I'd like to see a daily feature setup in the same place for easy reference
that has the Utah colleges' pro players ongoing stats - and a paragraph
about the most outstanding individual effort among them. There are so few
players, it wouldn't take much space. How about it DesNews ?
One poster here said something about another poster having a point when BYU fans
don't respond to him. To that, I would say that there are those here who,
upon seeing certain people posting, don't respond because they don't
know what was written since they knew it wouldn't be worth their time to
look at it. Some BYU fans, as well as some Utah fans, agree that is the best
way to deal with a person who knows nothing but negativity. I as well have
mentioned that before: Someone like that is simply looking for attention.
It's a sad existence, in my opinion, but the rest of us could realize that
type will eventually slink away if they are consistently unable to get anyone
I submitted a comment that Brandon Davies was not a center at BYU. The comment
wasn't approved, which I can live with--I guess we don't want to hurt
anyone's feelings?--as long as the article is corrected.
@MotorbikeGreat point about Damon Lilliard. C'mon Dnews
what's up with that ommission?
With their program in disarray and stuck in the lower third of the pac 12,
it's quite understandable that Utah fans have an interest in BYU.
Rockarolla - Bogut in the 1st round pales as a mistake in comparison to the
Blazers taking Sam Bowie No 1, leaving Michael Jordan in the 2nd spot....
People in Portland keep calling for a pure shooting guard, and I think Jimmer
could fill the bill there. Coach Stotts likes fast play and long-range shooting.
Yes! Free Jimmer! Send him to the Blazers!
Jimmers game may never translate to NBA greatness. He's still the best
thing to happen to basketball in the state of Utah since the Jazz made their
title runs back in the late 90's. We all enjoyed his antics and
performances on the basketball court. Maybe he does just need a change of
scenery or maybe he needs to go to Europe to hone his skills. As for now he is
wasting away in no mans land in Sacramento. As for the other locals in the NBA,
Andrew Bogut has been in the league for several years now and is finally in a
place where he has blossomed. It has taken him years to make a difference.
Many called him the biggest first round mistake in the History of the League.
Golden State has had the patience to let him develop. Andre Miller has a great
home in Denver. He has been a player who has contributed to every team he has
been a part of. He can fit in anywhere. Good luck to all our locals in the
As evidenced by Davies, sometimes you don't know what you've got until
you give them a shot. Davies was never on the NBA draft radar yet because he
hustles, is smart and has good character he is getting playing time. Jimmer
could really help some team that knows how to use him.Put him in the last 5
minutes with a lead and he'll preserve a win, IMHO.
Jimmer will proof them wrong when he goes to another team.
Now that we are in a bcs we will have tons of teams waiting in line ready to
offer first round picks in exchange for first round picks of our players now.Go Utes!
@MotorbikeI totally agree with your assessment. I pull for the
success of all the state of Utah players. You may remember me doing a
"Lillard Watch" while the D-News did a "Jimmer Watch".
Lillard's success speaks for itself with his Rookie of the Year title last
year. He will be a star for years to come. Hopefully the D-News can get on
board and post an article about him every now and then. If not, you can always
look to the credible sources and media.GO TRAIL BLAZERS!
Is utah a powerhouse national program right now?
I find it somewhere between "'AMAZING and Laughable" that a ute fan
would even want to come on this board and talk about Basketball... In fact,
based on the pictures I saw of games at the HC last year in the DN I had thought
that maybe utah gave up Hoops altogether.The fact is chis that both
BYU and Utah have 2 players in the NBA... One of the two schools NBA players
came out of colleges in 2011 and 2013, while the other school has 2 players
that was drafted in 99'... Ouch...
Here's your synopsis of every single sports article on the DNews every
single day:Chris B. and his multiple alter egos grab the first 4 or
5 posts within 3 minutes of the article posting. He cannot contain himself and
must incessantly compare everything to BYU and slam BYU with all he's
got.BYU fans then think he either 1) officially represents the U and
is the spokesperson for Kyle Whittingham, Coach K, and Dr. Hill or 2) represents
and speaks for the entire Utah fan base so then they spend the next 20 comments
talking about how stupid Utah is or Utah fans are based off what he said.It's really getting old. By the time I get home from work to read
the articles it has all already debased to the point where I don't want to
comment because it would be like trying to have a serious discussion with a room
full of 5 year olds. I'm sure this won't get posted but I had to get
it off my chest.
People, how many times can we (real Ute fans) tell you to ignore Chris B? IGNORE
Chris B!!!Good for Davies, I'm on record several times now as
saying I like his game and thought he stood a decent chance at sticking with a
team right for him. It seems the 76ers may be that team.Good for
Bogut and Miller, always nice to see them play well. Bogut was on target to be
much better than he is until he had some horrific injuries.As for
Jimmer, I still think it would be fun to see him prove the naysayers wrong. Not
sure it will happen, but we can all hope.My only question, why
isn't there an update in this article on Lillard? He's seeing more
success (currently) than any of the others mentioned (20 pts and 6 assists).
Weber State fans, stand up!
Someone please tell me Chris must be joking about this nfl claim? Anyone?You can always tell when Chris actually has a point, the byu fans have
no good reply. I highly doubt there is a single basketball program that thinks
so highly of themselves that gives weekly updates on how their nba alum are
doing, especially when they are doing so little. Chris talks a lot of nonsense
and his predictions are terrible, but he is SPOT on here!
Here is story to put Jimmer in perspective. My wife has no interest in sports.
If you asked her to name one current NFL, MLB or NBA player. She might be able
to name 1...Jimmer. (Ok, she would throw out Michael Jordan and Ty Detmer as
well not realizing they retired years ago.) I am sure you get the
picture....Several years ago as I was watching a BYU basketball
game, my wife was getting the kids ready for bed. As the game was nearing
halftime my wife asked me for some help. She then commented that she had not
been able to watch any part of the game and was afraid she would miss the whole
game without some help.... My wife was actually asking for help so she could
watch sports. Holy Friggen cow!!! Jimmer was so much fun to watch that even my
wife who never pays any attention at all to sports wanted to watch the games.
She watched nearly every game that season. If Jimmer can make my wife complain
about not being able to watch sports, he had to have been playing at a whole new
level of Awesome.
@ Chris B...."If you want people to believe you are a powerhouse
program act like it..."BYU is acting like it.... That is why
they scheduled Stanford on the road, Iowa state, and Texas on the road as part
of their early season slate. Clearly they have a goal of competing in the NCAA
tournament. Utah on the other hand plays only one road game and
apart from BYU And Boise St. fills the schedule with teams like Katherine
college. Never heard of them you say.... That is because this is the first year
they have even had a basketball team. Some other teams St. Katherine plays...
Walla Walla University and Multnomah University.... Clearly the Utes know that
the only way they are going to find wins is play teams that an average church
team could beat. As you say Chris..."If you want people to believe you are
a powerhouse program act like it." Utah is acting like a JV team at at
junior college. Jimmer could beat Utah all by himself...
Whitney (writer of the article), No, it's not a big deal, but Davies
was not a center at BYU. Even the BYU Cougars website has him listed only as a
forward rather than as a forward/center.
I actually appreciate the updates on local players and their careers. Thanks
Deseret News. Keep it up for those of us who appreciate it. Those who
don't really shouldn't spend so much time on these types of articles.
I might ask prior commenters, who is acting like what here?
@Christopher BWhen I hear her comments about Jimmer and all things
BYU, it seems as though she has no knowledge or comprehension of sports...
Especially when it comes to football and basketball.Jimmer is a
fantastic shooter and certainly will get picked up in free agency. JJ Reddick
was in a similar situation - so a player that can shoot will absolutely find a
home in the NBA. No one in their right minds would think Sacramento is a good
situation for anyone. Instead of worrying about all things BYU, I
might recommend she worry about the Utes - both football and basketball are
looking really bad right now.As far as Davies getting playing time -
I love it!!!
The dislike is strong in a certain individual and his/her many aliases.
Jimmer (misspelled?) can add excitement to a team because he is bold, shoots a
good percentage when allowed 8 shots or more. Jazz need a leader as well, a
point guard. Jimmer would both shoot and play point better than Alec Burks is
currently doing. The Jazz are winning the reace to getting the 1st draft pick,
if the players don't totally lose confidence I'll be surprised.
Obviously, somebody wants to know what's up with Jimmer, since he was the
first to post about the article. Not to mention, he then posted again 30
minutes later to become the third commenter as well. Obsessed much?
You can know that a school and fan base have a following when the great and
mighty C.B. comments multiple times on every article published on said school.
Validation starts with a C and ends with a B. He just cannot leave BYU alone.I think that Davies is doing a great job! Let's hope that Jimmer
gets freed here.
@Christopher BAs a Utah fan I would like Jimmer to be successful
just as I would want to see Andrew Bogut start kicking butt. Do you dislike BYU
that much that you criticize their players as well?
Isn't it sad when a fan base has so few players actually playing in NBA and
NFL games that we get an update each time one of them gets on the field/courtPowerhouse national programs do not do that.If you want
people to believe you are a powerhouse national program, act like it.No Ute fan wants to know each time Andrew Bogut or Andre Miller scores a
bucket, or each time Steve Smith makes a catch in the NFL.
I wish the Jazz would make a more to pick him up. He's a far better
shooting than any player on the JAZZ.
Where are all the offers from teams trying to Jimmer?Surely tons of
other teams must be waiting in line ready to offer first round picks in exchange
for first round pick, and best byu player of the last 30 years Jimmer Fredette