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Published: Monday, Sept. 3 2012 11:43 a.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I thought mormons were supposed to do missions over sports?

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Just when I thought the future couldn't get any brighter for BYU basketball, we get Worthington. Another great commit for BYU basketball. And the Ute trolls said that moving to the WCC would be the end to BYU basketball. Ha!

This has to be one more lure for attracting Jabari, which would be about as close to a Fab Five as we could ever dream of.

The pieces are in place for many runs deep into the NCAA. The days of one and done are long gone. BYU is establishing themselves as a top basketball program, attracting so much to talent. Zags and Cougs will be the West coast rivalry that will be most anticipated.

Osgrath
Provo, UT

I tend to be more reserved in my views of the future, but this class does look awfully good. Of course landing Jabari Parker would be nice, but all of these guys for the 2013 class would still be freshman, mostly playing behind people like Carlino, Davies, Tyler Haws, Stephen Rogers and Anson Winder. More likely, the meshing would be between Jabari and the current players, but having a highly talented incoming group will push the existing team to higher performance.

On the other hand, the likelihood of Jabari coming to BYU is at best 10% (out of 10 schools), but the glamour of Duke, NC and Kentucky certainly skew the likelihood to a lower number.

Downtownchrisbrown
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Does BYU even have a scholarship left for Jabari?

Louisiana Cougar
Pineville, LA

Solid person. Hard worker. Loves to do the dirty work.

BYU needs this kind of player to make the whole team better. Glad to see the Cougs recruit another "big."

rafinsure
Elk Grove/U.S.A., 00

I tend as well to be more cautious with my words. BYU basketball players tend to have very good ball handling skills, but the Zags and Saint Mary's players are faster and overall more athletic. The athleticism also rings true for the other WCC sports. BYU needs to continue to recruit athletic players with great speed, get used to the up tempo of the West Coast Conference, and work more on conditioning. Gonzaga and Saint Mary's just wore them down each and every time.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

Welcome aboard Wothington.

Kralon
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

I would love Jabari to choose BYU, but since he is likely one-and-done, his impact would be limited to one year.

Interesting that Worthington is the lowest rated player I've read of signing with BYU in the next few years. But reading that he's a bump and grinder is good as it means more diversity on the team.

Veracity
Morgan, UT

Poor Chris B.

Chris is sounding more and more like the Politicians of late...looking at anything to criticize but what the real issue is and that is BYU not only has a top 20 program but a top 20 progream of the future. A school up North just can't cut it anymore...sorry Chris, I know it is a tough situation but some school has to come in last but you can keep deflecting from the truth.

John Stewart Pill
Salt Lake City, Utah

RE: Chris B.

There's nothing wrong with thinking one thing and then learning later that it's not true. Consider yourself enlightened, my friend. :)

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

@Chris B - and I thought you weren't going to comment on anonther BYU article for the rest of the year if BYU beat WSU?

Esquire
Springville, UT

This is a really good get for BYU. As for Parker, I would not advise him to go to BYU if playing pro ball is his priority. While it's a good program and they have a great coach, they are just not in a conference that is at the same level overall as the ACC and Big Ten.

oldcougar
Orem, UT

Jabari Parker will play in the NBA, even if he were to choose to play one year at Utah!

Bigbluepuma
Kearns, UT

@Esquire:

Yeah, a school that just had a #2 draft pck is a terrible place to play if you want to go on to the NBA.

Striker
Omaha, NE

"Gonzaga and Saint Mary's just wore them down each and every time."

Just like the pounding Gonzaga took in the NCAA tourney, their defeat at BYU last year, and the win over St. Mary's the year before. Yeah, these two teams can do whatever they want vs. BYU.

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