Dick Harmon: BYU-bound Mika playing two seasons in one

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  • spartaman Sandy, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 2:32 p.m.

    And Get real,

    The other kids weren't even in high school at the time, they were not driving themselves to school at 6 in the morning for early seminary. Plus the other kids did not have near the homework load, or the busy athletic schedule.

    Waterford is easily 4x harder than the hardest public school. I am currently taking 6 AP classes at Alta High as a senior, and my sophomore year at waterford with only one AP class was A LOT harder.

  • aficionado Sandy, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 2:28 p.m.

    I went to school with Eric at Waterford. I transferred the same year he did. I transferred to Alta High. While I am not the super-athlete Eric is, I am an athlete and I do have D1 scholarships.

    I was approved the UHSAA to play soccer that very year. I had no better reasons for transferring than Eric did, other than Waterford was really hard and not any fun.

    I started varsity for Alta my junior year. Eric was punished because he was a Big Name Player. While I was able to slide by without any trouble whatsoever.

  • goodDr. sandy, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 1:52 p.m.

    Mildred and Earnest are both one and done. They should have moved on a long time ago.

  • get real Vernal, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 9:05 a.m.

    Duckhunter, I stand corrected. They wanted to violate the rules but were not allowed.
    I also want to clarify one thing. My post yesterday sounded bad. I apologize if I offended. I wish Mika all the best in his basketball life and career. I can't wait to watch him play.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 1:03 a.m.

    I don't know what's more amusing, the Ute trolls claiming he's a one and done, or the people who think the Ute trolls are serious.

  • IndeMak South Jordan, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 8:59 p.m.

    One and done? The second coming of Michael Jordan? Wake up. Ridiculous

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 8:17 p.m.

    @get real

    How is it "one of the most clear violations of UHSAA rules that I have ever seen."? It wasn't a "violation" at all. He asked for a hardship, was denied, and then sat out a year as per the rule. He didn't "violate" anything. You sound bitter about something, what is it?

  • BigRich Orem, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 3:46 p.m.

    numer35. As they say, make sure your words are sweet because you'll probably have to eat them.

    Dec. 6, 2012 12:54 p.m.

    11:05 a.m. Dec. 6, 2012
    Like Report abuse Ernest T. Bass
    Bountiful, UT
    I agree with Mildred. He needs to be a one & done player.

    He's a big get but, he's not a one and done. I think you're thinking of Jabari Parker.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 11:24 a.m.

    I agree with Mildred. He needs to be a one & done player.

  • oldcougar Orem, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 11:05 a.m.

    Get Real, Merry Christmas to you, too.

  • get real Vernal, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 10:59 a.m.

    I don't feel too bad for this kid having to sit out his Junior year. He (and his parents) claimed it was a hardship to send him to Waterford because of the time and danger of traveling back and forth. Yet, their other son travels every day to school at Waterford. Do the parents not care about the younger son?
    I find it very hypocritical of the parents to make sure they let people know their son was taking early morning seminary (so he can get sympathy from the major religion). Then they turn around and lie about his going to Waterford as a hardship.
    This was one of the most clear violations of UHSAA rules that I have ever seen.

  • GD Syracuse, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 10:58 a.m.

    The transfer rule is a good one. I'm opposed to open enrollment as well. There are positives in open enrollment but I see a lot of negatives, especially in sports.

  • numer35 Orem, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 10:14 a.m.

    He is not a draft pick at all ever.

  • Mildred in Fillmore Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 8:58 a.m.

    Should come out of college after his freshman year because he will be a top 10 NBA draft pick.

    Dec. 6, 2012 8:47 a.m.

    The rule for transfers to sit out one year IS a good one that prevents "school shopping" by the parents of the very gifted and talented.

  • OCoug Ogden, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 8:21 p.m.

    I agree with Coug Fan in Tx, this year looks like a bridge year. It'd be great if they get in the tournament, if not figure out the point guard situation and the future looks bright.
    This year could still turn out well, but the Y will have to secure a win over one top twenty-five team (i.e Gonzaga) and down either Virginia Tech or Baylor. The team needs to take care of home court, especially in conference play.

  • The Jimmer Okemos, MI
    Dec. 5, 2012 5:54 p.m.

    What a shame Eric had to sit out a year because of an unreasonable rule. I'm glad he finally gets to play and had the patience to wait out his "sentence."

  • U 90 Corona, CA
    Dec. 5, 2012 5:37 p.m.

    Coug fan tx,

    Can you say flip flop. 3 weeks ago you were so giddy about this year's byu team that your predicted Davies, hawes, and carlino would average a combined 60 points per game. If they had done that byu would be undefeated right now. i see you have since come back to earth and are now predicting this season to be the worst in a 13 year stretch for byu.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Dec. 5, 2012 5:11 p.m.

    I was a little worried about who would fill Davies minutes next year, but as this season progresses - it's obvious Mika and Worthington should do a pretty good job.

    I think this years team will be pretty good, but it will probably be the weakest of the last 5 or 6 six and the weakest of the next 6 or 7 years.

    The future is bright in Happy Valley!

  • PGVikingDad Pleasant Grove, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 4:19 p.m.

    Yep, I'm a dad of two PG Vikings, but as a BYU grad and fan, I'm loving every minute of this Lone Peak season. Amazing!