High school boys basketball: Brayden Facemyer's triple-double leads Liahona

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  • posterized Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 25, 2011 2:22 p.m.

    Great accomplishment! A triple-double's a rare feat. We can't take anything away from Facemeyer. I do wish he was playing against bigger schools though. My AAU team used to feast on these smaller schools at tournaments. But it sounds like he's done his fair share of beating up on "bigger schools".

  • Hoops Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 25, 2011 1:38 p.m.

    Coachp44--Thank you! I haven't seen this kid play and know very little about his team, but a triple double is an accomplishment, regardless. I really don't understand the tendency for many people on this board to try to tear a kid/team down. Just because he happens to play 1A level ball, does that mean we can't congratulate him for what he accomplished?

  • coachp44 Green River, UT
    Jan. 25, 2011 12:59 p.m.

    A triple double is hard to get at any level of play, and yeah it may have been easier to get against a lower level team, but how many do you see getting accomplished? Can't we appreciate what the kid has done and repect him for it.
    I don't neccessarily agree with how or why the teams of WA and Liahona have been developed. They are excelling and people what to tear them down. The kids can play and their game this week should be very interesting. I for one wish that I could make it to the game. Nothing better than a clash between #1 and #2. Should be a good one.

  • hoops Kansas, Il
    Jan. 25, 2011 9:37 a.m.

    Why are you attacking WAdad, sounds like you should be attacking TCnewsie, he made the comment about Facemyer playing at a small school.

  • smallballfan Provo, UT
    Jan. 24, 2011 6:38 p.m.

    Sounds like WA Dad is getting his feelings hurt because his son and his team aren't getting enough pub.
    As far as why Facemyer isn't playing at PG or Timp, that's a good question. Anyone know the answer to that? The first time I saw him was at an AAU tournament I was at to watch my grandson (who was playing for Timpview). He had somewhere between 20-30 points and totally dominated the 5A guards they were playing. I can't remember the team, but my grandson told me they were 5A. He ended the game with a 25 foot 3-pointer as time expired to win the game. The kid can play against anybody and is a legit small college recruit.

  • TCnewsie Tooele, UT
    Jan. 24, 2011 2:51 p.m.

    I do not respect a triple-double by a player on a recruited 1A squad over a small town Tintic team from Eureka and surrounding area. If Facemyer was one of the best guards in the state, why doesn't he attend a bigger school in Utah County and test himself instead of beating up on weaker 1A schools? I also hope one of the Region 20 teams can knock around both Liahona and Wasatch Academy.

  • WAdad Mt Pleasant, Utah
    Jan. 24, 2011 9:13 a.m.

    There's no doubt, these articles on Liahona's epic battles with less talented foes are irrelevant to everyone except Liahona. They also represent a pretentious and curiously family oriented pat-on-the-back for their players. BUT,.. they do offer WA and Liahona fans a forum to exchange spirited sports banter without other people complaining about us dominating the conversation. So, keep 'em coming and I'll continue to read them and chuckle

  • smallballfan Provo, UT
    Jan. 23, 2011 7:48 p.m.

    I'll go even farther and say I would take Facemyer and Nichols over Skeete and Anuilis every day of the week. Their senior leadership and ability to do way more than score are just incredible. They hold the edge over WA when it comes to guards. It's the rest of the team that will make the difference. WA has the edge in the frontcourt with Krajacic and their two big guys. Coaching is a wash (both seem to have great coaching staffs), so the fact WA is at home gives them the edge.

  • hoops Kansas, Il
    Jan. 23, 2011 7:37 p.m.

    Hey 1Afan I agree that you will see some of the best guard play on Friday when Liahona plays WA. But I would take the WA over the Liahona any day of the week. As far as cutting them some slack,they get more press then any 1A team. And WA schedule is tougher than Liahonas.

  • 1AFan Bountiful, ut
    Jan. 23, 2011 6:41 p.m.

    Hey "1ahoopsfan" it's pretty clear from your comments on other blogs that you don't like Liahona or their players. Cut these kids and their team a little slack. They've played a non-region schedule against more 2A and 3A teams than any other 1A school, and Facemyer is at the top of almost every category there is. As for your comment that either WA guard could drop a triple double on Liahona Friday night, come on, at least recognize the quality of the Liahona guards. I don't think there is any way Liahona is going to knock off WA on Friday night, but I do think we're going to see some of the best guards in all high school ball, not just 1A, when these two schools meet.

  • smallballfan Provo, UT
    Jan. 23, 2011 4:21 p.m.

    A triple double at any level in high school is pretty impressive. In fact, it might even be more impressive if it was done in less time. I wasn't there, but I'd be willing to bet Facemyer didn't play the whole game beings that they were up by 40 and 11 guys scored.
    I'm pretty stoked for Friday's game...the talent of WA vs the experience of Liahona's seniors. It's gonna be a good one. I say WA by single digits

  • 1ahoopsfan salt lake city, utah
    Jan. 23, 2011 3:24 p.m.

    I'm sorry but I'm just not that impressed with a triple-double against mediocre competition at best. If he can pull one off friday night against WA, then I will be impressed. Thing is, either of WA guards could end up doing it friday night , can't wait for that game.

  • 1A 1WAY Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 23, 2011 2:27 p.m.

    At this point it should be pretty clear that Facemyer is the 1A MVP. I can't recall the last time I've seen a triple-double in region 18. This kid is special; plain and simple!
    Can't wait to see if Facemyer and company can pull off the upset vs WA!