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Published: Friday, May 25 2012 3:10 p.m. MDT

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Eddie
Syracuse, UT

Ssssssshhhhhhh.......Don't tell any ute fans. They need all the sleep they can get.

sammyg
Springville, UT

Nothing like poking a stick in an ant hill. Here 'they' come!

utahcountyute
Cedar Hills, UT

Sammy

Jabari is just a nice kid and Coach Rose is doing his due diligence. That's all. Nothing more.

Striker
Omaha, NE

Attending BYU would be the only place he'd really, truly understand the importance of a mission. No other school would have that influence BYU does. We all know that is more important than sports. Clearly the guy would be a sensational missionary. I'm just glad it's not off the table like it is for many other talented LDS athletes.

EdCullen
Orem, UT

Come to BYU!!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@utahcountyute

And you know how it will all turn out how? Your wishfull thinking has nothing to do with reality.

LOL!

sammyg
Springville, UT

utahcountyute

Thanks for that shocking report and caring about Jabari's fanclub that you do not belong to.

Justin Bieber's is open to you.

'That's all. Nothing more.'

utahcountyute
Cedar Hills, UT

sammy

I am a Jabari fan and I will follow his career. I hope he DOES go on a mission and does not play for byU. He would be much better served (as a missionary and profesionally)in a top 5 program and then into the NBA as a star. Just my opinion.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

If he helps a top 5 program win what they've already won, he's part of a dynasty, nothing more.

If he helped BYU win an NC, he IS the dynasty. Nothing less.

And he has TWO chances - one before his mission, one after.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@utacountyute

Completely false. You just hope he doesn't go to BYU, nothing else he does matters in the slightest to you. Typical ute "fan" double speak.

blue-twenty2
West Jordan, UT

Does Jabari guarantee BYU a NC? Not hardly. But he would definitely guarantee BYU a place in the NC game! :) jk

It's nice to see Nick in the top 50 as well! Go Cougs!!!

Uncle Rico
Provo, UT

Re: Striker
Attending BYU would be the only place he'd really, truly understand the importance of a mission.

Really? So no one who has ever gone to another school has understood the importance of going on a mission?

Going to BYU sure helped Plaisted, Cummard, and Jimmer serve missions... oh wait.

localblue
Sandy, UT

Striker
Omaha, NE
Attending BYU would be the only place he'd really, truly understand the importance of a mission.

Are you serious? Either you have never left the confines of your backyard in Provo (meaning you have never served a mission), or you yourself don't understand the importance of a mission and what a mission means.

I expect this young man to make his own decision just like everybody else does (at least those who successfully serve a mission), without everybody else pressuring him. It's comments like these specifically that will discourage him from coming to BYU.

I'm with Danny Ainge on this one. It's up to each individual and those who don't aren't going to ruin their lives and purpose on earth by not going. Let's try not to put more pressure on the kid than he already has.

JoeCoug
OREM, UT

I disagree with Ainge on this one (and completely agree with Vai S.). Would agree if every young man weren't commanded to serve a mission. I would be willing to bet, unless he was told not to serve a mission by leaders (which I doubt and, if so, I would disagree with that as well), that Ainge regrets not having served. In the grand scheme of things, 2 years of dedicated service to others compared to playing a sport preparing for the big leagues dwarfs the latter. Just my opinion...

SoonerUte
Salt Lake City, UT

Surprised to see so many Cougar fans agree that Jabari Parker is better than Jimmer Freddette.

sammyg
Springville, UT

SoonerUte

Yeah, like there are ZERO comments to support your premise and why would anyone care?

Jimmer owned the Utes, Jimmer was the NPOY, Jimmer made it to the NBA.

It would appear that Jabari could do the same thing, at BYU, or where ever he goes.

The bigger question is why Jabari didn't mention the Utes coach in talking to ESPN? What's up with that?

SoonerUte
Salt Lake City, UT

"Yeah, like there are ZERO comments to support your premise."
There are comments about how Jabari would take the Cougars to the National Championship game. Jimmer got them to the sweet 16, so simple math Jabari > Jimmer.

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

Since when does "liking your coach" mean he's coming to BYU?

The reactions on this board sure seem to indicate a lot of you think that's what it means.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but BYU doesn't have a prayer of landing this kid.

utahcountyute
Cedar Hills, UT

Duck

First... I thought you didn't comment on recruits?

Second...Since when is someone's opinion "false"?

Jabari can stand on his own at Duke and does not need to be surrounded in Provo like many do. I do hope he goes on a mission but that will be an awefully difficult decision with millions staring him in the face.

Good luck to Jabari. May he make the best decision for he and his family.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

I'm willing to admit that I think Jabari will end up better than Jimmer.

That is pretty complementary to both of them, really.

If they played one on one today...

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