Jimmer Fredette announces engagement on Twitter

Published: Friday, Aug. 26 2011 9:00 p.m. MDT

Jimmer Fredette (center) and his girlfriend, Whitney Wonnacott talk with Real Salt Lake co-owner, Dell Loy Hansen prior to their match up against the Los Angeles Galaxy at the season home opener at Rio Tinto in Salt Lake City Saturday, March 26, 2011. (Brian Nicholson, Deseret News)

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PROVO — Jimmer Fredette made it official late Friday, he'll be a married man. It is unknown if he will tie the knot before the NBA lockout ends but he made sure he is not locked out from his true love.

Fredette announced to his 53,971 followers on Twitter that he proposed to his longtime friend, BYU cheerleader Whitney Wonnacott.

"I'm officially engaged everyone," Fredette wrote. "She said yes and she was completely surprised! It was perfect!"

On her official Twitter account, Wonnacott responded later Friday evening: "Proposed! Were officially engaged!"

A lottery pick for the Sacramento Kings, Fredette will be part of a pair of all-star exhibition games in Salt Lake City and Provo in September while the players and owners decide if they will have an NBA season this year.

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