Local college basketball: Fredette all but sewn up MWC's POY accolade


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  • Fredette is a great player,
    Feb. 7, 2010 3:26 p.m.

    but he hasn't sown it up yet.

    There's a this guy named Tre'Von Willis, maybe you've heard of him. He's outscored and outrebounded Fredette in conference, and just dominated him head to head. He is also a much, much better defensive player than Jimmer.

    If Willis isn't ahead of Fredette after Saturday, he's right on his tail. With seven games to play, it's a two man race.

    Both are great players, but to claim the POY race is over is just plain short sighted. There are other great players in the conference outside of Provo.

  • Sandyclaws
    Feb. 5, 2010 12:40 a.m.

    Fredette a ball hog? Not hardly. He is second in the MWC in assist per game at 4.9. What he is, is a terrific point guard who can score as well as dish.

    BYU a selfish team? Nope. With 57.4% of their field goals coming off of assists they rank behind only Air Force (62.6%) and TCU (60.5%) (And look where those two teams are in the conference standings.

    No depth? Try again. Even though this years team's top four scorers (Fredette, Emery, Haws and Tavernari) are scoring 2 points less per game than last year's top four scorers did ( Cummard Fredette, Tavernari and Emery), the team is scoring 5 points more per game than last year's team. How can a team average more points per game when their top four scorers average less points per game? Depth.

    Keep them coming guys, this is fun.

  • Sandyclaws
    Feb. 5, 2010 12:31 a.m.

    A little education can do so much. For those of you on this board who insist that Fredette is a ball hog, I offer the following:

    1. BYU leads the conference in scoring at 82.4/game.
    2. BYU also leads the conference in assists at 16.6/game.
    3. BYU is 3rd in the conference in the percentage of field goals that come off of assists. BYU has made a total of 695 field goals this season and has a total of 399 assists. A little math gives you the result that 57.4% of BYU's league-leading total of field goals are off of assists. Who are they behind? Air Force and TCU (last place and next-to-last place in the conference standings.)

    4. Jimmer Fredette is 2nd in the conference in assists per game at 4.9. (behind only Moss at TCU)

  • Excuse me
    Feb. 3, 2010 10:54 p.m.

    I was looking for the Utah basketball team; I thought they might have wandered over here because they didn't show up in the Huntsman Center tonight.

  • Don't u wish
    Feb. 3, 2010 9:40 p.m.

    u had a ball hog. Especially after your great playing against CSU


  • Ball Hog Away Jimmer
    Feb. 3, 2010 5:37 p.m.

    At 22-2, 7-1 MWC and ranked #12, I'll take Jimmer's "ballhogging" as long as Coach Rose wants to put up with it.

    Ballhogging, to the naysayers, is called being a playmaker or go-to guy for those who really understand the game.

  • It's great to be a Cougar
    Feb. 3, 2010 5:29 p.m.

    "See you next year!"

    The siren call of the Utah basketball program.

    The 2010 season is just starting to get exciting with the 2nd half of the MWC regular season, the MWC tournament, Selection Sunday, and the NCAA tournament still ahead.

    oh, and btw, in case you've forgotten...

    Fredette is only a junior!

    Jimmer will most likely be back for an encore next season!

  • Billy White is a ball hog
    Feb. 3, 2010 4:54 p.m.

    Chris Miles= 96 attempts
    Billy White= 130 attempts

    Billy White= ball hog

    Give me a break! It's all relative. When BYU starts losing games because Jimmer is "ball hogging" then come on the boards and whine all you want. Anyone that complains when BYU wins is either fair-weathered, a Y hater or a Ute fan.

  • Give it a rest
    Feb. 3, 2010 3:47 p.m.

    He will make the NBA but wont play much and be sent down to the D league like JR Giddens of NM

  • Cougarf@n
    Feb. 3, 2010 3:46 p.m.

    Funny comments from Yewt haters who are so desparate for something negative to say they now call Jimmer a ball hog. Digging pretty deep there eh yewts? I don't think I've heard that term since elementary school. As far as I'm concerned Jimmer can shoot the ball as often as he likes as long as he's shooting a high percentage (which he is). I can't think of any other player I'd rather have shooting the ball so get over it.

  • deep team?
    Feb. 3, 2010 3:37 p.m.

    I wouldnt say deep team. A deep team requires a team to have players off the bench score much less their starters other than overfredated

  • Jimmers a Pt Guard?
    Feb. 3, 2010 3:33 p.m.

    No way! This guy really took time to utilize his BYU education. Good job guy. I got the same education from a late fee at the public library

    Basketball for Dummies what a fruitcake

  • Rebuttal Please
    Feb. 3, 2010 3:23 p.m.

    Jimmer is the POINT GUARD. In "Basketball For Dummies" one learns that the point handles the ball. He brings the ball up the court, he sets up the offense, he analyzes the action on the court and makes decisions regarding where the ball should go. Sometimes the best thing for the team is for the POINT GUARD to drive to the hoop. Sometimes he passes it into the paint. Sometimes he drives into the paint and kicks it out to a team mate for a shot made easier because he drove into the paint to collapse the defense.

    OK kiddies. You got that? Therefore you cannot legitimately call Jimmer a ball hog unless you just must insist on demonstrating your ignorance.

    Ball hogs don't rank high in assists. And any way, it's all about winning. Jimmer does what gives BYU the best chance to win.

    Until you can at least get through the first chapter of Basketball For Dummies, stop making your ridiclous comments about Jimmer being a ball hog.

    Honestly, some people drive me nuts with their riciculous posts when their basketball knowledge is non-existent.

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 3, 2010 3:13 p.m.

    Fredette is leading the conference in 3p%, ft% and 2nd in fg%. The team has the best chance of scoring when Fredette shoots, but to say he is a ball hog is naive. He is 2nd in the conference in assists at 4.9 per game. Fredette is an outstanding player, but BYU has a deep team. Keep it up Cougs!

  • Cougfan1
    Feb. 3, 2010 3:12 p.m.

    I would like to see our team win it out by passing the ball.

    Our fan base knows Fredette is darn good - lets focus on being well rounded and we will the MWC.

  • lougar
    Feb. 3, 2010 3:11 p.m.

    whats a lougar?

    Lion and Cougar

  • OverFredatted
    Feb. 3, 2010 3:03 p.m.

    Overrated Overfreddated Humiliated by UNLV on Saturdated

  • Tyler
    Feb. 3, 2010 2:45 p.m.

    when you have a FG % as high as Jimmers, shoot as much as you want. Im sure he has the green light to do so because he doesnt miss much. Even when he seems to have bad games they are good! I watched the game last night and then went online to see his stats expecting he didnt shoot well or score much and he shot 47% and went 4-6 frome 3. Shoot the ball all you want jimmer

  • overrated wake up
    Feb. 3, 2010 2:42 p.m.

    But there are detractors, too. Sports Illustrated's Seth Davis, for instance, dropped BYU six spots to No. 23 in his latest AP ballot, and said the Cougars don't have enough quality wins to justify having a lofty ranking.

  • Digbads
    Feb. 3, 2010 2:32 p.m.

    Fredette is a blast to watch. I was up by the MUSS (Moronic Utes Stupidly Standing) and I heard a guy behind me say "Fredette is a trying to do it all, we will win because he's trying to do it all". After Fredette then put the game away, the guy was "I can't believe it"

    Seeing the reaction of the utes to that last run by Fredette It made up for having to be around those doofs all night.

  • ball hog?
    Feb. 3, 2010 2:21 p.m.

    jimmer shoots 50% from 3. give him the ball.

  • Overated
    Feb. 3, 2010 2:18 p.m.

    At 10-11 I would not be crying about who is the overrated team. I will be very happy if BYU gets to play Kansas and Syracuse because it will likely mean at least a trip to the sweet 16 :) Any player that can score 49 points at Arizona and then come back for Mono has my vote for POY. I know for a fact that it won't be a player from the team on the hill.

  • Naw
    Feb. 3, 2010 2:16 p.m.

    I vote for Henderson in MMA.

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 3, 2010 2:00 p.m.

    Give it a rest. Dave Rose is the coach and is responsible for the style of play his team plays. If he wants it changed, it will change. If he wants Fredette to be more aggressive in the second half, that is also his call. It seems to me that three conference championships with a possible fourth consecutive championship gives Coach Rose the experience needed to call his own game. But thanks for playing.

  • good luck BYU
    Feb. 3, 2010 1:59 p.m.

    You will need it against UNLV.

  • Jimmer is good
    Feb. 3, 2010 1:55 p.m.

    leave the overrated player alone on the overrated team - let him take as many shots as he wants.... he will find out the hard way that he needs his team when they play a good team with two great power forwards and a strong center.

    His little falling to the ground acrobats wont work then against the likes of Kansas and Syracuse.

  • 310 attempts this year
    Feb. 3, 2010 1:51 p.m.

    On the floor he has attempted 310 attempts this year.

    Billy White SDSU 130

    Everyone wonders why he scores so many points.

    Dudes a ball hog


  • BYU fan
    Feb. 3, 2010 1:34 p.m.

    It looked like in the first half of TCU Jimmer was gonna let the other teammates make some points but he took over in the second half ball hogging again.
    This makes me wonder if blogs are true that he does pad his numbers to ensure his own individual success.

  • lol
    Feb. 3, 2010 1:04 p.m.

    ball hog of the year that may be true but he will still win it

  • padding
    Feb. 3, 2010 12:45 p.m.

    He was just padding his numbers for the POY in MWC

    I think that is kinda selfish

  • Re:ballhog of the year
    Feb. 3, 2010 12:43 p.m.

    Im a cougar fan and normally I would say get a lif about his ball hogging but:

    The TCU game was far over with 5 minutes left and he still doesnt pass to the post...what gives and with one minute left he shoots a three?

    He needs to get his team involved and let them practice with big leads like this so that they can show Rose what they can do.

  • ballhogof the year
    Feb. 3, 2010 12:28 p.m.

    that would be another title he will probably win

    BYU = 1 man team
    BYU = freddie
    BYU = First round NCAA exit
    BYU = Caucky fans who will fall hard

    See you next year!

  • BYU owns the conf.
    Feb. 3, 2010 11:38 a.m.

    What a fun conference to be in. Especially because BYU is the biz.
    My poster for the game last saturday:
    It's hilarious!

  • Tom Rose
    Feb. 3, 2010 11:36 a.m.

    Jimmer is an amazing all-around player. His drives are incredible, and then when he steps back way behind the three point line and lets go, it's a thing of beauty. He is a great assist man and has such a positive influence on the whole team.
    Go Jimmer!!!

  • Ute Fan
    Feb. 3, 2010 10:27 a.m.

    If Fredette isn't the POY then something is definately wrong. No doubt he is the class of the conference this year.

    Go Utes!!!

  • POY
    Feb. 3, 2010 10:06 a.m.

    Is this even news, you can put a stamp on the POY tropy, the bigger news is that Boylen is trying to recruit Jimmer into the NBA. If Jimmer goes early it will help Boylen keep his job longer, maybe.

  • Engrave the trophy now
    Feb. 2, 2010 9:31 p.m.

    Jimmer is such an overwhelming favorite to win the MWC Player of the Year award that they might as well have the trophy engraved now!