Blue roundup: Jimmer Fredette is an NBA Draft enigma

Published: Wednesday, May 25 2011 11:35 a.m. MDT

Jimmer Fredette

Mike Terry, Deseret News

At BYU, Jimmer Fredette was known as a relentless scorer, and, eventually became the consensus national player of the year.

But when it comes to the upcoming NBA Draft, Fredette is an enigma and a polarizing figure. Everyone has an opinion on whether his game translates to the next level.

Fredette is one of the draft prospects with the biggest question marks. According to Jason Franchuk of the Provo Daily Herald, Fredette "is still the most complicated NBA first-round draft pick to come along in quite awhile ... maybe ever."

The International Business Times looks at the possibility of Fredette being picked by the New York Knicks, while this blog examines the chances of the Utah Jazz selecting Fredette.

The guard expected to pick up some of the scoring slack for BYU next season in Fredette's absence is freshman DeMarcus Harrison. Read more about him here.

Turning to football, BYU's season-opening opponent, Ole Miss, is experiencing a three-way quarterback battle. The Rebels' QB quandary is discussed in this story on ESPN.com.

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