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BYU basketball: Could Nick Emery be the next Jimmer?

Published: Monday, Aug. 31 2015 3:49 p.m. MDT

Lone Peak's #4 Nick Emery gets around Kearns' #2 Taylor Yeager as Kearns and Lone Peak play Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 at the Maverik Center in the first round of state playoffs.  (Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News) Lone Peak's #4 Nick Emery gets around Kearns' #2 Taylor Yeager as Kearns and Lone Peak play Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 at the Maverik Center in the first round of state playoffs. (Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News)

NBCsports.com asks that question after Emery's performance last weekend at the Hoop Group Jamfest in Philadelphia.

Emery, the younger brother of former Cougar star Jackson Emery — who played in the same backcourt with Fredette — scored 34 points, including seven 3-pointers, and had 12 rebounds in the first game of the Jamfest last Friday.

Nick Emery will be a senior next season, then plans on enrolling at BYU. He downplayed comparisons to Fredette, but clearly loves Fredette's game.

“I like the way Jimmer plays," he said. "I make my game like his. He’s crafty. I like that style and I mimick that a lot.”

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