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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 12 2011 3:42 p.m. MST

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TheSpiker
Alpine, UT

Remember those conversations about the "mission" of the school and the exposure that sports can bring to the church.

Brother Fredette serving up a big slice of "exposure pie".

Pavalova
Surfers Paradise, AU

As a coug fan, this is extraordinary. However, do bring people back to earth, he did this against Utah. There are Jr Jazz teams that could beat the U. And 22 turnovers...? At the end of the game it was as if they were handing the ball to Jimmer.

Either way, we're lovin the Jimmi-chocolate experience.

LonestarRunner
Salt Lake City, UT

"Jones criticized the relative obscurity of Mountain West Conference games due to the conference's television contracts. But he said that shouldn't stop viewers.

"Get out in front of the masses, upgrade your cable package and buy whatever version of the Home Shopping channel is showing his next game," Jones wrote."

THIS is exactly WHY BYU is leaving the MWC!

If this were happening next year in the WCC, EVERY BYU game from now to the end of the season would be shown live on ESPN - GUARANTEED!

And, any fan in the world could watch replays of every game Fredette played on BYUtv in HD.

(Didn't the MTN promise that every game would be broadcast in HD?)

Fortunately, Heaps won't have to worry about lack of exposure when he starts setting the college football world abuzz.

btw, this year's Arizona and Hawaii games are both available for replay on BYUtv.

XelaDave
Salem, UT

Nice- I paticularly liked the thing about a bad TV deal- thankfully some of that is resolved next year and into the future- sadly not in time to give Jimmer a little more exposure- playter of the year is about exposure as much as it is about numbers- good luck Jimmer and keep putting up 40+ and the numbers might just get you past the exposure

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

Political correctness keeps many at ESPN from giving BYU and Jimmer proper credit.

FireHawk
Aurora, CO

Impressive player...I would really like to watch him play...gee thanks MWC and GOODBYE MWC!!!!

Maybe I can see him in March.

Good job Jimmer.

In My Humble Opinion
South Jordan, UT

My wife is not that big a sports fan, but every time Jimmer is on I keep hitting the replay button on my Tivo and calling her in to see what he did -- and she hustles in to see it. Now we are BOTH Jimmer fans. The wow factor with this kid is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BleedCougarBlue
Enid, OK

Nice job, Jimmer!

GO COUGARS!

BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

This is great! All Jimmer, Jackson, and BYU. No criticism. How sweet it is. 104 points! Go Cougars!

Cougarista
Salt Lake City, UT

Listen to the interview. He is modest, well spoken and polite. If you add that to his basketball prowess, he is simply stellar.

Duh
west jordan, ut

Jimmer reminds me of another player by the name of John Stockton. He was a humble man who just played his game. Even when Jimmer hit his three point swish from the half court line last night, he didn't throw up his arms, give out a yell and act stupid. All he did was turn around and head back to the locker room. John was the same way, he never looked for glory, he just came to play the game he loved. Go Jimmer, I hope you can make it at the next level.

christoph
Brigham City, UT

Jimmer is one inch shorter and 10 pounds lighter than Deron Williams whose game Mr. Fredette follows closely. That may be a big difference----- he'll make millions either in NBA or in Europe. I do want to see David Locke eat his words though; after Jimmer's junior season, Locke said he had definitely no NBA future, and I thought, "How can you say that after a junior season?" He may make it and he may not; Locke is biased against him for some reason, I don't know why, he has just never agreed with all the positive things all other NBA scouts are saying.

peter
Alpine, UT

Fun player to watch because of his desire, skill, and focus on the game.

Rockwell
Baltimore, MD

Adrian Dantley was too small to play power forward in the NBA.

Jerry Rice was too slow to play WR in the NFL.

Sam Bowie was selected ahead of Michael Jordan in the draft.

Alex Smith was the #1 draft pick.

Professional leagues are filled with players who weren't good enough and littered with players who didn't measure up.

Jimmer will be drafted in the first round. It'll then be up to Jimmer to prove all of the naysayers wrong.

ouisc
Farmington, UT

Fredette is a lot of fun to watch. I can't believe some of the stuff that he makes up while penetrating to the basket! Glad to see him getting respect and recognition nationwide!

When I read the article, I couldn't help but be glad we are almost through with the Mountain West conference along the Wasatch Front.

Big Hapa
Kaysville, UT

Re: Chrissy B, What only CRICKETS'S Its so funny to hear nothing but Cricket's LOLOLOL !

OnlyInUtah
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I hope BYU fans realize that a treasure they have this year.. this time next year you won't be able to see him in a cougar uniform tossing down the 3's at the Marriot Center. Enjoy it, treasure it, relish it!

Jimmer brings exposure to BYU, the state of Utah and college basketball in general!

Good luck Jimmer!

skiutah
American Fork, Utah

Great article on Jimmer...he's going to have a bright future.

Locke is a joke. Not only do I not like his game calling abilities, but his analysis of players and team play is terrible.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

Well Duh (relax). Only one time John Stockton really did raise his arms up and dance around after he hit that famous Uh Oh by Bill Walsh when he swished on Houston to NBA final to face Chicago Bulls.

Jimmer would do the same if he gets to where he wants to be but March is not here yet.

He is a fun player to watch but don't forget Jackson Emery bring a lot of energy to this team.

gchris
rock springs, wy

Jimmer may or may not make it in the NBA (I'm betting that he'll have a John Stockton-like career), but we have him to watch now as a great college player and , as a BYU fan, I can't wait for the next game. Too small? Too slow? Too un-athletic?Talk to the best defensive player on every team BYU has played and ask them. People who buy tickets to see NBA games will pay to see Jimmer Fredette "light 'em up." Bet on it.

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