Jimmer Fredette

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  1. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

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    Jimmer Fredette of BYU went off for 49 points tonight against the U of A Wildcats. That is very impresive. Coming into the game, he was already averaging over 20 points a game and that point average will sky rocket now. Byu looks as talented as almost any team in the country. They are a legit top 10 team in my opinion. This kid can play. By the way. He is on the cover of the XBOX 360 video game! Very cool.
     
  2. white lightning

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    Byu is now 13-1! Wow what a record. Here is a link to a short article about tonights game. He broke the McKale Centers All Time Scoring Record for one game tonight. What a player he is. Wayt to go Jimmer!

    http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9166687Edited by: white lightning
     
  3. j41181

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    Great Stuff, WL! [​IMG]
     
  4. guest301

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    When I saw the the ESPN scroll line last night that Jimmer had scored 49 points I made a point of watching the late tape delayed game between BYU and Arizona. Jimmer was amazing, most of his three pointers were all net and he has a amazingly quick release, reminds me of Reggie Miller.
    BYU started five whites and Arizona five blacks. BYU looked as quick or quicker most of the night, had little problem creating off the dribble and posted up Arizona quite nicely with it's forwards. I look forward to watching them again and hope they make a nice tournament run.
     
  5. icsept

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    Haven't paid any attention to college basketball this year, but I'll definitely try to check out BYU. Has he already done his Mormon mission? Or maybe he's not Mormon but just needed a D-1 school that would play a 6'2" white shooting guard.
     
  6. BYU76

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    Hi all

    New here, from utah. Jimmer is a mormon, but he isn't doing the mission. Not only did he score 49, but he had nine assists, seven rebounds and a couple of steals. He also scored 33 against nevada and their projected first round pick pt guard last week. And last year he dropped 29 against wake forest and Jeff Teague. It was kind of funny last week watching BYU against nevada & nebraska. The same broadcast team did both games, before the nevada game they said BYU's backcourt was too slow, then at about the midpoint they said they were "old school", then at the end of the game they claimed BYU was one step slow and three steps smart. Well, after the nebraska game, both of them said BYU had the best backcourt in the west. Lol. The arizona coach says Jimmer is Mark Price and BYU is better than usc and ucla. http://www.cougarfan.com/article.asp?ArtID=58172&URL=http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/878/fredette-for-49

    Its been a good month for BYU.
     
  7. BYU76

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    Another thing, BYU's backcourt will be back again next year. Their super freshman, Tyler Haws, is going on a mission, but the highly recruited Kyle Collinsworth will be there and his brother will be back from the mission. Utah has some really good talent coming up, BYU's shooting guard Jackson emery has a brother who is a freshman in high school that is already getting national attention. Word on the street is he kills Jackson when they go out in the backyard andgo one on one.
     
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    Welcome to Caste Football BYU76. BYU basketball is definitely a top ten team this year.
     
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    BYU76 - thanks for the insight.
     
  10. BYU76

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    Yeah, I think byu should definitely be ranked. And anything less than a sweet sixteen appearance will be a let down with the talent they have.
     
  11. j41181

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    Jimmer Fredette, and Rotnei Clarke, are among the best guards in D-1 NCAA college b-ball. Both are pretty much like Ben Woodside, but because he's not in the NBA, I have my doubts for these two. Might as well enjoy them putting on a show, while still college.
     
  12. BYU76

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    Don't know if anyone knows, but Jimmer came down with mono. No one knows how long he will be out, but so far it sounds like it isn't an extreme case. Horrible timing, but BYU keeps rolling with wins against the "superior athletes" of UNLV and UTEP.
     
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    Nice article here in the Bleacher Report on Jimmer. It's by Kevin Roberts, who seems tounderstand the caste system. My only beef with the article is that Kevin describes Jimmer as not having "elite athleticism", which I dispute.Edited by: FootballDad
     
  14. Jimmy Chitwood

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    there are some interesting soundbites in the two videos ...

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    as i've said before, Fredette can flat out play ball.
     
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    Thanks for the video! This dude shouldhave a futurein the NBA one...ESPN Radio was talking about his ankle-breaking cross-overs...

    Should be an interesting 1st Round match-up vs Florida Thursday

    They want to advocate more American black baseball players; saying the foreign black players don't count...does this rule apply for white american basketball players too??
     
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    Amazing!
     
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    Not surprisingly this kid doesn't have NBA affleticism according to some scouting sites. I wonder why?
     
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    Jimmer Fredette, BYU: With every eye in the gym on him, Fredette handled his much-hyped homecoming in Glens Falls, N.Y., by scoring 26 points and dishing out five assists in a 86-58 win over Vermont. Then he torched Arizona for 33 and added nine boards in a 22-point blowout in Salt Lake City. Think the Cats will be happy to see Fredette in the NBA? That's 82 points in the past two seasons against Zona.

    One of four Player of the Year contenders according to ESPN![​IMG]Hopefully Jimmer and BYU can continue winning!Edited by: celticdb15
     
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    From unathletic stiff in March to Player of the Year contender in December, wow, Jimmer must have really worked on those quick-twitch muscles over the Summer[​IMG]
     
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    With the season he's having, Nbadraft.net couldn't help but put him in the first round in their mock draft. The scouting report on him is the usual though.

    Strengths: A prolific scorer who has developing point guard
    skills ... Has tremendous shooting ability. It's the aspect of his game
    that will undeniably get him serious looks from the NBA level ... An
    extremely effective player who understands shot selection and taking
    what the defense gives him ... Has a solid first step and the ability to
    blow by defenders and get into the paint ... Shows very good vision and
    passing ability, particularly driving and dishing the ball ... Very
    patient passer, never rushes his decisions allowing openings to
    materialize ... Has great speed and quickness for a mid-major player ...
    Has a strong frame with excellent strength that he puts to good use as
    he's not afraid of contact ... Very tough both mentally and physically. A
    competitor who will battle tooth and nail and wants the big shots at
    the end of games ... Has great accuracy shooting the ball and range. He
    is highly proficient at creating shots for himself, with a very quick
    release and use of change of direction ... Equally effective at
    isolating on opponents and spotting up for shots ... Has a quick
    release: He takes very little time to get the ball under his elbow and
    away, and squares to the basket in rhythm in a blink of an eye ... Has
    good finishing ability with touch while on the move ... Offensively
    there are few holes to his game ... An extremely hard worker. His
    conditioning sets him apart from the competition and allows him to shoot
    the ball incredibly well at the end of games ...

    Weaknesses: Fredette lacks the athleticism of the average NBA
    point guard. However, being such a tremendous shooter helps offset some
    of his athletic shortcomings, in terms of making it in the league ...
    Not a natural point guard but is developing his skills. He came into
    college as a shooting guard but has steadily developed his point guard
    abilities and decision making ... His ball handling ability is efficient
    but lacks flash ... Lacks the athleticism to finish at the rim but is
    creative at finding ways to score on drives using floaters ... His speed
    is very good at the college level, but there are question marks about
    his ability to do the same things against NBA level athletes ... Will
    his lateral foot speed be a liability? Will he be able to create shots
    for himself against longer and more athletic opponents?





     
  21. white lightning

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    All crap if you ask me. The guy can dunk at 6'2 and is very fast. He also can dribble as good as most guards in the country. He has a killer crossover and can shoot the lights out. He has the potential to be a starting point guard in the nba right away if someone can look past his skin color and not stereotype the kid. He is a star! I love watching him play.
     
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    Looking at the bright side, the "strengths" area is over twice as large as the "weaknesses" part, which in itself is amazing from a caste publication.
    As for the perceived weaknesses, the one that always gets me is the "lacks the athleticism" comment. Based on what? I see Jimmer embarrassing opposing (black) players, who are never criticized for "lack of athleticism". Gotta love the euphemisms.
     
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    FootballDad, they only gave him a 6 in the athleticism rating and a 7 in the quickness rating. Players like Derrick Rose and John Wall got 10's due to correct pigment.
     
  25. Don Wassall

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    Fredette scored a season high 39 points last night as 15th ranked BYU knocked off 25th ranked, afflete-dominated UNLV on the road. It was the most points scored by a player against UNLV since 1999 and the first time BYU has won in Vegas during the Fredette era.

    The sports section of the Vegas daily paper devoted the top 80% of its front page to Fredette today, two articles and a huge picture of him launching a shot. There's another article on page 7 on Jackson Emery, who scored 22 points on 6 of 9 three pointers. Fredette hit on 7 of 13 three pointers. The paper aptly described the two as putting on a "dazzling shooting display" in BYU's 89 - 77 victory.
     

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