go
FPO, AE

As much as I hope that Jimmer's signature shoes will be really good, I just can't help but think that they probably won't live up to the hype....

IndeMak
South Jordan, UT

What character does BYU build?

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Look at Chris B, we built him...

raisedaute
Cottonwood Heights, UT

@Ygrad

So you are saying that Chris B is the type of character BYU builds???

@Riverton Cougar

Remember last September?

The end lol

MiP
Iowa City, IA

Based on Jabari's comments, I'd have to agree with CougFaninTx, that BYU could fit into that equation. However calling BYU a legit Top-25 program may be a stretch, that's usally reserved for teams that are always in the polls...not hovering around them or getting ranked occasionally. Gonzaga, maybe.

Also, CFinTx, you suppose the BCS would select the champions of the ACC over the PAC-12 for this 4 team "event"? Nice. No bias there. Check your facts and you would see that the PAC-12 is consistently ranked ahead of the ACC in power rankings and have clearly performed better in BCS bowls than the ACC (Clemson, anyone?). Last year the PAC-12 had two teams there, finshing 1-1 with the close loss of Stanford/OSU, and have had several teams play in the NC game this past decade, most recently in 2011. USC is in NC talks this year and Oregon doesn't seem to be disappearing anytime soon. If they move to selecting the champion from 4 conferences, as you alude to, rest assured the PAC-12 would have as good an argument as the ACC. NO doubt the Big East will be on the outside looking in.

4601
Salt Lake City, UT

Jabari will do just fine wherever he goes. BYU would be a great fit that combines his own personal standards and superior athletics. Going to a SEC or PAC-12 team, not so much. And playing basketball at Utah offers neither.

CdA Ute
Mason, OH

As a Ute troll, I think BYU would be a good fit for him and he would thrive there. Understand he is of the talent that'll be one and done. But, he'd be a good ambassador for the Y programs. Still, wish he'd consider the U though.

phoenix
Gilbert, AZ

utahcountyute

poor jealous ute

Jimmer's rookie year stats without a summer league, without a fall training camp, with only two pre-season games, with a compressed schedule, with a mid-season head coaching change, and playing on a team that runs a free-style, one-on-one "offense" (if that's what you call it) that completely wastes the advantages of having a deadly spot-up 3-point shooter with range like Jimmer, yet Jimmer still...

Played in 61 games, started 7 games, averaged 18.6 minutes, 7.6 points, 1.8 assists, 1.2 rebounds per game, nearly identical to his Freshman year of college.

18.5 minutes, 7 points, 1.7 assists, and 1.1 rebounds per game as a BYU Freshman

Plus, and this is where the jealous rants of the BYU haters are soooo laughable,

Jimmer is making over $2 million per year and has his own shoe contract playing in a league all of the hill trolling naysayers said he was too "unathletic" to play in.

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