The travel for High school sports is getting out of hand. Going to Dubai to
play against other teams from the state? What a waste of money and resources
@Tom in CA, I agree with you that there is room for both sports and charity. But
you've got to admit, when high school kids are traveling to Dubai -- I
repeat, Dubai -- for a tournament, that we might step back and evaluate whether
our priorities are out of balance.That said, nice job, Frank
Jackson, Coach Lewis, and the Lone Peak team. It's awesome to see Utah kids
competing at the highest levels of the game.
You know Malihini brings up a good point and that is 'should we
use our personal resources on pastimes and enjoyment when there are others who
cannot even meet the basic necessities of life'? I won't
pretend to have a definitive answer to that but it is an interesting question
never the less. I tend to believe that we can and should enjoy our lives and
using our personal wealth to do so is perfectly acceptable but I can admit there
is room there to disagree. I'm not sure we should all be required to forgo
adventure and entertainment simply because others have far less but I do wonder
about the need to travel clear across the world to play in a HS basketball
tournament. I'll have to think more about this.
Malihini - So do you think every sports program everywhere should
Why are HS basketball players playing a summer tournament in Dubai? I'm
sure the families of these players are paying for it, or fund raisers, etc., but
how ridiculous has sports become when HS players need to have an international
tournament. Think of the expense of this while in nearby
neighborhoods and counties millions of children have nothing to eat nor a bed to
sleep with. Not to say that the forgoing of this tournament would make much of
a difference, but maybe it would if these families would pay for their kids to
go to these countries and build schools, water systems, and teach orphans rather
than go and play basketball.
And maybe kiddsport, the team is not talented enough to spread the ball around
as you suggest. All teams play to their strengths, whatever that might be.There is a reason that he is currently the only player on Lone Peak that
has signed to play D1 basketball.
kitsutsuki"'Bank on it' huh? Insider information? Keep
dreaming motorbike."Yes, that's exactly what I'm
saying. I'm not telling you to believe me though, and I'm really not
too worried about it.Here's the thing anyway, there's a
lot of time between now and the day Frank suits up to play anywhere other than
Lone Peak High and his AAU team. In other words, what I know today could be
entirely different a year from now.
Mendel"Being very familiar with both the BYU coach (Dave Rose)
and the UCLA coach (Steve Alford), I have to say that the choice between the two
would be a no brainer-- Rose."I personally agree with you. Rose
is a class act.
Let's see- one player scores 40 points and two assists, the rest of the
team scores 28, and the opponents spread their points around and have at least
11 blocked shots. Sounds like the team with better ball rotation won against a
one-dimensional team. Maybe I don't understand the purpose of these
tournaments. Maybe they're not about team- only about personal stats.
@Darren RoweIt is up to Frank if he choose to serve. Wish him well
next two years at LP and after that, then we will know what his next stop going
to be. I don't know anything about him accept he chose to play ball for
BYU. I am looking forward to this year FB & BB at BYU. Go
"Bank on it" huh? Insider information?Keep dreaming
Motorbike,Being very familiar with both the BYU coach (Dave Rose) and the
UCLA coach (Steve Alford), I have to say that the choice between the two would
be a no brainer-- Rose.
I would be surprised if the Lone Peak kids, and whoever else BYU puts around
those guys, don't pan out. I think the future is bright for BYU
basketball. Plus, it helps that they will play all of those scrimmages to
prepare to try to beat Gonzaga and St. Marys.
Duckhunter,"He's a BYU COMMIT motortrike. He COMMITTED to
them because he wants to go there. He simply didn't want to be a part of
the utah program. Just the way it is."For the record, Utah had
never offered Frank at the time of his commitment to BYU. Utah and every other
school in America had barely seen him play because he was still so young. BYU on
the other hand had seen him several times up close and personal as he would go
play and workout at the Y with his Lone Peak buddies. I know for a fact
that the Utah coaches talked to him following his WAY early commitment to BYU.
They let Frank know they were very interested in him but were just waiting to
see him play a bit more before offering. Shortly after, he was sitting in the
Huntsman Center watching games. What I don't know is whether Utah ever came
forward with an actual scholly offer of their own.Having said all that, if
Frank keeps kicking tail and taking names, he'll end up at UCLA if they
offer - bank on it.
Duckhunter,For the record I'd love to see Frank attend BYU -
though I doubt he will. It's great having the best homegrown talent stay
and play college ball instate. All I had mentioned is that I saw him at
two Utah games (in the recruit section) following his "commitment" to
BYU. So I guess this would make you the frantic and emotional one. Don't
worry, we all understand why you're feeling that way - getting called out
following your guarantee that Frank had not attended those games was probably
not easy for you.
If Frank didn't serve a mission (although I hope he does), this is what
BYU's starting lineup could look like for the 2016-17 season:PG- Nick Emery (Sophomore)SG- Frank Jackson (Freshman)SF- T.J.
Haws (Freshman)PF- Payton Dastrup (Freshman)C- Erik Mika
(Sophomore)Then for the 2018-19 season these guys would be juniors
and seniors. Frank would be a part of the 2018 team whether he serves a mission
or not.I know only Mika has proven anything on the college level,
but based on high school performance, 2018-19 could be an incredibly special
year of BYU Basketball!
Yes he did committed to play for BYU. As the last article saying he is more like
Jimmer with his explosive shooting and he too can play DEFENSE and share with
his teammates with his ASSIST.
motrotrike is also having "frantic and emotional" reactions to all of
this. He's a BYU COMMIT motortrike. He COMMITTED to them because he wants
to go there. He simply didn't want to be a part of the utah program. Just
the way it is.
CMO Beaver,I'll bet you a milkshake he ends up at BYU.
@CMO This kid is on his way to the big time. With Nick Emery, TJ
Haws, Erik Mika all playing for BYU in the coming years, BYU is the future of
90 points in 2 games?!?! That is remarkable. 88 points more than I scored in my
high school career.
40 against an elite prep school team... no way this kid ends up at BYU or Utah..
he is on his way to the big time