FORT MYERS, Fla. -- So BYU didn't get Jabari Parker after he pledged to Duke Thursday. We all knew it was going to be an uphill battle for the Cougars. Dave Rose deemed it to be a fight worth undertaking and who could blame him?
It wouldn't be Christmas without a pre-Santa serving of the City of Palms Classic. For 16 years I've packed short-sleeve shirts, hopped on a plane and settled into my seats at the friendly confines of Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers, Fla.
BYU head coach Dave Rose landed a verbal commitment from power forward Luke Worthington (Mequon, Wisc./Homestead) on Monday, The Deseret News is reporting. The 6-foot-8 Worthington chose the Cougars over offers from Davidson, Penn and Princeton.
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Jabari Parker (Chicago/Simeon), the top-ranked senior in the nation, was on BYU's campus Thursday meeting with head coach Dave Rose, ESPN.com has learned. The 6-foot-8 Parker is a practicing Mormon who has been considering the Cougars along with DePaul, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State, North Carolina and Stanford.
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There is a unique window on the recruiting trail for the BYU Cougars. Can coach Dave Rose and his staff capitalize on the national level talent that the exists in the Mormon community over the next two classes?
There's no better time than the present to learn about prospects. In this business, if you're not in information-gathering mode and learning on a daily basis, you're not pulling your weight (my suitcase goes from trunk to the laundry room and back into the car for the next trip) and our staff has been in gyms from coast to coast.
It's going to be a long time before we see anyone like BYU's Jimmer Fredette again. That being said, over the holidays, I bumped into a guard who samples from Fredette's game, knows Jimmer well and is going to also attend BYU.
The Salt Lake Tribune reported on Saturday that class of 2013 power forward Braiden Shaw gave BYU a verbal commitment. Shaw is the second junior to commit to the Cougars. Shooting guard Nick Emery (Highland, Utah) pledged in August.