Lone Peak again ranked No. 1 nationally, Jabari Parker's Simeon Prep not far behind (+audio)

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  • Tilka PORTLAND, OR
    Jan. 29, 2013 2:09 p.m.

    I find it interesting that some fans are critical of BYU bringing in too many players from the local "valley". When you see the talent that has come out of Utah Valley in the past, including CJ Wilcox who is at Washington, and see that Lone Peak is in the top 5 in the country, BYU could do worse. I'm sure there are many top tier schools out of state who would like to have the Lone Peak players come to their program.

  • BleedCougarBlue Enid, OK
    Jan. 29, 2013 11:50 a.m.

    WOW! A Utah team is ranked #1 in the entire nation?


    Nice job, guys!

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Jan. 28, 2013 10:33 p.m.

    Regardless of whether LP is #1 or #5 or #whatever, they are a very good team. High school basketball is just like college football - nobody really knows who is #1.

    But what we do know is that at least three of them are future Cougs. That has me down right excited.

    Yes, I do wish Jabari was coming to BYU, but unlike Sports Illustrated, I'm not willing to crown him as the next Lebron. I didn't ever see him play before his injury, but seeing him play now against WY, I'm not sure I'd take him over any of the three LP standouts. Jabari does not look like a one and done to me. He looks like he needs several years to get his skills to NBA level. But there's nobody better to develop his skills than Coach K. I look forward to watching him develop.

  • cptbronco Boulder City, NV
    Jan. 28, 2013 6:37 p.m.

    Findley Prep is just that, a prep school. A school that takes high school seniors and gives them a chance to play and get their grades to a point that they can get the scholarship at a big school. They aren't even allowed to compete in the High School divisions in Nevada. It is like a red shirt, and yet they still get to play, they don't lose college eligibility. Good for Lone Peak and good luck for the rest of the year.

  • Unbelievable West Jordan, Utah
    Jan. 28, 2013 6:32 p.m.

    Best thing about this team is that they're boys are home grown. Can't say that about the team a little further south (4A).

  • utahcougar provo, utah
    Jan. 28, 2013 4:54 p.m.

    Best team in state history. No team in Utah will come within 20 of them the rest of the season. Been fun to watch... Go Cougs!

  • DSB Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 28, 2013 4:31 p.m.

    "Don't get too excited Lone Peak..." C'mon Debbie Downer, you can't hide behind a new name.

  • Barb Wire USA, UT
    Jan. 28, 2013 4:12 p.m.

    Finley Prep out of Vegas is ranked #1 in another poll and also beat the same team (Montverde Academy) that beat Lone Peak. Depends on what rankings you follow. Don't get too excited Lone Peak...

  • FatMan86 West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 28, 2013 2:02 p.m.

    This may be the best story in sports in the state of Utah this year (except for maybe USU football).

  • cougar76 Raleigh, NC
    Jan. 28, 2013 2:00 p.m.

    Ranking HS teams. What a waste if effort.

  • InterestedObserver Spanish Fork, UT
    Jan. 28, 2013 1:42 p.m.

    Parker almost lost the game for them, with his team up by 3 with under 20 seconds in the game he gets a steal, but misses a slam dunk. The rebound goes to WY.... What Parker should have done was either lay it in or better yet drive to the bucket and pull it out to use up the clock. HS kids and some coaches just don't get it, a score puts the ball in your opponents hands.

    Keep it up LP