Back in late 2012, hope arose among BYU basketball fans when Jabari Parker, the second-best high school hoopster in the nation that year and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, went to Provo on a recruiting visit and included the Cougars on his final list of teams he was considering signing with.
Parker wound up going to Duke for a year and just finished his second season with the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks, but he returned to the BYU campus on Tuesday, where he was seen playing pick-up ball.
Thanks to the guys who let us run pickup with them...we needed the cardio!! https://t.co/nY01FhPglW— Harvey Unga (@unga45) May 11, 2016
A few Cougar football players also posed for photos with Parker and posted them on Twitter.
Former Utah State LB Kyler Fackrell's faith, family featured by ESPN
Former Utah State linebacker Kyler Fackrell was drafted by the Green Bay Packers last month, and on Tuesday, he was the subject of a feature story by ESPN.com's Jason Wilde.
The story focuses on how the 25-year-old rookie finds motivation from his wife Elizabeth and 16-month-old daughter Delaney.
"For everything that I do, they're my motivation," Fackrell said. "I'm sure in training camp, when I don't feel good, when I dont feel like getting up and going and working hard, it's going to be them in the back of my mind that's going to be making me go to work every day."
Future Ute gymnast, Olympic hopeful MyKayla Skinner featured by NBC
MyKayla Skinner will be a freshman on the University of Utah gymnastics team this fall, but first she'll be competing for a chance to represent the United States in August's Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
On Tuesday, a Q&A featuring Skinner was published by NBC, where the Arizona resident discussed various interests of hers and what inspires her to continue keep working for a shot at the Olympics.
The United States women's gymnastics Olympic Trials will be July 8-10 in San Jose, California, where Skinner will aim to earn one of five spots on the team.
Ryan McDonald is a sports reporter at DeseretNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @ryanwmcdonald.