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Published: Sunday, May 5 2013 9:40 a.m. MDT

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guitarboy
South Jordan, UT

Great article. This answered some questions many of us have had, and now has added new facts. The Davies story was already a great story. What a great additional chapter that story is turning out to have!

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

Davies is a great athlete, I don't see him having much of an NBA career though. But, I've been wrong before.

Best of luck Brandon.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

I don't believe Dave Rose would read on this comment section. How come Brandon Davies did very well in Non conferance regular season games, NIT, PIT and some others after this 2011 - 2013 WCC rugular and conferance tournament games? And Dave Rose said "BYU fit very well in WCC". We all know coaches and players are not allow to say anything about wcc referees. SMC is on probation and possilbe Zags going Catholic 7 league, should BYU move back with MWC to all sports accept Football? I say yes but what his name MWC Commish, MWC AD and Tom Holmoe are the one to decide. Will other big leauge going to call BYU which we all don't know anything.

dumprake
Washington, UT

Davies is not a "great athlete." He's slow, can't jump, can't shoot, and can't defend. He wouldn't last five minutes in the NBA. I seriously doubt he will be drafted, but if is, he'll never make the roster, I don't care what team it is.

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

@ dumprake

Wow. I think that NBA scouts know a bit more about basketball than your or I. BYU always played better when Brandon was in the game. With Brandon on the roster BYU was poised to get to the final four and possibly take it all. He made that much difference.

I saw Davies out quick, shoot and defend many players from around the country. He was intimidating in the paint and altered many shots. He always drew a double team.

Not bad for a man who is "Not a Great Athlete", can't shoot, jump or defend.

My I be so cursed.

UncleArtie
Brigham City, UT

Davies has good low post moves. The Jazz should try to get him in the second round. Why? Because they need someone to teach low post moves to Favors, Kanter, and Evans. If Brandon were to last on the roster that would be good, too.

Little Andy
Tremonton, UT

@dumprake: I guess that is why Brandon won MVP in Portland..

Billy Budd
Saint George, UT

The level of mugging and thugging needed to survive in the NBA (just watch the playoffs) is not a strong part of Brandon's game. Outside of that, he might just have a chance to make it.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

He should be a first round pick.

sammyg
Springville, UT

I have to agree with most of what dumprake has said.

I just do not think he's big enough nor talented enough for the NBA. He was frustrating to watch in college because of his inconsistencies. How that translates to NBA talent is beyond my comprehension.

I'm glad the Davies days at BYU are over. I wish him luck.

NevadaCoug
Overton, NV

I don't think Davies will have a very successful career in the NBA either. But, as this article points out, his good play in the NIT and the pre-draft games has upped his chances of drawing that late 2nd round pick. There is no guarantee that he'll get there. Even the article points out there are tons of guys talented enough to make a run at those last few draft picks. All it is saying is that he has made the most of his opportunities to go from "no way he'll get drafted" to "having a chance to get drafted." And, who knows? Maybe he'll get a few years in the NBA as a bench player making pretty good money.

Good luck Mr. Davies. I hope your hard work pays off.

Don't Feed the Trolls
Salt Lake City, UT

Davies will make more money in playing basketball than anyone commenting here will make in their lives.

Supercool11
R-Valley, NV

BYU had a shot at the final four and beyond Jimmer's last year with Davies in the lineup. Davies has a good all around game and would be a solid role player on the right team. You won't see a lot of forwards who put up better numbers than he did. It looks like he's done enough to get a shot at the NBA combine and the summer league. Then teams will see how he stacks up.

BigCougar
Bountiful, UT

@twoforflinching
"I don't see him having much of an NBA career though."

I guess that depends on what the definition of having much of an NBA career is. By some standards Greg Kite didn't have much of an NBA career but if you look at it and what he was capable of, I'd say he had a pretty good NBA career. He won an NBA championship, played 10+ yrs and made some coin. He played a role on his teams and it was a valuable role.

I think Brandon has shown he's capable of doing that and even if his role at the next level is just being a role player I think that would be a pretty good NBA career.

BigCougar
Bountiful, UT

@sammyg
"I just do not think he's big enough nor talented enough for the NBA. He was frustrating to watch in college because of his inconsistencies. How that translates to NBA talent is beyond my comprehension."

Don't worry sammyg, there are tons of frustratingly inconsistent players in the NBA, many who don't want to work hard either. I'm sure there's room for one more inconsistent player who is motivated to work hard at the table.

@dumprake
"He wouldn't last five minutes in the NBA."

So what it sounds like is you're saying he definitely wouldn't last 5 minutes but he could last more than 5 minutes. I'm not sure why you arbitrarily picked 5 minutes as the tipping point. I'm pretty sure during the first practice the coach will talk to the players before practice for more than 5 minutes (pretty hard to get cut there) and then have the players do warm-up drills like lay-ups, shoot jumpers, run lines, etc for at least 30-45 minutes (pretty hard to get cut there)...

I think your bitterness is kinda showing through.

IndeMak
South Jordan, UT

First round pick? NBA worthy? Oh please! He is a European player at best.

thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

All Brandon had done was enhanced his chances for the NBA draft and already some of the know it all fans have written him off. Granted he may never be a great player on any team's roster but I wish people will give him the benefit of the doubt before he's castigated and dismissed as not draft worthy.

Here's wishing him the best and hope he proves his critics wrong!

Good luck Mr. Davies!

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

He could be really high.

papi_chulo
Ogden, UT

And all the know-it-all's come out in force talking about how bad this kid is....hey Utah fans...give it a rest. Just because Davies will make more money than all of you is no reason to bad mouth the kid. I'd love to see all of the negative commenters play him in a one-on-one game and we'll see who wins...how about that for a challenge.

Hey Baby
Franklin, IN

I agree with Mildred...

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