Could Frankie J won an NCAA game with BYU this year?

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Could Frankie J won an NCAA game with BYU this year?

Post by frdbtr » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:14 am

So Duke won 1 game this year in the NCAA as a 2 seed. Frankie made it clear he went to Duke to win a NC in Basketball. I wonder if his presence at BYU would have been enough to get BYU through 1 tourney game or 2? Would he and the other LP3 have a chance to win a NC at BYU? If you look at what Gonzaga did this year (being a 1 seed) and what BYU did in 2010 with Jimmer (if it weren't for the late year suspension of our big man BYU would have been a 1 seed and probably goes to the final 4), I think it would be very probably that BYU could have made a deep run in the NCAA tourney in the next couple of years. The fact that he pulled is commitment and went to Duke is very disconcerting to me. BYU needs to be confident enough to get kids like this to come to BYU and not lose them to Duke who, while they have won championships in the past, has also been knocked out of the tourney early both times they stole a Mormon kid from BYU.

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Re: Could Frankie J won an NCAA game with BYU this year?

Post by scott715 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:47 pm

Bad karma. Shame on Duke. Good point.

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Re: Could Frankie J won an NCAA game with BYU this year?

Post by hawkwing » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:57 pm

If Frank Jackson had come to BYU they would have made it to the Elite Eight. I know it's a big prediction, but that's how I feel and I'm sticking with it.

He is exactly the piece BYU needed to get to the Elite 8 of the NIT.

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Post by frdbtr » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:10 pm

hawkwing wrote:If Frank Jackson had come to BYU they would have made it to the Elite Eight. I know it's a big prediction, but that's how I feel and I'm sticking with it.

He is exactly the piece BYU needed to get to the Elite 8 of the NIT.
And this is my frustration. Why can Duke swoop in at the last second and take a recruit like him when he could do just as good (or better in this case this year) at BYU? There has to be a sales pitch that would get these guys to BYU.

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Post by byufan4ever » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:29 pm

hawkwing wrote: He is exactly the piece BYU needed to get to the Elite 8 of the NIT.

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Post by snoscythe » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:55 pm

frdbtr wrote:Why can Duke swoop in at the last second and take a recruit like him when he could do just as good (or better in this case this year) at BYU?

Most famous college hoops coach: "Want to be a national name in college and then go to the NBA?"

The coach no one knows of outside of the WCC: "Ever heard of Brandon Davies?"

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Post by frdbtr » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:15 pm

snoscythe wrote:
frdbtr wrote:Why can Duke swoop in at the last second and take a recruit like him when he could do just as good (or better in this case this year) at BYU?

Most famous college hoops coach: "Want to be a national name in college and then go to the NBA?"

The coach no one knows of outside of the WCC: "Ever heard of Brandon Davies?"
Then we need to change the sales pitch. Coach K has underachieved as many times as he has won a NC. There is no reason he should be able to steal Mormon recruits from BYU.

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Re: Could Frankie J won an NCAA game with BYU this year?

Post by scott715 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:30 am

He had average numbers at Duke this year. I expect he will not go pro this season.

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Post by mormonrasta » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:13 pm

frdbtr wrote:
snoscythe wrote:
frdbtr wrote:Why can Duke swoop in at the last second and take a recruit like him when he could do just as good (or better in this case this year) at BYU?

Most famous college hoops coach: "Want to be a national name in college and then go to the NBA?"

The coach no one knows of outside of the WCC: "Ever heard of Brandon Davies?"
Then we need to change the sales pitch. Coach K has underachieved as many times as he has won a NC. There is no reason he should be able to steal Mormon recruits from BYU.
Your post gave one very compelling reason why a player would choose Duke over BYU. National Championships. Coach K has won a few. Coach Rose hasn't won a CONFERENCE tournament. From a basketball standpoint, there is no comparison.

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Post by BoiseBYU » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:45 pm

Whether Duke or BYU, Jabari was going to the NBA and making some big bucks. It did not take Duke for that to happen. FJ might be pro material--I think the jury is out on him, but I am certain it wills not take Duke to make it to the NBA for him. If you are good enough, you will get drafted. NBA teams cannot afford to draft on the hype of a school name--they need talent and talent and hard hard work shows itself all over. Duke does offer a better chance of an NCAA championship but it also offers a better chance of being remembered as the highest rated class near each year coming out of high school and then losing ignomiously in the second round. Had Jabari or FJ come to BYU they would be or have the chance to be known as legends because of their talents whereas Jabari is a footnote at Duke and FJ maybe not even that.

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