Searching for the next Jimmer Fredette in college basketball

Published: Thursday, Jan. 26 2012 1:56 p.m. MST

Associated Press
Jimmer Fredette was a gotta-see-this sensation at Brigham Young, piling up points while turning the national spotlight toward Provo. He was so exciting, so captivating that his name became a verb, an adjective, a non-proper noun. This season, there is no Jimmer. He's busy pulling that quick-trigger jumper for the NBA's Sacramento Kings. There really isn't a mid-major replacement for him, either, at least not one garnering the nearly Tim Tebow-esque attention Fredette commanded last season. There are, however, a handful of players from mid-majors who are coming close to filling the Jimmer void this season. Here's a few. (See also: Jimmer Fredette's top 10 games at BYU)
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"At 6-foot-3, he's only an inch shorter than the Jimmer"

When did Fredette grow 2-3 inches?

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

There is only one Danny Ainge. There is only one Jimmer. It will be a long, long time before we see the likes of him again. The trend of "one and done" takes the very best players out of college basketball quickly. I hope I am wrong...but I don't think so.

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