Basketball bonds: Hoops have tied Utah star Jordan Loveridge and his dad together

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  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    March 11, 2014 10:37 a.m.


    While I do not agree with pac 12 Punching Bag that jordan should be a 4th or 5th option claiming he would be the 1st option at BYU makes your post ridiculously laughable. Funny how bitterness and angst make people post some of the most ridiculous things.

    My take on Loveridge is that he would be best as a 2nd or 3rd option as his shooting is not #1 option quality and I don't think he is all that good at creating his own shot, but I do think he is a good spot up shooter when he is open and I think he is a hard worker and earns a good number of garbage points.

    If he had chosen to play at BYU he would be nowhere near the #1 option but he would be a good player getting a lot of playing time. But just making ridiculous claims about him being the #1 at BYU makes you look just as ridiculous as comments calling him a #5. Right now he is the #2 on a non NCAA team, saying he would be the #1 on an actual NCAA team makes you look desperate and out of touch with reality.

  • UtesBy5 Syracuse, UT
    March 10, 2014 10:14 p.m.

    @PAC 12 Punching Bag:

    "It's just unfortunate for Jordan that he made such a poor choice of schools to attend. He needs to be at a place he can be the 4th or 5th option on a team not the 1st or 2nd option. Live and learn I guess."

    Sour grapes that he didn't choose to play for your favorite WCC team where he'd be the 1st option?

    Great article on a classy college player.

    Good luck in Vegas, Jordan! Go Utes!!

  • the REAL DEAL Sandy, UT
    March 10, 2014 4:10 p.m.

    Pac 12 Punching Bag- He's the second leading scorer and top rebounder on his team as a Sophomore. He would definitely be no worse than a 2nd or 3rd option on many college teams. He is far better than a 4th or 5th option. The only obvious thing here is your lack of knowledge in judging talent. He has been the main reason that Utah basketball has climbed out of the worst few years in their history and climbed back to respectability and will continue that upward swing to the elite programs in college basketball. he is living, learning and showing everyone.

  • PAC 12 Punching Bag SLC, UT
    March 10, 2014 3:25 p.m.

    StGtoSLC of course you didn't even address the point, that he should be a 4th or 5th option instead of a 1st or 2nd, maybe he would make an OK 3rd option. That is pretty obvious. He needed to go to a place where he could be a complimentary player, which is all he really is. He made a poor choice. Live and learn.

    March 10, 2014 12:00 p.m.

    Utah's punching bag, that's a vastly different argument than when Jabari Parker made the obvious choice of going to Duke and BYU fans complained that he would have been a star at BYU, but would just be another face in the crowd on a deeply talented Duke team (that, by the way, didn't end up being true, either). Jordan's got talent that he would put on display with any team. Obviously, being closer to family and making his own path were more important to him than listening to naysayers (who don't know or really care about him, only what kind of basketball player he is) that would try to tell him that they know what's right for him and what a "poor choice" of a life decision he'd made.

  • Lifelong Ute Salt Lake City, UT
    March 10, 2014 10:08 a.m.

    Great to see that kind of family support. College athletes face unbelievable pressure to perform each and every day and its good when they have solid family support for when times are tough. Does anyone know if Jordan is considering a mission? My coworker told me he is still considering going. If you are Jordan - I highly recommend it. Finish the season strong!

  • PAC 12 Punching Bag SLC, UT
    March 10, 2014 9:58 a.m.

    It's just unfortunate for Jordan that he made such a poor choice of schools to attend. He needs to be at a place he can be the 4th or 5th option on a team not the 1st or 2nd option. Live and learn I guess.

  • oldcougar Orem, UT
    March 10, 2014 8:44 a.m.

    Go Jordan and Bill. Nice story. Coach K and JL are doing things right. Good to see the Utes back!!!

  • Christopher B Ogden, UT
    March 10, 2014 8:23 a.m.

    Jordan has been inconsistent, but he's also been asked to take on a much larger role than most players have their first two years. He's a force out there and I hope he continues to improve his shooting touch and has a good Pac 12 tournament and remaining 2 years in the program.

    Lets go beat Washgington!

  • JoeCoug OREM, UT
    March 10, 2014 8:17 a.m.

    Great story! I watched Jordan at the Great Western Shootout and love his game. I wish he and his family the best!

  • MyPerspective Salt Lake City, UT
    March 9, 2014 6:37 p.m.

    Thanks for bringing us this great story, Des News. Loveridge is the backbone of Utah's successful rebuilding effort. Much work to be done but off to a remarkable start.

    Go JL and GO UTES!!

  • Alpine Coug Alpine, UT
    March 9, 2014 5:50 p.m.

    A classy father and son combo. It is easy to see where Jordan gets his work ethic. What a difference he has made to the Running Utes this past two seasons. Tough loss in Palo Alto last night. Go Utes! Hope you make a long sustained run in the PAC-12 tourney this week. It seems that the vaunted Utes programs of Coach Majerus era have returned to the Hill.