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Published: Friday, Dec. 7 2012 10:42 p.m. MST

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Proud to be American
West Jordan, UT

You could change the article heading to 'Local AAU team beats Nevada High School team'. Not an even playing field for these out of state teams to come in and play a team from Utah that has so many kids from different schools on one AAU team.

bballmomma
Lehi, UT

Ditto what Proud to be American said. And I'm proud of the Deseret News for finally allowing the truth to be published about Orem High.

numer35
Orem, UT

its crazy how all the starters have been going to Orem high now for 2 or 3 years depending if there are juniors or seniors. they are not from diffrent schools.

Uncle Sam
West Jordan, UT

It's even more crazy to look into how they wound up at Orem numer35. But I am guessing you already know the story.

Totally agree 100% with Proud and momma!

UCAggie
OREM, UT

@number35 - All Orem starters are from other schools. Yes, maybe the Orem starters have attended OHS for 2-3 years and funny how they all moved into Orem boundaries when coach Holt was named the coach or the following year. 1 still lives outside the boundaries so I should say most moved into Orem boundaries. Not one of them will be around or have anything to do with OHS in 5, 10 or 20 years other than a name on diploma and a trophy. Very temporary arrangement...for all 5. Proud American is spot on referring to the Orem squad as a local AAU team.

Prep Fan 89
Draper, UT

Completely 100% agree UCAggie. Well said.

What gets me is how caught up the media is with it all. They absolutely love it. Here's an idea, go cover a story of a high school team that plays with the kids they are dealt and does the best that they can with what they have.

That is high school sports, not the AAU garbage that the media outlets keep covering in Orem.

curious george
Smalltown, UT

Sorry folks, no matter how distasteful or unfair you see it, if no rules were broken it does not change anything. The ironic thing for me is that Orem and Provo have been the biggest complainers about Timpview and their supposed recruiting yet when you talk to them about their basketball program the players are referred to as transfers. A double standard but what the heck, no rules were broken. Open enrollment or play where you live, whats it going to be?

Prep Fan 89
Draper, UT

Sorry curious george, but not all of us are from Utah County. Rules were broken and the UHSAA chose not to enforce their own undue influence rule. I am a huge proponent of play where you live. Open enrollment applies to academics, athletics are a privilege and when you recruit to put a team together that is indeed breaking the rules.

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