NEW YORK — Can't get enough of Jimmer Fredette?
Want to keep following the former BYU basketball superstar as he prepares for his NBA career?
Well, Tupelo-Honey Productions (THP), a New York-based sports, media and entertainment company, has just the thing for you.
On Thursday, "Jimmer Fredette: Follow Jimmer" begin airing webisodes on a dedicated YouTube channel — YouTube.com/followjimmer — and "Jimmer's World" will be syndicated on the website SI.com in the days leading up to this year's NBA Draft on June 23.
THP has signed an exclusive agreement with Fredette and his family and has been chronicling the 2011 Naismith and John R. Wooden Award winner as he makes his transition from college player to the NBA.
The program will follow the drama of Fredette's "countdown to the dream" leading up to the NBA Draft, where Jimmer has emerged as the most talked-about player who'll be selected.
"Jimmer's World" will include exclusive access to Fredette and his family, including instant reaction to NBA team meetings and workouts, interaction with his agents, Fredette's personal training and fitness routines, public appearances, and private meetings with family and friends.
"Jimmer's World" will also include extensive coverage of Fredette and his family during the NBA Draft, as well as exclusive home video footage shot by the Fredette family.14 comments on this story
During this past college basketball season, the BYU senior guard led the nation in scoring with 28.9 points per game. Fueled by his eye-popping 3-point shooting and uncanny ability to drive to the basket, Fredette became the Mountain West Conference's all-time leading scorer and garnered multiple awards, including national player of the year honors from the Associated Press and SI.com, as well as the Adolph Rupp and Oscar Robertson trophies along with the Naismith and Wooden awards.
THP currently produces the live broadcasts for Arena Football League's Game of the Week on the NFL Network, along with broadcasts for Major League Soccer's Real Salt Lake, FC Dallas and Houston Dynamo, The Mountain West Game of the Week on Versus Network, and preseason football games for the New York Giants.