@NoserYep, you nailed it; spot on! Two peas in a pod or ducks in a
So glad to hear that Jakob Hartsock is having a strong high school senior year.
Good for him. If I recall correctly, the kid already has his mission call?
He'll be a strong contributor to the Cougs .... in 3 years.
Nice comment nosa.......You never really know how good a team will
be just from recruiting, the future does look bright with all these future
From another Utah fan, congrats to BYU on their incoming recruits. Credit where
it's due- that group should be fun to watch.As far as the Chris
B / Duckhunter comments, I'll let everyone in on a secret. They are the
same person. He sits in a padded cell and rocks back and forth as he types.
@ Striker"...that always consistently plays in and WINS in the
NCAA tournament....a feat most schools can only dream of (including all those in
Utah)." Either a short memory or a very young fan. Guess who
has the record for the most number of NCAA appearances with never having played
in the final four (Y). Guess who's winning percentage in NCAA appearances
is in the 30%s (Y). Historically the Y and the U's basketball success are
rather similar (not necessarily at the same time). The major difference between
the two is post season play. Utah's overall winning percentage is in the
50% - which is remarkable when you remember that 50% of the tournament teams
have a 0-1 record; 25% of the teams have a 50% record; and only 25% of the teams
have better than a 50% record (this is for any one year's tournament). So
to have a history of over 50% means you have averaraged being in the top 25%
Cougar BlueThere was a post by Chris B however, it seems to have
First, everyone is giving this Chris B. character too much credit. If everyone
starts ignoring his anti-BYU/anti-Mormon comments, he'll eventually go
away. Second, I'm glad Cougar basketball's future recruits look
promising because this season is too painful to watch. I haven't disliked
watching Cougar basketball since Roger Reid's day when he ran this slow
tempo half court style of play. It was so painful to watch, even when they were
@ RationalpleaseThanks Man! Both teams are certainly struggling. BYU
needs to win out, or go to the WCC championship to have a chance at a NCAA
berth. An NIT berth isn't the worst thing in the world, at least it's
post season.@ Duck Hunter (aka Chis B, BYU version)Do
you actually ever comment on the subject line, or merely come on here to pick a
fight and be-little others? It appears tha latter of the two suits you to a Tee!
@54iqYour screen name says all that needs to be said about your
obsession and your hypocrisy.Nothing better than a utah
"fan" that likes to dish it but can't take it. Lotsa fun to mock.
Re: Vikings Dad, I meant that they have lost twice to out of state teams the
past two years, you are correct it that supposition. LP lost last year in the
finals in the Beachball Classic to Milton Ga and then this year to Monteverde in
Fl, I also did not intend to slight any other early signees such as Nixon from
Orem. I was focused more on this year's recruits. Nixon will be a great
addition with his style of play and his ability to get up and down the floor.
BYU has built a solid progam. Coach Rose has develpoed a great style for players
to want and to come to play. I believe that in the future you will hear a great
deal from these next two classes of recruits.
@ Spokane Ute RE @BYUfan1993Right on. I am a diehard Cougar fan, and
I get so sick of people on either side making stupid cheap shots at the other
team. Are they so insecure that they have to put down others to make themselves
feel good? I feel bad that both teams are struggling right now, but
kudo's to the Cougs for all their success. So they go to the NIT--there are
alot of teams that would die to make the NIT.
I was expecting to hear about a couple other BYU recruits as well ...
didn't they sign Jeff Chatmans son as well as another BYU legacy kid? Maybe
Nixon's kid? We all know about the other legacy kids of course ... Emery
and Haws.Anyway, bottom line is with all those I mentioned above plus the
three mentioned in the article and Mika ... well ... the cougs are looking
pretty stacked for a while to come.Imagine if they add the Chapman kid and
Toolson kid. Scary.My only question has to do with what kids are playing
when (due to missions, etc).Regardless, from a die hard Ute, congrats to
all Cougar basketball fans ... enjoy the ride.
Dang. We could be reelly dang good pretty soon again.
We just have to hope that Toolson commits! The way he shot the ball in MA was
amazing. He would be a great addition.
Mount OlympusSalt Lake, UTI agree. Duckhunter is also a
DesNews poster.No one can be that ill informed.
Still looking for Chris B. comments? Must be blocked on my computer.
@ Mt. OlympusNicely Done 8-)
Re: byufan1993I've come to the conclusion that ChrisB
doesn't actually exist.DeseretNews creates his posts to
generate more interest. More posts from other users and interest in the
story.Even if he were constantly checking DesNews, there is no way
he could be the first poster on every single article. Odds are someone would
beat him out.It is a marketing strategy by the DeseretNews.
@BYUfan1993It's actually no differen't than the contiuous
hate towards Utah from Rockwell, CougfaninTX, IRS Guy, Duck Hunter, etc.
Reference any Utah article. I don't get it either? Nice recruiting class
though. You never know how recruits are going to turn out; but I'd sure
rather have a good class, than a poor class. Side note: the Lone Peak team is
amazing; best HS team from Utah since the inception of the 3 point line;
probably best ever. IMO
Mildred - I know you try to be sarcastic with your comments, but this time you
speak the truth. To win a NC takes a few lucky breaks, but this team is a legit
Sweet Sixteen and with a lucky break or two, who knows???
MIldred continues to be full of sarcasm. Pity the poor sould."The first task of a leader is to define reality." Max DePree,
Leadership is an Art, p. 11.BYU should be improved in three years.
Until then . . . .well, a lot of Cougars will be disappointed.
Carful Mildred, that's one prediction you might actually get right.
With these guys and the Lone Peak guys, we have a legitimate shot at a National
LP Supporter, I agree with everything you said, with a single exception: Lone
Peak has only lost once this season, not twice (unless you are referring to last
Must be frustrating for opposing BYU fans to see next years recruits having
TREMENDOUS success and is a top 25 recruiting class next year for a team that
always consistently plays in and WINS in the NCAA tournament....a feat most
schools can only dream of (including all those in Utah).
Well, Christopher, yes, they do actually appear to be pumped. I don't know
about all of them, but some of these guys had plenty of options. Knowing what
they know about the Y (especially when their older brothers played), they still
chose to some. Hard to fathom, right? Don't strain precious brain cells
trying to figure it out.
christyOnce again you've misread the tea leaves. They're
pumped because they're all winners and they're excited to be part of a
winning program.Unlike that train wreck on the hill that will finish
with their FIFTH straight losing season in 2013. The Utes would be 0-4 against
SF and SD CC's. Better stick to playing junior high school teams like
Chrissy, it's hard to believe U would jump on this thread. The Utes are
worse now than they were under Boylen. The only foundation to build on is
Loveridge, with no notables in the pipeline. Utah will be sub .500 for the
foreseeable future. But don't worry, as long as U continue to schedule
Willamette and College of Idaho (I don't need to make up names like U did),
U should get a couple of wins. Just don't schedule a game against Lone
Peak, because we know who would win that game.I recognize BYU has
their weakest team in almost a decade, but it was still good enough to beat the
Utes. And U know the future look bright for the Cougs. BYU's pipeline is
stacked. Three, four and five years from now, has Sweet Sixteen written all
over it with Mika, Emery, Haws, Calvert, Hartsock, Worthington, Shaw, Chatman
and Nielsen. I'd love to have picked up Jabari, but honestly there's
a couple of players we have that I'd rather have on my team than Jabari.Please, please, please tell me who will be playing for the Utes in 2016?
Chris B, you must really have a sad life or a miserable existence to continue to
take shots at BYU with every posting you make with nothing else going on in your
life. This article has nothing to do with the current team. BYU really had had
an amazing recruiting year whether Jabari Parker came or not. Emery, Mika and
Haws a year later are the real deal in addition to the young men mentioned
here.If BYU can some how land Toolson with this group it will only enhance the
team.It appears that BYU will be set in a few years. This group of 6 has the
possibility to do something special. Please don't say that they
haven't faced anyone, LP has played the best the country has to offer,
playing in MA, WI, FL, SC and IL and has done very , very well losing only
twice. This group can compete with anyone....
Chris B, I don't get it... Why do you hate BYU so much? I see you post on
other articles and it seems like we basically agree on those things. Why the