Searching for the next Jimmer Fredette in college basketball

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

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Game-wise, the Wildcats junior point guard is probably a little closer to Fredette than McDermott. At 6-foot-3, he's only an inch shorter than the Jimmer, he plays in Utah and has a gift for putting the ball in the basket, albeit with a bit more explosiveness. Lillard does have a little different background; he came from inner-city Oakland, Calif., while Fredette was in Hometown USA, Glen Falls, N.Y. He still puts up Jimmer-like numbers, dropping 41 points against San Jose State, 36 against powerful Saint Mary's. Lillard doesn't shoot a lot, but is one of the best in the nation at getting to the free-throw line, where he shoots nearly 91 percent, and is hitting 45 percent from beyond the arc while leading the nation at 25.1 points per game.
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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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