Jake Toolson explains why he chose to transfer from UVU back to BYU

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  • Road Runner Cedar City, UT
    April 27, 2019 9:05 p.m.

    Utemythology

    “Utah is 3-2 in the NCAA the last 5 years”

    Nope,

    They’re 1-1 in the last 4 years and were CRUSHED by Gonzaga in the 2nd round, after beating #14 seed Fresno St (yawn) in the 1st round.

  • mussingaround Palo Alto, CA
    April 27, 2019 5:40 p.m.

    DMRogers - Orem, UT
    April 27, 2019 1:12 p.m.
    “Was BYU's program in such bad shape they had to raid the entire UVU program?”

    Pope recruited these players; he knows what he’s getting, and he obviously knows much more about coaching than you do.

  • skywalker Palo Alto, CA
    April 27, 2019 5:33 p.m.

    azute1

    “PAC 12 #8 Arizona 80
    UVU 60”

    yawn

    BYU 74 Utah 59
    BYU 75 UVU 65

    #86 BYU > #104 UVU > #109 Utah

  • DMRogers Orem, UT
    April 27, 2019 1:12 p.m.

    Was BYU's program in such bad shape they had to raid the entire UVU program? They took most of the coaching staff, their best player, their player of the future (Wyatt Lowell). What next. Do they want UVU's concession rights too? Kind pathetic.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    April 27, 2019 11:07 a.m.

    worf - McAllen, TX
    April 27, 2019 12:48 a.m.
    UVU would have excelled in the PAC12.

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    PAC 12 #8 Arizona 80
    UVU 60

  • Gruncle Ralph Salt Lake City, UT
    April 27, 2019 10:51 a.m.

    Welcome back Jake! Here’s to you and the Cougs having a successful 2019-2020 season! Glad to have you back!

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    April 27, 2019 6:23 a.m.

    UVU improved MUCH more in the WAC than Utah improved in the weakest “power” conference.

    Remind us which postseason tournament Utah was invited to in 2019.

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    The same as BYU, the difference Utah is 3-2 in the NCAA the last 5 years while Rose and Pope are combined 0-1.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    April 27, 2019 12:48 a.m.

    UVU would have excelled in the PAC12.

  • Road Runner Cedar City, UT
    April 26, 2019 5:58 p.m.

    azute1

    “Pope & UVU took the WAC by storm & thoroughly dominated it.....NMSU who? Oops.....

    Please.....I don’t care how much people claim UVU “improved” in an overall super weak conference....”

    UVU improved MUCH more in the WAC than Utah improved in the weakest “power” conference.

    Remind us which postseason tournament Utah was invited to in 2019.

    Your crimson goggled hypocrisy is hilarious.

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    April 26, 2019 5:34 p.m.

    Pope & UVU took the WAC by storm & thoroughly dominated it.....NMSU who? Oops.....

    Please.....I don’t care how much people claim UVU “improved” in an overall super weak conference.....IIRC, they were never invited to a postseason tournament which didn’t mandate an entry fee.

    Better pray YC changes his mind & returns, otherwise next season will be a looooong one.

    Go Utes!

  • One of Vai's Cousins DC, Washington
    April 26, 2019 1:13 p.m.

    It pretty simple - BYU just added a player that becomes immediately one of the top 3 players and easily the best pure shooter on the team. Not bad for Pope’s first recruit.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    April 26, 2019 11:07 a.m.

    Because hes really neat thats why.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    April 26, 2019 9:31 a.m.

    Welcome back Jake! I can’t believe BYU neglectfully allowed you to get away in the first place.
    I think Nick Emory just moved further down the bench. Now they need a big man who can excel at both ends of the court.

  • JazzConvert ,
    April 26, 2019 7:42 a.m.

    Great move by both BYU and Jake. He'll bring a lot of experience, consistency and stability to the program. This move says a lot about Pope, not sure I would have turned down Duke.

  • Sanefan Wellsville, UT
    April 25, 2019 7:20 p.m.

    Great decision. Forbes just released it BEST College value report and BYU sits at number 1. A grad degree from BYU will set him top well in life, after his pro career.