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Published: Wednesday, July 31 2013 1:35 p.m. MDT

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Lightening Lad
Austin , TX

Think Mika at PF, Andrus at C and maybe the 4-Star Dastrup (sp?) out of Mesa, AZ as part of a three-post. Maybe the best big unit in the country, with two- 4 Stars, one 3-4 Star, key on them and the roof falls in on you from outside via Haws and Emerry. Final 4?

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Where can I get my "Final Four by 14" bumper sticker?

Sandy, UT

Dave Rose is assembling some serious hoops talent. It's going to be exciting watching it all come together in the next few years.

Welcome to CougarNation Ryan!

lloyd braun
ogden, utah

It's good to see a lot of Utah's best staying in Utah. I don't know if I'd dub these guys as the best big unit in the country. That's a bit premature. Lots of good bigs that end up in the NBA, and not many of them coming out of Utah. BYU fans tend to get a bit hyped up, such as claiming a football national championship this year, simply because KVN came back. Lightening Lad, what are you doing posting at 3:32 a.m.? Go to bed.

Bountiful, UT

Lightening Lad - Andrus is a nice pick up, very skilled big. Let's not get ahead of ourselves in saying the best big unit in the country. BYU's class is great for mid-major, but wouldn't stand up to Duke, UNC, Kansas, Kentucky or MSU any class - especially big men. Kentucky pulled 6 McDonald's All-Americans this year -- 6! I really don't like them, but they got the #1 Center and #1 PF in the class.

Frozen Chosen
Savage, MN

BYU hoops has loads of talent in the pipeline for the next 5 years. Don't forget we have Jordan Chatman coming back next year and he was only the top player in the state of Washington last year. I hope all these guys stay committed and jell together. It could be something special.

Cougar Passion
Salt Lake City, UT

I get a little worried when I hear about a 6'10" kid liking the three. We currently have a player that fits that description, yet his post game is nothing close to what it needs to be to truly help the team. I want the "bigs" to use their height advantage for which they were recruited; the reason the guards are normally the ones who shoot the three well is because they *don't* have the advantage of being particularly tall. I'm all for learning to extend shooting range once the big guy has an amazing repertoire of post moves, but, given that the only schools recruiting this young man are local ones (BSU is close enough to be lumped there), I have a feeling his post game can use some work.

Down under
Eugene, OR

Lightening Lad,
You make a great observation about the future or Cougar basketball. This team looks to be a major powerhouse for a few years to come and it will only get better. By far, and hands down the BEST team in the state and maybe the west.

Ute buster
Eugene, OR

I noticed that the BYU haters are quiet today. I think they wanted this kid and he rejected Utah. BYU will continue to dominated in basketball not only in the state but in the west. They will give Gonzaga some stiff competition this year.

Las Vegas, NV

BYU owns the state of Utah when it comes to basketball recruiting. On occasion a few high profile in-state recruits (Chapman and Loveridge to Utah. Tai Wesley to USU) will choose a different school, but BYU beats them all. Koodos to Dave Rose and his staff for convincing these kids that BYU is where you want to be for basketball.

Bountiful, UT

@ Ernest T
"Where can I get my "Final Four by 14" bumper sticker?"

Not sure, the utes have flooded the state with such a surplus of unsellable Pac12 stuff that it's going to take a while for space to clear on shelves for other stuff.

Mcallen, TX

SoCalTrueBlue2--he'll play one year than head on to a mission.

Frisco, TX

We have never had this much big guy talent. Don't forget about Hartsock, Shaw, and Nielsen along with the others already mentioned. Last year and this year have to be our two best consecutive recruiting classes - ever. If we can pick up Dastrup, the Cougs have to be considered a Top 10 team in 3 or 4 years for a couple of years.

Go Cougs!

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