sportsfanforlifeI don't see anywhere where I was referring to out of
state teams. Of course out of state teams tend to be better, Utah is one of the
smallest states in the nation.Funny you mention those New Jersey
teams. Coincidentally, Lone Peak played St. Anthony's during the 07-08 season.
Score was 54-43 for St. Anthony's. LP gave them their closest game all year.
Every other game on their schedule was an absolute blowout, sometimes they won
by 60+. The only other team that played them close that year was St. Patrick's.
St. Anthony's went on to win the national championship that year.I
agree with you that Utah is on the lower end of the totem pole for basketball,
but some solid teams can come out of Utah. I remember that same year (07-08),
Davis, Lone Peak, and Pleasant Grove were all ranked in the the top 100
nationally. It happens, it's just not as common.
because they had fun and hamilton, 6'4, 6'7 6'8 6'11 run that zone against
utah teams, no one could compete, its easy when you get a lead and your
coach plays keep away because the worst rule in high school basketball, no shot
clock in utah.It would make the games so so so much better!!
@sportsfanfor life, you're right about the Cali and east coast teams. Having
lived all over the country, for the most part, those areas have some very good
teams. Many of those teams, especially in the east often times are what you'd
call HS all-star teams. Teams such as Oak Hill, St Anthony, Montverde Academy,
Bishop Gorman to name a few. Their players don't live in or close to the
boundaries and sometimes even move in to dorms or apartments. Once in a while a
HS team from Utah can hang with the big boys. Back in 07-08, LP played in a
four team tournament in New Mexico. They beat a team from Atlanta Georgia by
20, then lost to St Anthony by 8 points. That was the only game that year that
St Anthony played where they didn't win by double digits and that included St
Patrick's on their way to a 32-0 record and the national championship for HS as
ranked by USA Today. National HS rankings would be different if it was done by
designated area boundaries.
UtahUte16, i totally agree. That team with haws, funk, hamilton, sharp, austin,
and more. I don't think this years team would even compete with them. But that's
@utahute16 youve obviously never been outside the state of utah and seen teams
from the east coast like st patricks or st anthonys or even the top tier teams
Come to Region 1 where everyone plays within their boundaries, it's great! I don't see how this year's Lone Peak team is their peak. Their 07-08
team was the most amazing high school basketball team I've ever seen (still not
over the Davis v LP 2OT 08 semi-final game).
@ProudtobeanAmerican...you are wrong. They do investigate. Quit filling people
like "bluesbuff" with non-truths. You just don't know!
bluesbuff you have no idea how out of control things are with transfers. The
UHSAA does absolutely NOTHING to investigate, so it is pretty easy for people to
"fudge" the system.
Mika lives in LP's boundary and still doesn't play for his team...
we may not be as big and powerful as the 4A and 5A teams but at least our kids
live in our boundry.