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Published: Monday, Dec. 9 2013 5:20 p.m. MST

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Congratulations to Weber State and the University of Utah as they are the only local schools with alum who are making meaningful contributions in the NBA.

Go utes!

Layton, UT

Actually Weber State is making the most contribution - in one player, but looking at current production of professional players is an indication of past greatness of college teams.

Recently, BYU and Weber State are the only ones that have produced NBA quality players . Maybe that is why Utah refuses to play Weber State...

I wish all the local players well. I just wish the Utah AD had the courage that their players demonstrate.

2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0
Ogden, UT


Why don't you think there are teams lining up offering first round picks for first round Jimmer? Certainly the kings want to get rid of him. Maybe the kings know he is so valuable they are demanding two first round picks for him?

What's your guess?

Jealous U
Alpine, UT


BYU owns U in basketball!

7 in a row, 11 of the last 12, 12-3 during the Dave Rose era, 149-145 overall

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


Who was the last quality nba player byu produced? After all, wouldn't a "quality NBA player" be playing quality minutes in the NBA?

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


And ute alum in the NBA(which this article is about) dominate byu players in the NBA.


Layton, UT

Chris B,

I am a fan of all local players. I love to see all the local players do well during and after college. I am not a fan of ADs that don't even try to develop some intra-state competition. The tax dollars that support Utah, comes from the same source as Weber State, Southern Utah, as well as Utah State. These schools deserve first consideration when scheduling of the same level.

It is just too bad that the Utah AD/coach doesn't have the courage to show that they are the 4th or 5th best basketball program in Utah. Sounds like progress.

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