And Get real, The other kids weren't even in high school at the
time, they were not driving themselves to school at 6 in the morning for early
seminary. Plus the other kids did not have near the homework load, or the busy
athletic schedule. Waterford is easily 4x harder than the hardest
public school. I am currently taking 6 AP classes at Alta High as a senior, and
my sophomore year at waterford with only one AP class was A LOT harder.
I went to school with Eric at Waterford. I transferred the same year he did. I
transferred to Alta High. While I am not the super-athlete Eric is, I am an
athlete and I do have D1 scholarships. I was approved the UHSAA to
play soccer that very year. I had no better reasons for transferring than Eric
did, other than Waterford was really hard and not any fun.I started
varsity for Alta my junior year. Eric was punished because he was a Big Name
Player. While I was able to slide by without any trouble whatsoever.
Mildred and Earnest are both one and done. They should have moved on a long time
Duckhunter, I stand corrected. They wanted to violate the rules but were not
allowed. I also want to clarify one thing. My post yesterday sounded bad.
I apologize if I offended. I wish Mika all the best in his basketball life and
career. I can't wait to watch him play.
I don't know what's more amusing, the Ute trolls claiming he's a
one and done, or the people who think the Ute trolls are serious.
One and done? The second coming of Michael Jordan? Wake up. Ridiculous
@get realHow is it "one of the most clear violations of UHSAA
rules that I have ever seen."? It wasn't a "violation" at all.
He asked for a hardship, was denied, and then sat out a year as per the rule. He
didn't "violate" anything. You sound bitter about something, what
numer35. As they say, make sure your words are sweet because you'll
probably have to eat them.
11:05 a.m. Dec. 6, 2012Like Report abuse Ernest T. BassBountiful,
UTI agree with Mildred. He needs to be a one & done player.He's a big get but, he's not a one and done. I think you're
thinking of Jabari Parker.
I agree with Mildred. He needs to be a one & done player.
Get Real, Merry Christmas to you, too.
I don't feel too bad for this kid having to sit out his Junior year. He
(and his parents) claimed it was a hardship to send him to Waterford because of
the time and danger of traveling back and forth. Yet, their other son travels
every day to school at Waterford. Do the parents not care about the younger son?
I find it very hypocritical of the parents to make sure they let people
know their son was taking early morning seminary (so he can get sympathy from
the major religion). Then they turn around and lie about his going to Waterford
as a hardship.This was one of the most clear violations of UHSAA rules
that I have ever seen.
The transfer rule is a good one. I'm opposed to open enrollment as well.
There are positives in open enrollment but I see a lot of negatives, especially
Mildred.He is not a draft pick at all ever.
Should come out of college after his freshman year because he will be a top 10
NBA draft pick.
The rule for transfers to sit out one year IS a good one that prevents
"school shopping" by the parents of the very gifted and talented.
I agree with Coug Fan in Tx, this year looks like a bridge year. It'd be
great if they get in the tournament, if not figure out the point guard situation
and the future looks bright. This year could still turn out well, but the
Y will have to secure a win over one top twenty-five team (i.e Gonzaga) and down
either Virginia Tech or Baylor. The team needs to take care of home court,
especially in conference play.
What a shame Eric had to sit out a year because of an unreasonable rule.
I'm glad he finally gets to play and had the patience to wait out his
Coug fan tx,Can you say flip flop. 3 weeks ago you were so giddy
about this year's byu team that your predicted Davies, hawes, and carlino
would average a combined 60 points per game. If they had done that byu would be
undefeated right now. i see you have since come back to earth and are now
predicting this season to be the worst in a 13 year stretch for byu.
I was a little worried about who would fill Davies minutes next year, but as
this season progresses - it's obvious Mika and Worthington should do a
pretty good job.I think this years team will be pretty good, but it
will probably be the weakest of the last 5 or 6 six and the weakest of the next
6 or 7 years.The future is bright in Happy Valley!
Yep, I'm a dad of two PG Vikings, but as a BYU grad and fan, I'm
loving every minute of this Lone Peak season. Amazing!