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.
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.
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)
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.
u had a ball hog. Especially after your great playing against CSUBwahahahahaha!
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.
"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!
Chris Miles= 96 attemptsBilly White= 130 attemptsBilly White=
ball hogGive 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.
He will make the NBA but wont play much and be sent down to the D league like JR
Giddens of NM
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.
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
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 libraryBasketball for Dummies what a fruitcake
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.
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!
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
whats a lougar?Lion and Cougar
Overrated Overfreddated Humiliated by UNLV on Saturdated
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
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.
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
jimmer shoots 50% from 3. give him the ball.
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.
I vote for Henderson in MMA.
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.
You will need it against UNLV.
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.
On the floor he has attempted 310 attempts this year.Billy White
SDSU 130Everyone wonders why he scores so many points.Dudes a ball hogBALL HOG OF THE YEAR
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.
ball hog of the year that may be true but he will still win it
He was just padding his numbers for the POY in MWCI think that is
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.
that would be another title he will probably winBYU = 1 man team BYU = freddieBYU = First round NCAA exitBYU = Caucky fans who will
fall hardBYU = OVERRATEDSee you next year!
What a fun conference to be in. Especially because BYU is the biz.My
poster for the game last saturday:BringYourU-gameIt's
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!!!
If Fredette isn't the POY then something is definately wrong. No doubt he is
the class of the conference this year.Go Utes!!!
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.
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!