Searching for the next Jimmer Fredette in college basketball

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

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The guy once known as Harrison Barnes' high school teammate may get more attention in player-of-the-year consideration than the North Carolina All-American. Playing under his father, Greg, McDermott has been a score-in-bunches type of player for the 15th-ranked Bluejays. The sophomore doesn't see the comparison with Jimmer and has a point — to a point. Fredette was a guard who took what would seem like crazy shots off the dribble and from unthinkable distances, while McDermott is a 6-foot-7 forward who works his finesse game around the rim. Still, McDermott does score a lot — he's third nationally with 23.2 points per game — and has a mid-major team climbing through the rankings, just like the Jimmer.
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StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

"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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