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Published: Friday, Dec. 13 2013 1:10 p.m. MST

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PAC man
Anaheim, CA


Refusing to release a player simply means the player has to sit out a year before he can play for his new school. The truth is, there's no such thing as a four-year scholarship. Scholarships are awarded year to year, so a coach hold only hold a player for a year.


Jamal is a small power forward with a 3 star ranking (rivals). BYU can use a few more power forwards, but he might have to work very hard to get more playing time at BYU than UNLV. Good luck to him!

Lincoln City, OR

I can't believe what I am reading with some of these posts from so called Coug Fans...

Rose is one of the 10 best college coaches in America... He's been here as head coach 8 years... 6 tourney appearances and 2 NIT appearances... He has the best winning percentage of any coach in BYU history and among the best in the country and he has done it with a gaggle of 3 stars and RMs.

Why would anyone question the Coach's judgment on this kid... UNLV has a solid resume and they went after him... He is a 6'6" low and high post player (a bit under-sized but certainly capable at that height)... Charles Barkley and Dennis Rodman were at about that height and both had hall of fame type NBA careers...

Shoot, just look at BYU a few years ago... Jeff Chatman (1984-1988) and Keena Young (2004-2007)... Both were two time all conference post players and both were (you guessed it) 6'6" tall... My only regret about the whole thing is that Aytes didn't accept our scholarship offer last year so that this year he would be taking some minutes and foul pressure off of Austin and Mica...

West Jordan, UT

Yeah!!! We're now Championship contenders! BYU is the best that ever was and ever will be!

Go Cougs!

Sandy , UT

He could not compete in a real conference so he is transferring to the wcc maybe he will get playing time at byu

Salt Lake City, UT

Good for Jamal and BYU. Now he can compete for playing time and get a respected education.

PAC man
Anaheim, CA


How does it feel to be owned by a team that isn't in a "real" conference?

Overton, NV

UNLV is a good program. Are they a better program than BYU right now? And have they been a better program over the last decade?

If you really think they are, you're in denial. UNLV and BYU have both enjoyed about the same kind of success over the last few years; and, right now, BYU is absolutely the better program. UNLV is struggling. There are even some calls starting up in Vegas for Rice to be fired. They are a 3-4 program with 3 home losses right now, all of which were to unranked teams.

Meanwhile, BYU is 8-3 with all three losses coming against ranked teams; and only one of those was at home. Now, some would say that BYU has played weaker competition. Um, no. BYU's SOS is at 5 right now. UNLV's is at 20. Now, granted, UNLV did play #2 Arizona on the road. However, that's the only ranked team they've played.

Aytes isn't transferring to weaker program to get playing time. He's transferring to a comparable program that just happens to not have much depth at his position. It's a lateral move with more playing time potential.

Alpine, UT

I take this more as a sign that Rice is on his way out at UNLV. This kid wanted to play for Rice or Rose and he won't be able to play for Rice next year.

Salt Lake City, UT

Christoper B, do you realize what you say sometimes? If BYU is such a pathetic team why have they beaten your team what is it now 8 straight? and the last 10 of 11 something like that? Seems to me that Duke, and many other top programs have guys on their teams this year who transfered from other teams, so Duke is not a big time program now? In many of the transfers this past year, most made an upgrade in teams. You really should quite while your ahead, or maybe while your behind. And I see you on BYU articles more than most avid Cougar fans, so what does that say about you? My read is that it's like the guy who likes the beautiful girl but she doesn't want anything to do with him, so he acts like he hates her, but yet he can't stop thinking or talking about her. Too bad for you that the Cougs will be really good for years to come:).

Highland, UT

So let's see, the "fans" of one of the worst programs in NCAA mens basketball, one so bad that they've had to play the worst schedule in all of basketball just to get some wins and try to fool their "fans" (mission accomplished by the way, they all appear to be fooled) that they are good, are using the vast reservoirs of knowledge they've acquired by watching their school play some of the ugliest and most embarrassing basketball ever played, to tell BYU fans that a kid that is 9 games into his freshman year can't possibly be any good.


Lincoln City, OR


It's hard to put much stock in comments that you have written because many are factually incorrect... You come on to BYU threads ,stir up the Cougar fan base with inaccurate statements and then leave... That's the actions of a Poster who is commonly referred to as a "Troll"...

Here's a helpful hint for you, do your homework before you represent something as fact... Here are some examples of real facts...

"In football the utes have defeated the Cougars four years in a row"... (That is a true statement)... Or,

"In basketball the Cougars have owned the utes pretty much for the past 7+ years beating the Utes 11 out of the past 12 times they have played" (That's a "verifiable fact")... Or

"In Basketball, according to Rivals, the Cougars have recruited higher rated talent than the utes the past few years"... (Again, a true statement that can be verified...).



According to you, one of the worst programs in NCAA men's Basketball kicked BYU sideways to Sunday. And Yes, Utah fans are getting fooled. Utah currently is much better than any Utah fan could have asked for this year. By the way, ask Dixie fans how well Jamal played ( or did he play )in UNLV's loss to Dixie. Quack! LOL

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