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

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River Falls, WI

No BYU fan has claimed that BYU is a national powerhouse. We are easily the best basketball program in the state of Utah, and we are a nationally respected team that consistently competes in the NCAA tournament, consistently gets the best in-state recruits, and is increasingly getting players to the next level.

In my opinion Brandon Davies is one of the greatest success stories in BYU history. Both he and KVN (who I think is one of his best friends) overcame honor code violations to go on to make it to the next level. The fact that they both stayed at BYU says truckloads about their character. Because Brandon is an individual of character he will succeed in life, even if that means making millions of dollars riding the bench in the bigs. That beats posting incessantly about your college rival from your mother's basement any day.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Congrats to Brandon.
I'm as Ute as they come, but I've hoped this would happen for Brandon and would wish the same for any of the state of Utah's homegrown talent. Brandon has always seemed like a good dude and I've always liked his game. Sure there's room for him to improve, but now he gets to 'improve' on the biggest stage.
Congrats again to Mr. Davies.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

Why do we need to bring it up to CHRIS B? Just move on.

Congradulation Brondon, at first that I didn't think you were not going to get the nba but you did work very hard. WCC is a joke for whatever the reason but Coach Dave Rose said that WCC is the right fit. Good luck in nba and be patient, but I still don't understand why you still try to shoot 3's? Just don't do it too often unless play clock does wind down.


Terrific accomplishment to make an NBA roster. Rivers is a great coach and Chris Paul is the best point guard in the league. Great situation for Brandon. Well done.

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

So Crissy,
What has your ute team produced lately in the NBA? Thought so!!

Ann Arbor, MI

Davies would be wise to consult Greg Kite on how to make it in the NbA without knowing how to play basketball.

Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

Chris B has only been around for 17 years so forgive him if he can't recall great players from the past 30 years.

Congrats Brandon! Way to represent!

Lifelong Republican
Orem, UT

Hilarious that ANY utah fan would be commenting about an article about basketball. Women's gymnastics maybe but basketball. No.

Frisco, TX

I've never met Brandon, but he is one of my hero's. No person should have to go through the public media humiliation he went through. Let him who is without sin cast the first stone. Kudos to you for sticking it out, and congrats for reaching your dreams. There will always be those, like one on this thread, who cannot handle anyone being successful. Instead of celebrating others success, they ridicule hoping to bring them down to their unsuccessful level.

Rose has created quite a program with Jimmer and Brandon in the NBA. Haws on Team USA. Haws and Collinsworth both have legit shots at the NBA. And "mark it down", several of the future recruits will find a spot on an NBA roster.

the truth
Holladay, UT


Many of Brandon's silly fouls came from chasing smaller players out around the 3-point line,

a long standing weakness of BYU's defense, having their big men playing defense out at the 3-point line.

Shouldn't be a problem in the NBA.

Burley, ID

Here's one Utah fan that would like to congratulate Brandon Davies. Your hard work has finally paid off and I wish you only success in the NBA.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

Good news. I hope he does well in the NBA or Europe. His problem has always been consistency. He would dominate one game and become an spectator the next. I think he made real progress during his time at BYU. Few thought he could do as well as he did. I think we'll find him to become a good, long time, role player because he does not cause trouble and seems to be teachable. I think most coaches like that in their number 8 or 9 players. There is nothing wrong with playing ten years in the NBA and never being THE starter but playing every night and working every practice. One can make pretty good money that way over time. The next thing will be to see if he can manage his life once he has a bit of success and the money that comes with it. If he can't, the whole thing will be a waste. Good to see he is getting a fair chance.


"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!"

Why do you care? Why aren't you more excited about Jordan Loveridge?

Man in Charge
Washington, DC

Davies has an NBA game and thats the difference between him and Jimmer.

St Louis, MO

I, a life-long BYU sports fan and graduate, have somehow managed to avoid meeting any of these fans who begin every football season believing the Y will go undefeated, would refer to the basketball team as "a national powerhouse" with a straight face and thought Jimmer would enter the NBA as an All-Star from day one.

The only time I read stuff like that is from the Anti-BYU crowd (as opposed to "Ute fans") attempting to mock these mythical delusional BYU fans. Honestly, where are they? Chris? Hedge? Do you actually know any of them, even as posters on these boards?

Overton, NV

Nobody thinks BYU is a national powerhouse in basketball or football. However, BYU has been around a top 50 program in Basketball for the last several years. Since there are about 350 Division I programs, that certainly puts them in the top 15%. Not too shabby.

Yes, it would be nice if they could put more players into the NBA. But how many schools do consistently have players drafted? Remember: there are about 350 division I programs.

So when a guy like Davies, who nobody really expected to get drafted or even get much of a look when BYU's season ended, takes an opportunity and runs with it? How can you not wish him all the best?

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