Mike Whitelock: Jimmer featured on ESPN's College Gameday

Published: Monday, Feb. 7 2011 2:00 p.m. MST

Over the weekend Jimmer Fredette was featured in a three-minute segment on ESPN's College Gameday. You'll see how his older brother TJ played a big role in Jimmer's development as a basketball player. TJ had him dribbling through narrow darkened hallways at the local church and helped him gain a tough mindset by setting up scrimmages in a nearby prison against the inmates. TJ also had Jimmer sign a contract stating that he would make the necessary sacrifices to become an NBA player.

You can see the three-minute segment here.

Mike Whitelock is an author and sports writer.

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