There are plenty of local teams to be excited about but occasionally there are things that make fans shake their heads. Nick Emery, Utah State basketball and Utah Jazz players getting demoted to the D-League are a few of these things. Now it’s time to sting them in this weekly edition of The Swarm.
BYU Sophomore Nick Emery wasn’t wise when he threw some shade to the “high school gym” that the St. Mary’s basketball team plays in. The problem with this Instagram story is that this became a big enough story that it probably motivated the nationally ranked Gaels to beat BYU by 13 points in said gym.
Maybe Emery was over compensating for not being the best player on his own high school team. That title currently belongs to Eric Mika who happens to be joining Emery on the court. Eric is the starting center for the Cougars and is starting to look like a much better leader than Emery.
Utah State basketball is almost as frustrating as their football team right now. They are still hanging around a .500 record but they played soft in Laramie to record their 7th straight loss in the Cowboy state. They have lost 7 of their last 8 games in their northeastern neighbor with their last road win coming in 1962. Yikes. Wyoming owns a 48-26 advantage over the Aggies. Not a favorable matchup.
The Utah Jazz have sent Alec Burks and Raul Neto to the D-league to get more experience. This sort of makes sense since Neto isn’t getting any minutes and Burks is coming off a serious injury. Still, traveling to cities like Grand Rapids and Reno pale in comparison to the NBA towns like South Beach Miami, NYC and La la land. These Jazz players may be the stars of the Salt Lake City Stars team but they won’t be close to being NBA all stars anytime soon. They will need to just keep playing hard and wait until their name is called.
Sometimes the news hurts but it needs to be shared in a direct manner. Find out who else scores a blooper reel in the next edition of The Swarm.