Utah Jazz: BYU's Brandon Davies headlines group of dozen players who work out for Jazz Saturday

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  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 16, 2013 3:20 p.m.

    Your forgot Sports Management as a major, as in how to organize a badminton tournament. It's a favorite major among Big 10 athletes. Once the season is over, one-and-done basketball freshmen usually don't attend classes their second semester or after March Madness. Auburn had a number of distinguished scholars on their football team until someone investigated and found it fraudulent. The PAC12 has advocated "broadening" their requirements so that more students could enjoy the university experience. Stated another way, we want to compete with the SEC in a race to the bottom.

  • IndeMak South Jordan, UT
    June 16, 2013 2:14 p.m.

    Davies is the headliner? chirp, chirp. Must be a weak field on Saturday.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    June 16, 2013 8:05 a.m.

    So, what is the percentage of college players who make it in the NBA? It is something like 1% of Div 1. There are also players in D-2 and D-3 and other divisions who are very good players. The degrees that most of these players obtain are bogus and include Communications and General Studies. That is what the NCAA should be concentrating on. There are graduation rates which are now being punished with the removal of scholarships. Offending schools in one major conference now just water down their course work even more to up the rates. The University of Missouri had a high standard of academics as I presume also Texas A&M who both recently joined the SEC. Missouri is being clobbered by schools with graduation rates closer to zero than 100. Touchdown Johnny at A&M has to be a miracle worker to avoid the rush of academically challenged giants.

  • Vladhagen Salt Lake City, UT
    June 15, 2013 10:56 p.m.

    Davies with a beard? Is that a permanent addition. Hopefully B can add some range and get a call in the second round. Wookie or Mildred may slate him to be taken in the first ten picks, but realistically he is a good second round choice I feel.