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Published: Tuesday, Feb. 19 2013 8:13 p.m. MST

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rafinsure
Elk Grove/U.S.A., 00

Is this kid former Cougar great Andy Toolson's son? If so, he comes from a great basketball pedigree. Also, Andy played with Marty Haws back in the late 80s. What a great coincidence if it stands true. The Haws and Toolson's will reunite. I'm looking forward to future seasons.

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

Great pickup for the Cougars. The future of BYU basketball is very bright.

NevadaCoug
Overton, NV

I can't believe the Cougars were able to snag a recruit from a mighty Pac-12 school.

Cue the comments about how he's not really that good, that Arizona St. didn't really offer him, just showed interest, etc, etc, etc.

3grandslams
Iowa City, IA

Awesome commit. Very excited for what is taking shape.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

With all these great recruits, we should be nationally ranked every year and make deep runs in the NCAA tournament.

Go Cougars

bballjunkie
Pleasant Grove, UT

@rafinsure
He is not Andy's son. Relative but not son. Andy son is playing at Lone Peak right now.

aunt lucy
Looneyville, UT

I hope he's good because after watching BYU barely beat an awful Utah State team, it's obvious they need some real talent.

idablu
Idaho Falls, ID

Not Andy Toolson's son, but may be a distant relative. Rumor is he is Danny Ainge's nephew.

OCoug
Ogden, UT

Utah State isn't an awful team this year. RPI of 113 isn't great, but wouldn't consider them awful. Marquee win no, but its always nice to beat all your instate competition.

The recruiting pipeline looks to be in great shape. It'd be awesome if Dastrup joined as well.

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

Re: rafinsure, bballjunkie & idablu: Good follow-up on doing the additional research for the esteemed DN Sports Department to an obvious question that I had before.

poyman
Lincoln City, OR

Aunt Lucy, I am so sorry that you continue to be stuck with such a poor team... I know that it's hard to root for the University in SLC when they are as bad as they are... Actually, there are not many of you left up there... I say that because the Huntsman Center always looks empty when your team plays on TV or when highlights are shown...

I need to know though, don't you feel a little embarrassed taking verbal shots at a team that has beaten your team 11 out of the last 12 times that they have played each other? A team that has won better than 20 games 8 years in a row, been in the top 50 in RPI all year long, and has a legitimate shot at making the Playoffs for the 7th consecutive year if they can win their last three regular season games and pick up a game or two in their Conference Tourney?

Striker
Omaha, NE

"The future of BYU basketball is very bright."

Scouts ranks BYU #21 in the nation, the highest of the "non-BCS" teams if you will. I think the 2014-2015 team will be extremely solid. All these new, young guys playing now and next season will be tremendous as a mainly sophomore, junior team. That being said, I've seen highlights of these recruits, especially from Lone Peak, and wow can they play. If they live up to their billing, next year will be a solid year too. BYU needs a solid center and they'd be very good. BYU will be solid for years to come! Best team from Utah hands down, and it's not even close.

bballjunkie
Pleasant Grove, UT

@So. Cal Reader
Pretty funny how guys/gals like you want to rip on the DN. However, can't seem to stop reading it or comenting on their articles, even when they live in a place like CA. lol

3grandslams
Iowa City, IA

Remeber folks, Rose is putting together another 20 win season while missing two huge seniors, Collingsworth and Rogers. And he's playing a defensive end at center to boot. It's all good Cougar fans and it's going to get better, big time better. That's what recruits are seeing, that's why they are coming, that's we should be very, very excited.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Another awesome one. Final four by 2014.

mnsave
Rigby, ID

I have watched Jared Stutzman play (Jr. at Bonneville High School, Idaho) for the last three years. I believe he is a better shooter than anyone on BYU except for Haws and maybe Cusick (inspite of his dreadful game last night). But I really doubt he is better than the guys BYU has been committing for 2014.

Excited for the future!

Snark
Provo, UT

Coach Rose is compiling an epic group of players. Congratulations Jake, this will be a great experience for you. We will love to watch you play. Continue working on Dastrup; that AZ combination would dovetail nicely with the other incoming recruits.

Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT

Anyone professing to be from Looneyville obviously could not recognize talent even if sitting in the middle of a Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, let alone watching an NBA All-star game.

WON84
PLANO, TX

I'm still waiting for Chris B.'s take on this...

SigmundF
Beaverton, OR

BYU needs to recruit some quality BIGs. Taller than 6'9". Where are these recruits? We always get beaten by teams with quality tall timber.

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