Lone Peak High School honored with national basketball championship trophy

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  • Jefedelmunco Highland, UT
    May 7, 2013 1:16 p.m.

    Well Informed

    Irony of ironies (your screen name). First, how much post high school basketball did you play? Second, the NBA, while phenomenally talented athletes (perhaps the best pound for pound in the world), is little more than show business. It's entertainment. The league caters to the big names who are the big draws to fill up arenas and sell tickets. It's about the money (duh). As far as basketball goes, I'm a purist. Basketball is about playing both ends of the court-taking as much pride in one's defensive skills as in one's offensive skills e.g. "Give me the rock (every time) and get outa my way!". Basketball is a TEAM sport. Yes, LP faced teams this past year that had tremendous talent, individually, but few if any hit on all 5 cylinders as the Knights did-on both ends of the court and in between. Remember, Michael Jordan was cut from his high school squad. Playing in the NBA is largely irrelevant. It has little or nothing to do with how well a college team does or at least it should. Furthermore, playing in the NBA is not what life's about.

  • Buffalo1 McLean, VA
    May 4, 2013 1:50 p.m.

    @azute1 and @well informed:

    Congrats are in order! You have achieved a new level in journalistic commentary by not waiting for college enrollments; instead you have shown your considerable wisdom by attempting to minimize the considerable achievements of high school juniors and seniors, because several members of the team -- drum roll, please -- have dared to commit to play at BYU! Horrors! Off with their 16 and 17 year old heads! Time to teach them how proper adults react to such willful misconduct! Glad to see that someone was smart and clever enough to take to public media to stamp out such a blight on our fair community! At least you were there to step forward, when even Chrissy and Naval Vet let us down by remaining silent over this outrage. Glad to know that you were there to establish this new standard of conduct -- get 'em while they're young! All of us will be whistling "Utah Man" and stocking up on our crimson TP as we toast your classy treatment of these loathsome young hoodlums. Hooray for Utah fans everywhere, and please keep your clever commentary coming!!!!

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    May 3, 2013 11:25 p.m.

    I feel sorry for the Ute Fans... And I feel like the Coug Fans are not being understanding enough...

    I mean think about it... Their Basketball program is completely irrelevant... They are 1-11 against BYU over the past 7 years, they continue to drag down the PAC 10.2 in National reputation as one of the consistent bottom dwellers (10th last year)... They lose on their home floor to Sacramento State and Cal Northridge from the Big West Conference (who few people have even heard of), and they lost to a Division II Baptist College the year before. In addition, BYU is recruiting at the Elite level while Utah is hustling to get 2 star recruits... And, no one shows up to watch them anymore... Lone Peak had far more fans watch them last year than a so called Division I program in a BCS Conference...

    How embarrassing... I feel sorry for them. Fans like Azute and Well Informed might be the last two active Ute Basketball Fans to be found (actually I met a Ute fan from Spokane earlier this week but he has converted to Gonzaga which allows him to still wear his Red clothing).

  • let's roll LEHI, UT
    May 3, 2013 8:31 p.m.

    I promise not to point out the irony of AZUTE's stance on the LP national championship as long as he and his ilk promise to never again cite a BCS Bowl win over Pitt as a significant football achievement.

  • ed in atl Duluth, GA
    May 3, 2013 6:49 p.m.

    I hope they get Toolson. And I think there are 2-3 NBA players on the team. More importantly they played team ball to win. You could see that when they beat that team from CA when playing in Boston.

  • Natester Cedar Hills, UT
    May 3, 2013 6:35 p.m.

    The 'well informed' comment isn't so informed after all. Last I checked, basketball is a team sport. The reason Lone Peak's success is so amazing is exactly because they were pummeling teams with kids who have NBA talent. To say none of the boys are headed to the NBA is both unknown and irrelevant. What they produced as a TEAM was superior to anything else from every other public school in the Nation. How is that not exciting?!

  • gamer PROVO, UT
    May 3, 2013 3:42 p.m.

    These guys were so good-it was scary. I was able to attend ten games and witnessed 40 point leads after 3 quarters nearly every time. Then the starting 5 +Frampton were pulled and it got ugly fast.

    With Haws and Frampton coming back it will be fun to see if LP will continue their streak of state titles. Many of the Utah Valley schools PG, AF etc. and Davis are returing key players so it will be tough to tell.

    If BYU can get Brekkot Chapman and Payton Dastrup- the future BYU team will have an excellent chance to be a final four team in 4-5 years.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    May 3, 2013 3:34 p.m.

    Ute "fans" can't even congratulate a bunch of high school kids who won a national championship because their best players are going to BYU.

    Nothing says "small" like big jealousy.

  • well informed Salt Lake, UT
    May 3, 2013 12:51 p.m.

    I love the game of basketball. I watch and follow all levels of the sport from high school to the professionals.

    I congratulate this team, good job Lone Peak basketball.

    But it is hard for me to get real excited about this team and all the accolades they are receiving because there is absolutely ZERO NBA talent on it. Not one Lone Peak player will play in the NBA. And after watching a few of their players, I think some of them will struggle at the next level, D1.

    So, being the high school national champion doesn't mean much because a lot of players really don't develop their game or their bodies until they are in their 20's.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    May 3, 2013 11:58 a.m.


    11 of 12 for BYU and the all time series lead over utah with no end to the utah basketball futility in sight. BYU just signed a top 20 basketball recruiting class, utah just signed....well they signed some guys almost no one else wanted. Congratulations?

  • Sports Fan NWP Salt Lake City, Utah
    May 3, 2013 11:38 a.m.

    @DEW Cougars

    That quote was from Quincy Lewis.

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    May 3, 2013 11:04 a.m.

    Nothing screams "Mythical" like utah county does. byu defines post-season futility and these kids will hardly change this fact. Shoot, w/their most celebrated player ever, they managed to only reach The Sweet 16 and did so for the 1st time in 3 decades. As I've stated before, byu is #1 in the nation in pre-season NCs/accolades, hands-down.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    May 3, 2013 9:41 a.m.

    T.J. said - "I think this might be the last time I actually see these guys all together,” he said. “I’ll be missing these guys pretty quick.”"

    Wait a minute you mean at LP? You will see your other two guys after you finish your mission in three years right? Anyway, do your best w/o your best two and third players (Mika & Emery and Shumway football). Do your best on your LP senior year which will not be easy this time around.

    So, USAToday didn't choose LP for HS NC, who are they HS or NCAA coaches voters? Well it doesn't matter which LP got the main pieces for the HS NC.

  • Gone fishin Murray, UT
    May 3, 2013 8:51 a.m.

    What an honor and to think that this will be the future of BYU basketball. Basketball in Utah IS BYU.