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Published: Wednesday, Dec. 5 2012 3:50 p.m. MST

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PGVikingDad
Pleasant Grove, UT

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!

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

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!

U 90
Corona, CA

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.

The Jimmer
Okemos, MI

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 "sentence."

OCoug
Ogden, UT

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.

Allen#2
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

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.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

Should come out of college after his freshman year because he will be a top 10 NBA draft pick.

numer35
Orem, UT

Mildred.
He is not a draft pick at all ever.

GD
Syracuse, UT

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 in sports.
Gary

get real
Vernal, UT

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.

oldcougar
Orem, UT

Get Real, Merry Christmas to you, too.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

I agree with Mildred. He needs to be a one & done player.

WON84
PLANO, TX

11:05 a.m. Dec. 6, 2012
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Bountiful, UT
I 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.

BigRich
Orem, UT

numer35. As they say, make sure your words are sweet because you'll probably have to eat them.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@get real

How 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 is it?

IndeMak
South Jordan, UT

One and done? The second coming of Michael Jordan? Wake up. Ridiculous

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

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.

get real
Vernal, UT

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.

goodDr.
sandy, UT

Mildred and Earnest are both one and done. They should have moved on a long time ago.

aficionado
Sandy, UT

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.

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