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Published: Friday, Sept. 6 2013 10:30 a.m. MDT

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Layton, UT

Congratulations Brandon. You're reaping the rewards of you're hard work and dedication. Best of everything to you and you're family.

Congratulations to Coach Rose and the rest of Brandon's support staff. Well done.

Hyrum, UT

@ Chris B:

True to form, you just had to be the first to comment on another BYU article. You are a predictable dude.

I marked it down during last basketball season that you emphatically stated that Brandon Davies would never play in the NBA. Now you're changing your tune to he will "ride the bench" a lot.
You also told us to mark it down that Jimmer wouldn't last more than one year in the NBA. Yet another dubious prediction. They just seem to keep coming... no matter how often and how far off they are.

What does it really mean when you keep telling us to "mark it down"? It appears we should be using soft lead pencils with big erasers whenever we do.

Why is so hard for you to give some credit where credit due? Davies worked his butt off with exceptional effort and you can't even acknowledge that... even just a little bit... simply because he played for BYU. I sincerely hope your hate isn't cankering your character.

One more thing. Remind all of us of exactly how many Ute basketball players from last season now have NBA contracts?

Hyrum, UT

@ ekute:

Great comment. Thanks for showing some genuine class. It's nice to know that we can sometimes transcend the lines in "the rivalry" and give credit where and when credit is due. You earned my respect on this one.

Houston, TX

Good for Davies, hope you will grab this chance to excel youself to the next level.

By the way, I am amazed how hatred can give someone courage to turn something so positive into negative words.

Orem, UT

Congratulations Brandon! You've come a long way since that day you and Tui dropped by for senior pics.

Good luck as you begin your NBA career.

Washington, UT

Unfortunately, Davies will get in early foul trouble in every game he plays and will spend the rest of the game on the bench.

Salt Lake City, UT

I would SO love to earn NBA-bench-riding money. Anyone else?

Salt Lake City, UT

The chance to play for Doc Rivers is huge. Coach Rose makes a good point that a good organization and team can be a gig difference maker. Glad to see Davies get the shot to play for an NBA team.

Krispy Zadoosh
Salt Lake, UT

Congrats Brandon.

Orange County, CA


Great comments. Just clicking "like" wasn't enough recognition for your well-written and well-thought out comments. Just making the roster is a huge accomplishment. I'm sure Dave Kruger would agree.

@Chris B:

Greg Kite, just to pick a random BYU example, road the pine for 12 years in the NBA. He rarely took it to the rim, fouled within seconds of entering the game, but he took it to the bank consistently during every one of those years. Not a bad career, even if he didn't match the careers of Michael Doleac or Hanno Mottola. I'm sure those two wish they had matched Kite's career!

Doc Rivers is a more reliable evaluator of talent than any of us. He said, “We really liked Brandon in summer league. We like his ability to play multiple positions and he fits with our team. He understands team basketball and has been in here all summer working on his game.” Nice compliments that override anything Chris B could say to try to detract from Brandon's achievement.

Congrats to Brandon for making the team!

Surfers Paradise, AU

What a great opportunity to play with Blake Griffin and CP3. Not may players can say that. Well done Mr Davies.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

There is no shame in riding the bench in the NBA.

But when a college program whose fans base think they are a national powerhouse hasn't produced a single great NBA player in 30 years, that is embarrassing!

Ogden, UT

I gaurantee Brandon could take Chris B in a one on one matchup....although he may get into early foul trouble...that is if he gets off the bench enough to play Chris...lol.

Lindon, UT

While I don't disagree with what you said to the resident bridge-dweller, I'd just like to point out that the fact that people reply to the nonsense is predictable as well.

Good luck Brandon, keep that attitude and you'll reach your potential!

Idaho Falls, ID

Good for you, Brandon.
Playing in the NBA..., the hard way.
You'll be a better man and better player for it.


Props to Davies! Making the league is always a huge accomplishment. Happy to see anyone from Utah go. Especially someone I beat when he was guarding me in 3 on 3..

Congrats to Brandon

Surfers Paradise, AU

Must be really embarrassing to only beat a small down south one time in 12 tries. Then again winning bball games isn't important in slc.

Sandy, UT

When a "supposed" national powerhouse hasn't produced a single win in the NCAA tournament in almost a decade, that is embarrassing!


Guaranteed, my 12-year-old nephew could take Chris B. in a one-on-one matchup. He wouldn't even have to foul because he'd be swatting everything Chris put up...

Hyrum, UT

@ Chris B:

Will you ever learn when it's time to give it a rest?
This article is NOT about BYU fans or your particular opinion of them. It's about an individual player who exceeded expectations and is personally doing really well. Your first comment was meant to be a dubious putdown to both Brandon and Jimmer. That's why it later got pulled. The only "embarrassment" coming from all of this is what you are showing of yourself.

There are times to banter rival teams and there are other times when we should back off and respect individual accomplishment, regardless of who that player plays for. This is one of those times. Simply give some credit where credit is due and you will personally earn a bit more respect... both from others and from yourself.

Saratoga Springs, UT


I guess you don't count Danny Ainge 1982-1995 or Fred Roberts 1984-1997 or Greg Kite 1984-1995 or Shawn Bradley 1994-2005, I know that not all of them were superstars but I would call Ainge a great NBA player. And Fred Roberts was a great talent who just played on a poor Bucks team.

National Powerhouse, yeah I tend to agree that BYU is not quite that. But they have produced some pretty darn good players. You have to agree with that don't you. These guys I mentioned all withing the last 30 years, all played close to or more than a 1000 games in the NBA, and all averaged I am guessing 500 points or more a season, that is not all that bad.

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