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Published: Tuesday, Dec. 14 2010 10:00 a.m. MST

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Salt Lake City, UT

Well deserved. He was a star against the very good Arizona defense. The Cougars dominated a strong Arizona team that got chippy out of frustration.

Salt Lake City, UT

Jimmer is just an unbelievable talent we won't see again at BYU for some time.
It's a no brainer he'll make the NBA. Just have to wait and see how his game translates.
Best of luck Jimmer. Here's to one Jazz fan hoping he makes the leap to the Jazz. Would love to have him here.

Lubbock, TX

I can't keep his accolades straight anymore, Jimmer has had so many can he even remember them? He's going to need multiple rooms to house his multiple trophies, awards, and honors.

Go Y

Salt Lake City, ut

I give credit it where its due congrats Fredette. I wont lie byu is much better tahn the U and he is the biggest reason. Hope they beat ucla not a fan in anyway of the y but I dislike california schools more.

Saint George, UT

In a shocking move, the MWC also named Jimmer conference player of the week. It's about time the MWC agreed with the national media (see Shaky Smithson being named an All-American but not winning MWC Special Teams POY).

Congrats to Jimmer on his great season(s) at BYU. I'm hoping he and his cohorts trip up at least once this year against Utah but I wish them all the best in their other games.

Lyman, WY

Jimmer is a stud, and he is very humble about it. Even more reason to like this guy!!!!!

Iowa City, IA

Great accolades. Jimmer is incredibly fun to watch! How does he make some of those shots?

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Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

In the good ole days when Andre Miller, Doleac, and Van Horn were at the U with Majerus - I had no problem respecting Utah for what they were - a great basketball team. In fact - I was in San Jose to watch them play and even lowered myself to purchase a Utah T-shirt at the time.

Utes21 - you should follow suit and give the Y due credit. Your image will not be harmed by spelling it "BYU".

Queensbury, NY

Jimmer Fredette is the best all around College Basketball player in the Nation, period!.......he has improved expotentially in the areas that he was told he needed to and that is scary for any team that comes across Jimmer and BYU. Remember, he didn't even start pouring it on until this time last year. I also think this may be the best BYU team in a long time. If they give UNLV and SDSU good games, come out with wins, keep their rank high, they will make a run in the tournament and Jimmer will have a shot at National Player of the year. GO JIMMER, GO BYU!

Murray, UT

The guy is a great player no doubt but he carries a lot of baby fat and is as white as snow. Walmart sells a product made by Banana Boat. It is a self tanning lotion that cost about $6.97 for a 6 oz bottle. It is found on the skin care isle. I would buy some and send it to Jimmer but I don't know if it is approved by the BYU honor code.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

@Dutchman -

Baby Fat? Um, not even close. From a girl's perspective, there's just no getting around it - Dude is hot.

White as snow? Um, yeah he's white. Do you prefer your ballers Lindsay-Lohan-orange? Mmmmmkay....

If those are the only things yewts can find to pick on Jimmer, then I'm pretty sure he's okay with that....

Alpine, UT

A great honor for a great player.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT


The sun doesn't shine in the gym...

Murray, UT

This die-hard Ute says congrats James...!

Murray, UT

That's what's great about self tanning lotions, you can spend your whole life in the gym and out of the sun and still get a tan. And contrary to what Ashtrash suggests the Banana Boat product does not leave you looking orange. Yeh, I don't like the Lindsay Lohan or John Behner (House Speaker) orange look either. This product leaves you with a brown natural looking tan. Just ask my wife. Oh, but that baby fat! What to do about that? But, what a tremendous athlete and player. I wish Jimmer was on my team.

sandy, utah

I think he is proving that he belongs in the NBA after this year.

Riverton, UT

Jimmer is his given name.

BYU Student
Provo, UT

Seriously? Critiquing the man's skin tone? It's December. C'mon.

Bountiful, UT

No one complains about Deron Williams and Jason Kidd being white, so what is wrong with Jimmer being white? Dutchman, there is nothing less appealing than a deep, dark tan at Christmastime. I'm dreaming of a white Christmas! Go Jimmer!

By the way, if you look closely, you will see evidence of weight-lifting beneath Jimmer's baby fat.

Wellsville, UT

Actually, James is his given name. He has always gone by Jimmer, but it is just a nickname.

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