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Published: Tuesday, Dec. 7 2010 1:34 a.m. MST

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WasatchReb
Provo, UT

This is all great an all....but reality is, until "superman" can get his team far into the NCAA tournament, he really doesn't deserve the moniker. There's no doubt he's a great individual talent, but one of the best players BYU has had in the past 20 years (my opinion, Tyler Haws) is on his mission this year. You see Jimmer's stats dipping a bit this year, and its directly related to that. If BYU couldn't win the MWC, and barely won a game in the NCAA tourney with Haws, I fear they'll just be a Fredette circus this year, and not much more than that.

Resident
Spanish Fork, UT

@ WasatchReb

That may be true, but so far when people are double and triple teaming Fredette, other players are coming up big. And, I don't so much think they're doing it for Fredette, but for the people he's influenced. Haws is a good complementary player, but even he is no Fredette.

JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt
Beverly Hills, CA

Jimmer is no Danny Ainge.

redfeather
Palo Alto, CA

WasatchReb is just jealous and embarrassed that the real "circus" is up on the hill.

The Utes haven't had anybody even remotely as exciting as Jimmer in their program since last century.

TrueBlue
Orem, UT

"Jimmer is no Danny Ainge."

True, Jimmer is unique, but there are things that Jimmer does that even better than Danny Ainge.

Jimmer's crossover dribble and his ability to score in the paint against much bigger players are unique to Jimmer.

Ainge didn't have the 3-point shot in college, but Jimmer has longer range than Danny.

It remains to be seen whether Jimmer can put this team on his back like Ainge did and carry BYU deep into the playoffs, but the fact that other teams are starting to double- and triple-team Jimmer shows just how dangerous a player he is.

If his teammates step up and hit open shots when Jimmer is mobbed, BYU is going to have a VERY good year and could have a long run in the Big Dance.

Resident
Spanish Fork, UT

I think it would be difficult to compare Danny Ainge to Jimmer Fredette. Both are great ball players and both are playing under very different circumstances than the other, as well as different style.

Resident
Spanish Fork, UT

I just hope BYU doesn't get to happy with their play so far. Vermont will be a road test, and Arizona will be another tough matchup. Depending on which UCLA shows up, that could be another tough game. When Jimmer gets the pressure, let's hope other players continue to show up.

JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt
Beverly Hills, CA

Jimmer is not a legend and a leader, Danny Ainge is.

Resident
Spanish Fork, UT

@JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt

Clearly you love Danny.

You have no idea what the future holds for Jimmer. Don't act like you do.

killerbees
Queensbury, NY

Firstly, you cannot compare Fredette to Ainge, Div I basketball is much different now. Secondly, Fredette is still having a great year, he is being closely defended and when teams do not guard him with duel effort he will dominate, he is getting the job done, would like to see his assist up, but team mates miss alot of easy shots off his passes. Thirdly, he's not getting minutes, with BYU's current schedule he doesn't need to play all the time. Too bad really, it's impacting his scoring. He will step it up aginst better teams and will still have a run at National Player of the Year. What will hurt BYU in the tourney is their lack of big men. Fredette's best this year is still to come, starting with 40+ in Glens Falls, NY!!!!! He is way ahead as MWC Player of the year. No one is close. His stats will improve as the year goes on, they did last year as well, he will settle down!

killerbees
Queensbury, NY

1 other thing. Vermont is a solid team. Kemba Walker scored 42 against Vermont and is having a spectacular year. This game should tell a lot about where Fredette stands. If he can match what Kemba did it will prove where he stands against higher caliber teams this year. Then BYU has Arizona (a much better team than he posted 49 against last year, but still he had 49, did I say 49! and there were nearly 3 minutes left in the game!!!!), UCLA...... those games will prove more then the teams BYU has played to this point. He has not had to step his game up where inexperienced and weaker BYU players will struggle. Just watch what happens and then remember killer bees told you so!

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

I see a little D-Will and Koebe in Jimmer.

I beleive he might be the best basketball player to ever play the game. Anyone who thinks otherwise is simply a BYU hater.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt | 12:56 p.m. Dec. 6, 2010
Beverly Hills, CA
"Jimmer is no Danny Ainge."
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Serious, ya think?

Because Jimmer plays the #1 position, and Ainge played #2 while Steve Craig played the #1.

Sorta like saying "Jimmer is no Greg Kite".

Take it deep, understand the game there JJJS...

I'll bet you never go out, because people always shout...

Deray
Salt Lake City, UT

Jimmer will do great in Europe some place next year. He's undersized, and doesn't have the height, or the athleticism to play the 2 in the NBA.

I thought the music video had nice home video footage in it, as for the music, I think dueling banjos would have been more appropriate.

fresnogirl
Fresno, CA

Wow, Hedgehog! That was a surprising comment from you. Keep it up ... I think I like basketball Hedge. :)

WasatchReb,

If he continues to be double and triple teamed, his stats probably will dip. Hopefully, everyone around him continues to step up. It would be nice to make it a costly move to commit more than one player on him. Of course, it'll be a costly mistake not to. Either way, it makes for a fun game to watch.

I enjoyed this article with all of its multi-media links.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

I'm just impressed that Hedgehog knows who "Koebe" is.

The sarcasim is a nice touch, but what else do ya have?
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Deray, that's why he plays the #1.

Sure, he can shoot like a #2, but that's not his position...

But combined with a few minutes with a backup #1 and Jimmer would provide a fast small two-guard, because, you are right, he could play #2. Anything to keep him on the floor in the NBA.
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If Jimmer wore Red, would you kids hate as bad?
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We all know Jimmer will go high in the draft, and will have a nice NBA career.

Why pretend otherwise?

Solomon the Wise
Alpine, UT

Deray

Your prediction explains why you'll never be an NBA scout.

NBA teams are always looking for players who can hit three's and handle the ball.

bigutefan
Las Vegas, NV

What is with the hype? Seriously, when the Utes traveled to Long Beach State, the world didn't stop because Keith Van Horn was playing back at home....Jimmer is good. But one first round tourney win is his biggest accomplishment, I wonder if the Utes should have celebrated every home game when Shaun Green got to play in the Huntsman Center. Imagine if Andrew Bogut was to return to Australia for a game......insane! FIRE BOYLEN!

Jealous U
Alpine, UT

bigutefan

Get over your jealousy.

Jimmer returning to Glens Falls is the biggest event to occur in his home town in years.

I doubt Utah has ever had a played half a beloved by his home town as Jimmer is by Glens Falls, NY.

OlpuebloguyInWyo
Evanston, WY

I think as we watch the entire team play this year, everyone will have their day in stepping-up to the plate when necessary. Jimmer will have his bigs days as well as the others. They are a very good TEAM being coached by a very good "COACH"ing staff. They may not make it all the way, but they will finish high in the country. Let's enjoy the ride.

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