Compiled by Joseph D’Hippolito
Published: Tuesday, Feb. 22 2011 7:01 p.m. MST
Don't Fret-dette, 'cause Jimmer is going to save the day! He's terrific!
Let's not forget Durrant! "Best scorer in the world!"
That's awesome to hear it from the mouths of the pros. I like what Doc
said--that we often get overwhelmed by what a player can't do, and quickly
forget what amazed us about him in the first place. Fredette is simply one of
the best scorers I have ever watched play. With his scoring gifts, he will have
a place in the NBA. It'll be fun to watch.
Awesome. Thanks for asking these guys and compiling some great quotes. Big week
for the Jimmer and I hope he can continue to light up the MWC. He went for 40
against both CSU and SDSU so it will be interesting to see how he does this time
around.Oh and it is his birthday on Friday. I hope its a great week
for him and the rest of the team. Go Cougars!
So we know there are four random people in downtown Dallas who have never heard
of Jimmer. However, these people listed here have definately heard about
Jimmer.Good thing they didn't quote Kobe Bryant or Tracy McGrady:
"He's probably the second best player, after me of course..."
"Jimmer may be good, but he hasn't seen real basketball until he sees what
I do against the Suns..." blah blah blah
Maybe the cynic in me but these are generalized "you put me on the
spot" quotes?Some of these (if not all) are very general types
of compliments. Besides, who is going to dump on him? You think a pro will
dump on him? Don't think so.Silly article.See you
portal "L" tomorrow at 6!
Take that Utah!
Folks out on the East Coast are obsessed with Jimmer too. I was at Glens Falls
with all of his home town people wearing BYU blue and cheering him on. People I
talk to in NYC know about him (would be far better obviously if we weren't stuck
on THE MTN). East Coast people know their sports, keep stats and score and know
the best players regardless. Jimmer is one of the clear favorites this year. I know it's hard for some Utes to see a Y guy succeed. But it's
happening - enjoy it!!!!
We are enjoying the ride with Jimmer, & Co. He is a terrific bsketball
player and a fine young man. What's wrong with a little joy and excitement when
there is so much doom and gloom in the federal government and world events? Give
me a break! This has been a very fun year for BYU basketball. We wish Jimmer
nothing but the very best. Happy Birthday, Jimmer, on Friday.Go
High praise indeed.Lets see if he can keep it up during March
Madness and lead his team onward.
Did the D-News ACTUALLY send someone to all-star weekend to see what NBA players
think of James Fredette? That just screams insecure, and it paints all of us
fans in a bad light.Let's have some confidence in our boy James.
I think if we are fair, we can probably all agree he won't have a successful NBA
career. That said, he has been dominant in his senior year of college.
Jimmer has earned the respect of everyone in the nation, except for a few Ute
trolls who will spend their lives as bitter, haters.
I remember Adam Morrison being compared to Larry Bird, look where that got him.
Jimmer will make a team and get a shot but the chances of him being an all-star
are pretty slim. Compare JJ Reddicks senior season stats to Fredettes and they
are eerily similar. Reddick has made himself into a good role player for the
Magic, I imagine Jimmer will do the same.
As Doc stated, why is the focus always on what players can't do? Or, more
accurately, why is the focus always on what young players SUPPOSEDLY can't do at
an elite level?Or, to put a really fine point on it, why are players
of a certain . . umm . . hue always assumed to be unathletic stiffs who got by
purely on old-skool fundamentals in college but will get owned in the pros?
There are examples that prove that assumption right and others that prove it
wrong.Kerr made the most obvious point. Naysayers talk about
Fredette having a rough go guarding the D-Wills, Roses, Rondos and Pauls. Who
doesn't?? They can't even guard each other. No reason Jimmer can't be a
competent defender who can pick up some steals and take a charge now and
then.Bottom line is, we don't know. He'll get a shot and either make
it or not. And he doesn't have to be an all-star to have a nice lucrative
career. 360 players on active rosters - 24 all-stars per year. Are 336 players
failures this year?
In reply to 'Mormon Ute'.. wow... "would require the young man and young
woman to confess to their Bishop or Priest." Does anybody else see the
line crossed here...?? You might as well say that 'this would require the
stoning of the young girl' as other religions would!!!!A female wrestling
does not REQUIRE anything..... It is only religious beliefs that make the
requirements.Did you stop for one second to consider that the young lady
may be any other religion than your own?I hope that by the time my
daughter is in high school... she can wrestle or not, and that there will be no
reservations based on her gender.
With Williams traded and a well placed first round pick to the Jazz....do you
dare to think.......?
Anyone else notice how much D-Will's game has gone down the past couple of
games, ever since we went to provo to watch the cougars play?He is
suffering from a serious case of jimmer-envy.
I have never spent a day with an NBA contract...Fredette is a
stud.Can we leave it there?
I'm vomiting over the Jimmer hype. It's out of control.
Jimmer is young and is still learning and improving. But the kid can shoot.
Almost any NBA team has room on its roster for a flat-out shooter, but Jimmer is
more than a stand-up shooter who needs the perfect pass at the perfect time. He
also can create his own shot and is one of the best ball handlers in basketball
at any level. That's why I believe he will be an impact player in the NBA. All
Star? Who knows? A great many wonderfully talented players never become All
Stars. In the pros he will not face as many double teams. He also will make
more assists. Many times he sets up fellow Cougars perfectly only to see them
miss open shots. Most pros make the open shot. It's the special player who
makes the shot with a hand in his face. And Fredette is one of those special
players who doesn't mind shooting over a defender.
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