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Utes add 3 players as signing period opens

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  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    April 17, 2013 6:59 p.m.

    Sounds like these guys can play ball, and they perfectly address the team's biggest need; wing players who can score and defend.

    Welcome to the U fellas.

  • U 90 Corona, CA
    April 17, 2013 9:19 p.m.

    We'll take anything we can get. Seriously, we need better play at every position.

    Good basketball teams have 4 types of offensive players (1) point guards with good assist to turnover ratios (2) guys who can get to the paint, draw fouls an make a living at the line (3) three point shooters (4) solid post up threat. I really don't think we have one returning player who is considered above average at any of these roles

  • MyPerspective Salt Lake City, UT
    April 17, 2013 9:25 p.m.

    Great additions to a program on the rise. Welcome aboard...it's a great time to be a Ute!

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    April 17, 2013 11:02 p.m.

    The 6'11" guy is a good pickup from Western Nebraska CC, a good JC program in Scotts Bluff NE. They have a long tradition of good basketball there. Not much to do in Nebraska in the winter, they take the sport rather seriously.

    I remembered that their coach came from Utah, previously coaching at Dixie, Salt Lake CC, Southern Idaho and SUU. Nice connection. He will probably have a real shot at playing.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    April 18, 2013 2:11 a.m.

    It's easy to get excited. Who knows what these new guys bring relative to the average fans understanding? Anyway, I do know I believe in Coach K and these recruits are intriguing kind of like spring ball on the gridiron. I hope for the best.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    April 18, 2013 8:50 a.m.

    The future of Ute hoops is bright!

  • UteNationAlum Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 18, 2013 9:12 a.m.

    I love the length of this class! This is exactly what we have lacked at the wing positions and exactly what we need to continue our rise to the top of the Pac 12!

    Princeton Onwas HUGE dunk:
    DNews won't let me paste the link so search, "Princeton Onwas Dunk" on youtube and it is the video with 6,100 hits posted by sevenlakesbasketball. This kid is freakishly athletic!

  • stampederus Ephraim, UT
    April 18, 2013 2:14 p.m.

    I am glad to see that the Utes are upgrading their basketball team. It's great to join a "premier" conference, but you've got to win some games. A 50-50 record does not cut it.

  • BlueNtheFace Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    April 18, 2013 2:56 p.m.

    Utah will have the best basketball team in the state next year, no doubt.

  • Gone fishin Murray, UT
    April 18, 2013 3:55 p.m.

    Of course Coach K is high on the new additions. He is paid to say that. Next year will be the same ol season as the last two. Anyone can score 17 per game at a military academy. The competition will be much different in the PAC 10 (plus Utah and Colorado).

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    April 18, 2013 5:06 p.m.

    The program is certainly headed in the right direction. Anything short of an NCAA at atlarge bid will be dissapointing. GO UTES!

  • U 90 Corona, CA
    April 18, 2013 8:18 p.m.

    Gone Fishin,

    Make that the PAC 10 + Utah & Colorado less BYU. Your comments are the stuff jealousy is made of. Truth is most BYU fans would give their left arm to be in the PAC12.