Archive for the ‘Utah Utes’ Category

It hasn’t been a banner year in the NBA for the players with local ties. Only six players are on active rosters with only two players (Damian Lillard and Justin Hamilton) playing consistent minutes.

While players have struggled to find minutes on NBA rosters, there has been plenty of success at the D-League level, including monster recent performances from Kyle Collinsworth and Joel Bolomboy.

Here is a look at how the players with local ties have performed in the NBA and D-League recently.

David Foster, Utah, Los Angeles D-Fenders


Foster saw his first action in more than a month in a 122-118 win over the Canton Charge. In the victory, he finished with two points on 50 percent shooting with two rebounds and a block in 10 minutes.

On the season, he has appeared in eight games and is averaging 3.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 11.2 minutes.

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The final ESPN college football power rankings were released and the Utah Utes made the top 25 coming in at No. 23.

Of the Utes’ solid season, they wrote, “the story of Joe Williams had one more amazing chapter left; the senior racked up nearly 280 yards of offense to help the Utes hold off Indiana in the Foster Farms Bowl. Utah certainly has its sights set on getting into bigger games down the road, but there’s no reason to be disappointed with nine victories.”

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BYU head football coach Kalani Sitake was part of ESPN News’ coverage of the College football Playoff National Championship in the Coaches Film Room with a handful of other coaches.

During the conversation, Syracuse coach Dino Babers looked in Sitake’s direction and said, “Lot easier to protect when those offensive linemen are a little bit older than everybody else,” before bursting into laughter.

Amidst the laughter from the other coaches, Sitake fired back with a quick response, as seen in this video shared on @LukeTheSaint’s Twitter page.

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