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Chris Burgess Reflects On BYU vs. Duke Choice

It can’t have been easy.

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NBL Melbourne Tigers v Cairns Taipans
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 2: Chris Burgess #34 for the Taipans works his way around Mark Bradtke #50 for the Tigers during the NBL round 1 game between the Melbourne Tigers and the Cairns Taipans at the State Netball and Hockey Centre on October 2, 2004 in Melbourne, Australia.
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When Chris Burgess chose Duke over BYU back in the late ‘90s, it sent BYU coach Roger Reid around the bend. He said something like Burgess had betrayed nine million Mormons or something close to that. It was grossly unfair and a terrible way to treat a teenager.

It wasn’t too long after that that his BYU career collapsed and he and the university parted ways.

Fast forward to today and Burgess is an assistant at Utah Valley, which is obviously in Utah, and has a different perspective on BYU.

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