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Published: Thursday, Dec. 20 2012 2:25 p.m. MST

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Salt Lake City, UT


Holladay, UT

I would have liked to see Jabari play for BYU, but he made the right choice in my opinion. Good luck at Duke Jabari.

Maybe Duke could play BYU at the ESA next year.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

But I thogth he was going to commit to byu right before the big bowl game that the whole country will be watching happens?

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Smart kid.

Can play ball at the highest level.

And have a girlfriend.

Two things that would not have been possible in Provo.

Pleasant Grove, UT

This is the right choice for this kid. You should go to the school that gives you the best education for your desired field. It was a tough decision, given the options. But I, for one, think Duke was the best choice. They have so many current and recent NBA players, it is almost a no-brainer.

West Valley, UT

Chris B don't you get tired?

Anyways congrats to Jabari, I think that was a good move, other than the fact, there isn't anyone from Duke that I would say is relevant, but he is on one of the best teams in the country.

Cougar Passion
Salt Lake City, UT

14 million Mormons will be disappointed. No, actually, they won't. Good luck to you Jabari. Would have loved to see you in Provo, but I was never sure it was quite the right fit. Players can become superstars here, but coming in as such is probably a lot harder.

Salt Lake City, UT

Chris B

Can have a girlfriend.

Two things that would not have been possible in Provo.


Chris, I didn't know you live in Provo!

Loveland, CO

gee - real shocker. Goes to the #1 team in the country. Once in a while, wouldn't it be nice to see a top athlete have the courage to choose someplace other than the same top schools? Put a team on your shoulders and take them where they and their students have never been - that would be a real story. But go where everyone else is going, to a team that has won so many times, so they can win yet another title? boring, and what we've all come to expect from athletes - self serving, easy path. At the Y, he could have been a legend. At Duke, he will just be another one of many great players who stays for one year before going to the paycheck. It just makes college sports all the more predictable to see this. Hoosiers was a good movie not because they won the state championship, but because they did it as a true underdog. That is inspiring. JB is not ispiring as of today. He is just another athlete out for his own glory

Provo, UT

Good for Jabari, great decision, he'll do great things there at Duke.

And good ol' Chris B...always nice to have him around to remind us why there is a Terrestrial Kingdom :)

Go Cougars!

Unca Bon

As a Cougar fan, can't blame him for this choice. Playing for the best coach in college basketball will be a great learning experience for him. BYU still has a great future though, with Mika, Emery, and Haws waiting on deck. If Jakob Hartsock is anything like his brother, he'll be a great addition as well. And hopefully we can snag Dastrup as well for 2014. All in all, BYU's future is pretty exciting!


But... but didn't he see the t-shirts!?


West Jordan, UT

Congrats to Jabari. He is a great kid, and a great ambassador for his faith. Sure, I am disappointed he did not pick BYU, but I will still be cheering for him at Duke and beyond.

Kaysville, UT

Hey Chris B

At least we made it to a bowl game.. what was your record again this year? How is your basketball team doing this year again? At least he was even considering BYU, he would've never considered playing for a high school team like the "U"

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Chris B -

You embarrass yourself too much.

Unca Bon


I think that's a little unfair. Jabari still has a lot of learning to do before becoming an NBA star, and Duke would probably prepare him better for that goal than any other team on that list. Coach K has coached the best NBA players, and knows what Jabari needs to do to join their ranks. As much as I would have loved to see him at BYU, that was MY selfish desire. But Jabari made the decision for him, and not for me.

Salt Lake City, UT


Even this fanatic Ute becomes tired of your drivel.

Omaha, NE

Good Luck Jabari, would've been fun to watch you light up the MC floors. Again, best wishes to you and the other "blue devils"...(that was a funny).

Riverton, UT

Chris B. -- This is just a verbal commitment; I think he left the door wide open to become a Ute.

Salt Lake City, UT

Chris B has extra time on his hands with the Utah football team home drinking egg nog and the basketball team playing Poly Tech of Cardinal Stitch.

Great to be Ute!

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