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Published: Monday, Feb. 25 2013 9:42 a.m. MST

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Unbelievable
West Jordan, Utah

The last time Hunter was so disrespected (2004), Hunter and Cottonwood (both 'then' Region III rivals) squared off against each other in the title game, leaving all the other hopfulls on the outside, looking in. So all you know it alls, quit counting your chickens before they're hatched.

It's high time the big boys get this state stuff started!

West vs Kearns for the the state title! Go Cougars!

Best swishes to everyone!!!

CentralUtah
Alpine, UT

Lone Peak is amazing on offense,..but they're world-class on defense with their quickness. Lone Peak teams in the past have been somewhat vulnerable because a team could beat one or the other. Not this team.

utahcougar
provo, utah

No one will beat Lone Peak. In fact, if any team gets within 20 it will be a moral victory. Best team of all time in Utah!

Parry is a Farce
Layton, UT

How many more Emery and Haws boys are there to come throught this program?

SportsFan
Orem, UT

Unbelievable

Lone Peak is simply playing at a different level this year, not only within the state, but within the entire country.

The Knights have already beaten the best teams in several other states. This isn't going to be so much a competition as a coronation. Every other team in the tournament is fighting for 2nd place.

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

I want to wish these Lone Peak boys the very best in their run for the state crown. However, I hope this year's seniors bring the BYU Cougars the needed talent and mojo as they trickle back from their missions. I want to forget this year's Cougars basketball season since it seems like an invitation to the Big Dance is out of reach. Let's move onto football.

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

I want to see Lone Peak play. I live in Washington state and I really want to see BYU's future.

The future looks mighty bright.

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

The Rock

"I want to see Lone Peak play. I live in Washington state and I really want to see BYU's future."

The tournament is being streamed live - check related D-News article for link.

Tiger25
Provo, UT

I watched them play at the first of the season against Denver East. They look so fast in person. Emery's ability to get past people is amazing. He is so quick. Mika is so powerful inside. They are just incredibly fun to watch.

InspectorC
Wasatch Front, UT

Where is Lone Peak High? What area/city does it cover?

Will several knowledgable sports readers (here) please post your "unbiased" opinion/analysis as to why you believe LP is _SO_ incredibly dominant in hoops?

Final question: If these guys are this good (#1 in Nation), why are ANY of the first-string settling for the Y?!? Seems like they could write their own tickets to ANY top-tier program in the nation (ergo, Jabari Parker!)??

Thanks....

LP suppporter
Lehi, Utah

RE Inspector C
LP is located In Highland, it is on the border of Cedar Hills and Highland, it is 1 mile North of the MT timpanogas Temple. Students from Highland, Cedar hills and Alpine attend. I note that it is a "closed campus" meaning that you must live in boundary to attend.A comment to you; these young men are not settling to attend BYU they chose the "Y" from a host of offers. TJ Haw's dad Marty played at BYU, his brother, Tyler currently is the #9 scorer in the country and starts at BYU. Nick Emery's bother, Jackson is the all time steals leader at BYU. Mika just chose to go there also. Conner Toolson's dad Andy was an amazing shooter at BYU and played for the Jazz. (I hope The Y offers Conner) Talon Shumway is going to the Y on a football scholarship. BYU has averaged over 25 wins each of the past several years. They may not be Duke ,but they have a very good history. Every young man should be so lucky to get an offer to play close to home and get a great education.

Sports-nut
Salt Lake City, UT

RE: LP supporter

Thank you for the coordinates for the High School. I know EXACTLY where the MT Timpanogas Temple is. Seriously?

LP suppporter
Lehi, Utah

Re Sports-nut, Take SR 92 7 mile East for you coming south that is a left turn go to 4800 West turn right, go South 1 mile and there you are on your right ( West side). Seriously!!!!! Get a Garmin

Andrew_Streeter
High Point, NC

InspectorC:

Does the New York Times count as an unbiased source for analysis of dominance?...

Google their lengthy write-up on Lone Peak that they posted today. (I tried to link it here, but it wouldn't let me because it's a "non-wrapping long sentence" or something?...haha)

InspectorC
Wasatch Front, UT

@ Streeter:

That IS a great article in the NY Times. Props to Lone Peak for the national recognition.

For other readers to see the article, go to NYtimes dot com, scroll down about 3 screens, and look for the "Sports" section along the right edge.

While that NYT article IS interesting, it doesn't really give me the "insider analysis" I was hoping for, to REALLY understand why LP is so consistently dominant in Utah hoops (and now nationally), in recent years. What are they doing that other schools aren't? What's their big secret?

@ LPsuppPorter: Regardless of BYU's "traditions" of the past, I still can't believe these nationally-elite players wouldn't go play ball at some of the top-tier NCAA schools, rather than "just" BYU!!?

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