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Published: Friday, Feb. 22 2013 12:25 p.m. MST

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LP suppporter
Lehi, Utah

Good Luck in the State Tournament, keep the intensity up and play defense. God things happen when you both of those. Leave it all on the floor...

Natester
Cedar Hills, UT

@ Serenity Now -

AMEN. Well stated.

U-tah just can't see it...or simply chooses not to see it. A kid who chooses BYU just might be perfectly happy with it and have no regrets. It's possible to choose the school, choose the environment, choose the experience, and not give a lick about what athletic conference he will play in. These young men have had the best mentors, coaches and parents, and they've played the best teams in the country. To suggest that they care more about who "remembers them" than they care about each other, God and Family.....well..... you just don't get it, then. Each of them have earned the happy lives they lead and if they continue on in the same direction, even at BYU, they won't be the ones regretting anything. 'Good luck to you' if you can't process that.

arock04
Logan, UT

@ U-tah:
You have to remember that these guys have been playing the top high schools in the nation. All of them going to BYU is only going to help them get better. It is hard to say that they will be "pigeon holed" because they aren't going to Duke or Kentucky or the likes. But if they are the best high school team in the nation then them going to BYU together and adding other really good talent from other schools is only going to give them a real shot at making some noise nationally at the college level. It is really hard to say who will make it and who won't make it in the NBA ie. Greg Oden, Kawame Brown, or DeMarre Carrol. Guys make it that "shouldn't" and guys don't when they "should". I say them staying together in college will be a better benefit then going to different bigger schools. But only time will tell...

bradleyc
Layton, UT

Very proud to be a Cougar! Go lone Peak!

worf
Mcallen, TX

Go Cougs!--the true State Champions of Utah.

Dougedug
Henderson, NV

I thought that to win the national championship you had to play in the HS national championship tournament. Findlay Prep from Henderson, NV is favored to win this tournament again this year. As good as Lone Peak is I don't think that they would have a chance to compete against Findlay Prep.

4601
Salt Lake City, UT

Chris,
You forgot the "student" part of student-athletes in your diatribe. Academics are an integral part of BYU's athletics. The ACT is as important as your time in the 40. Your implication that athleticism isn't present is strangely at odds with KVN and Ziggy among others. You're correct that BYU is not primarily a farm club for the NFL, but it is a farm club for life. Take it from a U grad.

Kralon
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

'Dougedug'

There are many different High School Basketball rankings systems. The most popular currently is MaxPreps. MaxPreps actually has two different ranking systems - Freeman, that is only statistically based and 'Xcellent 25' which includes MaxPreps' writer opinions. In both of these systems Lone Peak is ranked #1. In the Freeman ranking Findlay Prep is ranked #2 and in the Xcellent 25 Findlay Prep is not even ranked.

There is no 'official' High School basketball championship, but many invitational tournaments so the actual best High School basketball team is a best guess by each of the several organizations that choose to declare a champion. Not too strangely the organizations tend to pick a champion school from the tournaments they help sponsor!

My best guess is that Lone Peak would have a great chance at beating Findlay Prep, but it is impossible to know what would actually happen. I've seen Lone Peak play and only read about Findlay Prep so what do I know?

Dougedug
Henderson, NV

Kralon

ESPN covers the one that matters, one of the problems is I don't think the UHSAA would allow LP to play in it. I can imagine that Lone Peak is a great team and can beat a lot of teams, but Findlay Prep is that good, that is why they have every college coach in the nation attend their games. FP is full of athletes. Sorry to say I don't think Lone Peak has that caliber of players, that is why when they go to theses tournaments during the season they always end up losing the championship game.

OCoug
Ogden, UT

These kids are talented and should be able to make a name for themselves in the college game, if not getting a shot at the NBA. First, they gotta win State and then a National Title falls into place.

This Lone Peak team gets great national exposure for our great state.

SLCWatch
Salt Lake City, UT

@Dougedug

Lone Peak lost in only one of the many national tournaments this year not "Always". The one game they lost was for the Championship. Findley is a fine school. Lone Peak has proven to be excellent also. Lone Peak doesn't have a recruited base, they are all home grown talent and their strength is they play as a team. They are also excellent talent and National coaches want them too but they all committed early. From what I've seen of their national games they deserve their #1 National ratings until some one proves they don't.

mussingaround
Palo Alto, CA

Dougedug

A team full of athletes isn't necessarily the best team. I'll take a championship caliber team over a team full of all-stars any day.

Versus Common Opponents

Findley Prep beat Montverde 62-59
Lone Peak beat Montverde 66-45

Findley Prep beat Foothill 76-40
Lone Peak beat Foothill 72-38

talkinsports
Gilbert, AZ

Dougedug

Check out the home page of the New York Times where you'll find an article that begins:

"Here, among a string of quiet Mormon towns, where the spires of Latter-day Saints churches glint against the Wasatch Mountains, is the home of what many consider the nation’s best high schoolboys’ basketball team."

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