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Former BYU big man Brandon Davies signs with Philadelphia 76ers

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  • BeSmart Cheyenne, WY
    Oct. 28, 2013 10:36 a.m.

    Congrats to Davies.
    Living his NBA dream.
    And from what it sounds like several teams were trying to aquire him.

  • BlueCoug Orem, UT
    Oct. 28, 2013 10:46 a.m.

    Congratulations Brandon! Good luck in Philly!

  • Rockwell Baltimore, MD
    Oct. 28, 2013 11:05 a.m.

    It'll be fun watching Brandon in a 76ers uni.

  • BigCougFan Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 28, 2013 11:06 a.m.

    Congrats to Brandon. I'm anxious to follow your progress in the NBA.

  • souptwins Lindon, UT
    Oct. 28, 2013 11:30 a.m.

    Good for Brandon! We were all hoping he'd land a contract somewhere. Now we hope he can get some minutes and prove he belongs on the court. Such a hard worker with a willingness to improve.

  • md Cache, UT
    Oct. 28, 2013 11:40 a.m.

    Good Luck Brandon. Impressive young man.

  • kevo Saratoga Springs, UT
    Oct. 28, 2013 11:50 a.m.

    Keep working hard Brandon! Nice job!

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Oct. 28, 2013 11:55 a.m.

    Great news.

    Congratulations.

    Brandon might not be in the top rotation but he certainly is good enough to fill at least the 15th spot or better on most NBA teams.

    Hard work... producing when has the chance as well as a little luck should keep him in the NBA for a nice career.

  • Balan South Jordan, Utah
    Oct. 28, 2013 12:06 p.m.

    Good job Brandon. We are all (at least all of us, less one) pulling for you!

  • Christine B. Hedgefog Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 28, 2013 12:29 p.m.

    Hilarious. Another Ute football season swirling down the drain so chrissy is jumping ship in favor of the other marquee program on the hill to give us all laughs. Good job Chris B! Nice to see you recover so quickly from the USC prognostication debacle.

    Let us guess, Final Four or bust for your team again this year?

  • tlaulu Taylorsville, Utah
    Oct. 28, 2013 12:31 p.m.

    Chris B.

    And what could be a new prediction for basketplayers from the Y that I could "Mark Down" for now. Since there's not much to mark down in the football arena.

    Go Brandon.

  • Cletus from Coalville Coalville, UT
    Oct. 28, 2013 12:37 p.m.

    We are the most awesome team than any and our record these past five years proves it. Why? because we have two nba players.

    Go Utes!

  • Utes22 SPRINGVILLE, UT
    Oct. 28, 2013 1:05 p.m.

    Congratulations Brandon!!!

    I was a huge fan of Brandon when he was at BYU and dreaded watching him when they played Utah. He was a tough player to stop and has tons of potential as an NBA power forward. Looking forward to watching and seeing what you can do in Philadelphia. Best of luck!

  • souptwins Lindon, UT
    Oct. 28, 2013 1:28 p.m.

    I would be an advocate for BYU fans completely ignoring obsessed trolls. It's probably the one thing that will frustrate them the most and get rid of them the fastest. While I realize it can be difficult at times, let's all try to hold to it. Thanks

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 28, 2013 1:33 p.m.

    @Chris B.

    Just for your information:

    There used to be a Philadelphia in Jordan.
    There is a village of Philadelphia in Germany but it's gone now.
    There used to be a village of Philadelphia in Turkey but it's now called Alasehir.
    There is a village of Philadelphia, Tyne and Wear, in England but they don't have a basketball team.
    And there is a Philadelphia in Indiana, Tennessee, New York and Mississippi but they aren't in New York.
    So When you say Davies will be playing in Europe you didn't mean Philadelphia, Penn. did you?

  • spokaloo White Salmon, WA
    Oct. 28, 2013 1:38 p.m.

    Man, I was hoping that everyone would ignore Chris B's negative comments. I liked the direction this was headed, everyone ignoring and just congratulating Davies on a great honor. Still, he got the attention he wanted.

  • Happy go lucky! South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 28, 2013 1:39 p.m.

    Article is about Davies... Not Jimmer, Bogut or Miller. Enough with the Utah/Byu comparisons. It's old and tired.

  • SSmith Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 28, 2013 2:16 p.m.

    Chris B, why so negative. Put yourself in the shoes of Brandon or his family. Congrats are in order for him. From the article it sounds like he works very hard and does not give up. How in the world does that solicit a negative response.

    Chris, get help while you can. Life has so much good to offer if you will seek for and be positive. If something in your past has made you bitter, find out what it was and let it go.

  • Nuschler SAN MARCOS, CA
    Oct. 28, 2013 2:18 p.m.

    @ Chris B.

    When you are referring to "playing" how does Bogut fit into that definition. He "played" 32 games last season, was pulled after 2 minutes in a game in China due to his achy back acting up again and of course you know his injury history prior to that.

    Crystal Bogut isn't exactly an Ironman.

  • Vladhagen Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 28, 2013 2:43 p.m.

    Really glad for Davies. A good program. Glad he will get another opportunity.

  • Marked it Down Park City, UT
    Oct. 28, 2013 2:50 p.m.

    Chris B

    The Majerus era is over.

    7 in a row, 11 of the last 12, 12-3 during the Rose era, 149-145 overall

    During the Rose era:

    BYU 209-66(76%), 8 20+ win seasons, 4 conf champ, 6 NCAAs, consensus nat'l POY
    Utah 116-137(46%), 1 20+ win season, 1 conf champ, 1 NCAA, 0 noteworthy players

    Face it; the Utes are a washed up has-been that hasn't won a single NCAA tournament game since the last remnants of the Majerus era left the program almost a decade ago.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 28, 2013 3:39 p.m.

    Way to go Brandon. You're one reason BYU continuously rate as state champions.

  • UU32 Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 28, 2013 3:58 p.m.

    As with most 15th men on an NBA roster, Davies will likely spend most of his time in street clothes behind the bench, or in the D league. That said, he's still signed to the NBA minimum and is living the dream. Good luck to him. Hope he does well.

  • Madden Herriman, UT
    Oct. 28, 2013 4:07 p.m.

    I have to say, that is an impressive leap. Davies had a VERY nice season, but disappeared sometimes, and never seemed to really take over games. I didn't think he'd make the NBA, but his hard work has certainly paid off. In the NBA though, maybe that is what they need to round out some teams...somebody who can play smart, well, and not need to dominate the ball. I still do wonder what might have been - with Davies, I think BYU makes its first Final Four two years ago. Alas, we'll never know.

  • JayDee West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 28, 2013 4:21 p.m.

    Congratulations Brandon!

    When the Clippers waived Brandon I was among many who posted he would likely get picked up by another NBA team based on his past accomplishments and current skill set.

    Someone else was literally the first (as always) to proclaim that anyone who really knows basketball knew Brandon wouldn't make or stick with a team in the NBA.

    I have a proposal. Each time this prognosticator is wrong, he/she refrain from posting anything on that particular topic until/unless his/her next "mark it down" foreseeing comes to pass. What say ye?

    These boards would be much more enjoyable and less off-topic or divisive.

    As always...GO COUGARS!

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Oct. 28, 2013 4:43 p.m.

    "I think most people who know anything about basketball saw this coming. Davies is an ok ball player, just not NBA material. He'll do just fine in Europe, and who knows, he very likely could end up playing alongside Jimmer rather shortly.

    Good luck Davies in Europe, or wherever you can land."

    All the above rant blah blah blah a month ago from chrissy bb.

    Chrissy - Two things:

    1 - Your football team is a bottom dweller.
    2 - Your basketball team is a bottom dweller.

    Nuff said.

    PS - The BYU Men's Volleyball team is more exciting than anything on the hill.

  • Uncle Rico Sandy, UT
    Oct. 28, 2013 6:40 p.m.

    @ Chris B
    Chris you have zero credibility, give it a rest.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Oct. 29, 2013 7:58 a.m.

    Good for him. But the 76ers are projected to be the worst team in the NBA. Davies isn't going to change that.

  • dustman Gallup, NM
    Oct. 29, 2013 9:54 a.m.

    nice. good for him. i went to undergrad at BYU and grad school at the U. I worked in Boise for four years. I love to see kids succeed. good job.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Oct. 29, 2013 10:27 a.m.

    Why is everyone bring up on this CB? I don't see any comments from him or did someone put in a buffer in my computer?

    Well, brandon did go east but not in Euro. Good for him and hope you will get a chance to play more. Who knows, Jimmer night come to town because he too is smart! Well, I like to see Jimmer in Jazz.