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Published: Monday, Dec. 10 2012 4:10 p.m. MST

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South Jordan, UT

Great reviews about outstanding young men who happen to be outstanding young basketball players who also happen to all be outstanding young members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "Let your light so shine...."

Spanish Fork, UT

Who is the guy next to Jabari?

Lyman, WY

The next two recruiting classes for BYU are spectacular even without Jabari, but if BYU got Jabari next years class would not only be BYU's Best recruiting class ever, but the best in the history of the state, and definitely a top five class for next year.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Word is Jabari went and found that shirt at the Deseret Industries in hopes of "fitting in" during his time in Provo.

South Jordan, UT

It's like a ray of sunshine coming down on BYU.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

I assume these two schools don't have a chance in playing each other in all of these National Tournaments? Lone Peak is Loaded!

CA. reader
Rocklin, CA

What would really be great about this situation would be even one inner city young man or woman seeing the other side of life. One can be good at something and obedient to God's commandments, regardless of the setting, your race or background.

Salt Lake City, UT

I have a question for LP fans. Is this team better than the 07-08 LP team? I seriously can't imagine how they would be. That team was dominant and gigantic. Didn't their starting line up average around 6'6"? Put this year's team up against them and who would win?

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

First the $50,000,000 HD truck and now this! It will be "Final Four by 94" all over again, can't wait!

Highland, UT


I think this team is better, but both are/were very good. I don't know that either is better than the '74 Provo team of Brett Vroman, Giff Neilson, and some other studs. That team went undefeated for two straight seasons and put multiple players into D1 as well.

Salt Lake City, UT

Did you see him during your shopping spree?

I Bleed Blue
Las Vegas, NV

Good to see that Chris is back on the board after eating the plate of crow that was served up over the weekend. If BYU can land Jabari get used to it as a regular part of your diet over the next few years.

sandy, UT

no, 4601,
chris was working the night shift and sold him the shirt. ernest, shouldn't you have the slogan "win 13 in 2013" somewhere in your thousands of posts?

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

I would put the 1978 Bingham HS team up against any team. With 6'-10" Fred Roberts leading the way, the Miners won back to back state championships moving from 3A ('77) to 4A ('78). They lost one game to Orem in two years.

There's a lot more exposure now days; along with out of town tournaments. No doubt about one thing, this Lone Peak team is special, and very, very good!

Tooele, UT

to Duckhunter
How could Gifford be on the 1974 team when his Provo team lost in the state championship in football to Kearns in 1972 when he was a senior? Did he get held back?

Cedar Hills, UT

Duckhunter and mjb your both wrong...!!!Close though Gifford graduated in 1973...same as me

Salt Lake City, UT

Haws and Emery are as advertised. But I think the addition of Mika is what has pushed Lone Peak over the top. Remember the team still have players like Shumway, Toolson and others who would be the top dogs at other schools but accept their roles and do whatever is asked of them to help add to their team's success.

Orem, UT

I played volleyball on a ward team that included two other players from that 1973 Provo HS team - Mark Jarman and Vance Law (then a professional baseball player for the Toronto Bluejays and Chicago Cubs). We won the area championship 5 out of 6 years, finishing 2nd to a Polynesian ward the other year.

That 1973 Provo team would have given this 2012 Lone Peak team all they could handle.


I'm sorry to burst everyone's bubble, but there is absolutely no way any of these 70's teams could beat Lone Peaks current team. Now days basketball is year round, which causes the talent to jump exponentially. At the time, yes I am sure those teams were dominant. The talent now however, compared to 40 years ago, would not compare. #2 in the nation in this decade? This is a huge feat for Utah. AND Utah's history. Lone Peak is THE best we have seen. No Doubt.

Kaysville, UT

All you oldtimers have forgotten that athletes today are bigger, faster, stronger, and better then back in the day.

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