What a remarkable group of young men we've been priviledged to watch this year.
Thanks for the memories and good luck in your future endeavors Jimmer, Jackson,
Logan, and James!
I wondered where the extra scholorship for Hauns Brereton was coming from. Now
I now. Thanks James and good luck!
In my old age, I thought I'd out grow BYU sports. I remain addicted. This was a
special team and I'm honored to be a BYU alumni.
Classy move by Anderson. Thanks Now Rose needs to do some thing with Martineau
and Zylstra and maybe Rogers. These players should not be taking up space on
Rose's bench. If you can't play them why have them sitting on your bench.
Ainge got it, Jimmer gets it. Too bad Shawn didn't. Leaving early may have put
some more money in his pocket, but he missed the experiences and college
memories that will never, ever come. It's a valuable lesson.
James was a stud. He gave all he could all the time. Sure, he wasn't a Trent
Plaisted or a Brandon Davies, but few are. He was a monster on defense and an
all-around great guy.Best of luck James! You'll be missed.
Thanks James, congratulations on graduating early. You helped hold the team
together this year. Thanks for your courage. re:worf...same!!
Based on James effort I think he left last year.
Did every player get an award? Is this little league? Participation trophies for
Thanks for all your hard work, James. You tried your best to fill the void in
the middle and I think you did a great job. Good luck in the future.
I believe James Anderson gave the best he had. From all of the comments by
players during the year they believed that too. Giving our best is something
rare. Congratulations to Anderson for being the person he's become.One snarky note... the list of awards made me smile. Looked like the modern
day Little League team philosophy. Everyone gets an award. MVP for Punctuality.
@jimbob,Did you watch more than 2 games this year? Do you know how to
play basketball? Yes Martineau is not good enough, but Rogers? The dude is a
6-8 two guard who drains the 3 and can drive at will. He was brilliant out
there his first year. He will start next year and he will be the leading scorer.
@ Esquire: Shawn Bradley couldn't afford when comes to injury/insurance and
decided to start early in NBA. Yes, he should have come back for one or two more
years after his mission. I don't recall if he has ever mentioned that he made a
mistake but mostly it was the right thing to do he siad (or was I wrong?). Good luck Jimmer, Jax, Dave Rice and James. It was a fun year. And,
Thanks Danny Ainge for good advise.
James struggled this year on the offensive end but gave some good minutes on
defense. Thanks for the effort you gave and thanks for realizing when to leave.
Maybe we'll get a better player with that extra scholie. I wouldn't through
Rogers under the bus, he'll have two good years left.
I realize Anderson was not a star and his offense wasn't strong but I loved when
he came in to play D. When he fouled, he fouled. His presence was important
for BYU. Best of luck to James with his next step in life.
Interesting title for the article. Funny me. I had no idea Anderson was such a
critcal part of the team! Team awards banquet w/ everything BYU accomplished,
and Anderson gets top billing with the article?
How's this for a change. Rather than a one and done or a four year player that
never graduates we have a man that went to college on an athletic scholarship
and used that scholarship to get an EDUCATION! Congratulations Cougars on a
Uh oh, could there be a chink in the armor of BYU basketball? Just kidding.
Congratulations on graduating!!
Mormon Ute, that isn't a chink, it was a clank from one of Anderson's shots. It
is good to see whan a young man knows his limitations and decides to get on with
Hey Nick and Brock, Did you just see what James did?Sincerely,BYU fan who wants to see the Cougars get to the Final Four in his lifetime.
If he had not bailed on BYU, Shawn Bradley would today be mentioned in the same
breath as Danny and Jimmer. But while still on his mission, he announced that he
would be entering the NBA draft.He was replaced by a guy I'd never
heard of until then, a freshman by the name of Russell Larson. He averaged 19.9
points his junior year and 18.8 his senior year and played great defense.
DEW CougarsOf course Bradley isn't going to admit it was a mistake.
He knew that if he stayed a couple more years he wouldn't have gotten all the
money he did. Once everyone saw him play they would have known that height was
his only advantage.
No troll comments on Rose saying that "good things happen to good
people" when refering to Coach Rice going to UNLV. C'mon guys, don't tell
me your getting some class. Do you think that maybe some of them don't really
read the articles?
TJNot even close to the comments you are referring to. It was a good
try to stir up the pot though.James Anderson did the right thing.
Does not matter though because there will be 5 more just like him to take his
Nick Martineau showed promise before his mission back in 2007-2008. He hasn't
played very good since being back, but he hasn't got much of a chance yet
either. Jimmer averaged 37 min a game, and Emery averaged 32 min a game. Don't
write him off yet.
Looks like another player is jumping ship rather than play in the WCC. Smart.
BYU will reload and be balanced, better and more efficient.
Probably a good move by Anderson, considering how loaded the Cougs will be in
the front court next year with Hartsock, Davies, Collinsworth, Harward and
Austin. One or both Harward and Austin will likely redshirt. Thanks James for all you did. If it weren't for you, I'm not sure we would
have beat SDSU in SD. That was a great game for you.
Jackson Emery could end up with a shot in the NBA or overseas; he's a really
well balanced, aggressive player who makes it at the next level.Ainge did have a great senior year, not surprised to hear him having passed
that on to Fredette.Nice team next year... and what's WRONG with
giving everyone a reward for doing their best ? That's how the judgment is
going to work too....