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Published: Sunday, April 27 2014 3:20 p.m. MDT

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Old But Not Stupid
Moorpark, CA

Strange outcome; but we knew something like this was going to occur.

I thought Onwas was one of the stronger contributors to the Utes great season. Looks like Coach "k" inserted the blade between the ribs to make room for Jakob Poeltl.

Ain't the NCAA, programs, and coaches just grand.

Christy B
Salt Lake City, Utah

Definitely a step up for Onwas.

Best of luck Princeton.


Good luck to Princeton. He was a very solid player in every facet except free throws, where he was a huge liability. But he had some very exciting highlight plays, including two consecutive games with SportsCenter Top 10 plays. He should be able to go make an impact on a team somewhere this year. So this resolves the scholarship issue, not much more to follow in the offseason it seems. Can it be August already?

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

With a great team already and a loaded recruiting class that is top 30 in the nation, I think he saw the writing on the wall that the minutes he wants just aren't there for him

Wish him the best.

Layton, UT

If the new power conference rules were in place the Utes could of made room for Princeton.
Good luck to him, it was fun watching him as a Ute. No doubt a good school will seek his talent.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

As chris b would say -

This is a "step up" (wherever he ends up) for Onwas.


Best of lucky Onwas! You're defense will be missed. The only reason I can think he'd leave is that the new recruits are going to be eating up minutes. I'm willing to bet Ogbe gets a good chunk of minutes this year too. He looks like quite the player.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

We knew someone wasn't going to be back. I certainly wish Onwas well wherever he lands.
This team will be loaded but the one place it's extremely thin is 2 guard. I realize Onwas played more like a 3, but now this team is left with Tucker as the lone true 2 guard. Tucker is a good shooter when he's got some space but he's not the defensive player or slasher that Onwas is. Looks like the Wright brothers (yes I know they're not really brothers) will be needing to play some 2 guard. Not that Delon Wright didn't already play on the court at times with Taylor last year.

Layton, UT

Christy B and Tom in CA,
I hope he does end up with a power program. Says something about the current and incoming talent on The Hill, doesn't it?

Pocatello, ID

Best of Luck to Onwas. I loved his toughness. I hope he does well wherever he goes.

Salt Lake City, Utah


"Says something about the current and incoming talent on The Hill, doesn't it?"

You mean the "talent" that wasn't good enough to beat the 4th place team from the WCC in the NIT?

Or the "talent" that was only able to win two road games all season long, only one against a team with a winning record?

Old But Not Stupid
Moorpark, CA

Chris B

"With a great team already and a loaded recruiting class that is top 30 in the nation, I think he saw the writing on the wall that the minutes he wants just aren't there for him."

Sorry, Chris it was NOT about minutes. It was about 14 bodies playing musical chairs with only 13 chairs. I expect Coach "k" "fired" him....see Onwas tweet; did not sound very happy to me.


"Christy B and Tom in CA,
"I hope he does end up with a power program."

He won't be eligible in D-I next year. Hope he was only a sophomore this year.

Layton, UT

The Talent that's projected to be a contender in the Pac 12.

And just for you...The Talent that I predict will dominate byu next year and in the foreseeable future.

Go Utes!

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA


It was enough "talent" to beat BYU by something like 20 points.

Salt Lake City, Utah

timid sparrow

Remind us which team received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, and which team wasn't even considered by the Selection Committee.

One head-to-head game does not a season make.

A team that lost to the #218 Washington State Cougars(10-21) on the road, wouldn't have stood a chance of beating the #32 BYU Cougars(23-12) in the Marriott Center.


Anyone who thinks that this was Onwas's choice is ignorant to how teams are run in college

Omaha, NE


Glad to see you have carried over what you learned yesterday in Church. Thank you for sharing your thoughtful and non-contentious statements.

Onwas, thank you for your contributions this past year at the U. Best of luck in your basketball and life career.


Alpine, UT

It seems to be that his scholarship was pulled. If his departure now leaves the team with the allowed number of Scholarships then they must have had 14 prior to "his" decision.

Sports Are Great
Salt Lake City, UT


Good to see you likewise have carried over what you learned from church yesterday. Or are you one of the ute "fans" who think the team you cheer for somehow is the most important factor in who has the responsibility to do what's right? Typical ute. Stop the self righteous holier than thou attitude.

I don't fault someone for leaving if something else is a better situation for someone. If a better situation is possible for someone, they should do it. Nothing wrong with it at all

Las Vegas, NV

Good luck to you Princeton. Thanks for your contributions. Hope you land in a good program where there is room for you to be a starter.

Go Utes!

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