"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.
@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.
Jabari Parker will play in the NBA, even if he were to choose to play one year
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.
@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?
RE: Chris B.There's nothing wrong with thinking one thing and
then learning later that it's not true. Consider yourself enlightened, my
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
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.
Welcome aboard Wothington.
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
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."
Does BYU even have a scholarship left for Jabari?
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.
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.
I thought mormons were supposed to do missions over sports?