Blue roundup: Jimmermania over? Not so fast

Published: Tuesday, April 3 2012 1:10 p.m. MDT

In this photo taken Wednesday, March 28, 2012, Sacramento Kings rookie guard Jimmer Fredette, left, and teammate Francisco Garcia sit on the bench as they watch the team play the San Antonio Spurs in an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif. Last March Jimmermania swept up the nation, now the former BYU star gets limited minutes with the Kings.

Rich Pedroncelli, Associated Press

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Just when some people were declaring that Jimmermania was over, former BYU basketball star Jimmer Fredette reminded them of what he can do.

Fredette enjoyed one of his best games as an NBA rookie Monday, scoring 19 points — one short of his career high — in the Sacramento Kings’ 116-108 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Fredette made 7 of 15 shots, including three 3-pointers, and played 25 minutes.

Cowbell Kingdom provides video of interviews with coach Keith Smart and Fredette.

Read what Jimmer's hometown paper had to say about his performance, as well as the Sacramento Bee.

Watch Fredette knock down one of his big 3-pointers.

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