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Published: Monday, March 28 2011 12:31 p.m. MDT

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skywalker
Palo Alto, CA

The Oscar Robertson Trophy has been Jimmered!

Congratulations Jimmer!

You earned it!

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

It has been an incredible season for this young man. I hope he has as much success in the future.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

AP & Oscar Robertson - keep on piling more. Fantastic, go Jimmer.

Laser
Iowa City, IA

Yes! Congratulations Jimmer. Let the awards speak for themselves, you're the best.

Thanks for a great season but more importantly, how you handled yourself despite everything that was going on. You Jimmered the entire season. You are a true sportsman.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

All of my other comments notwithstanding, congrats to The Jimmer for the award. You proved me wrong on too many occasions to count, and props where props are due.

sammyg
Springville, UT

Hooray for Jimmer! National POY! Oscar Robertson Awardee!

What an honor! Congratulations to Jimmer, to the team, to the coaches and to BYU. You guys pulled it all together and made it happen.

Could not have happened to a greater guy!

And who doubted? Wow, this is a great day in Cougar Nation! Wow!

jazzbball
Salt Lake City, UT

Wow Chris B. I'm shocked.
If I see a compliment from Hedgie I may need a medical team to revive me from the shock.
I didn't think it was possible.

79Ute
Orange County, CA

Chris B: Good props. How are we doing in luring Brad Stevens to Utah?

fresnogirl
Fresno, CA

Congratulations Jimmer. You have been amazing to watch. Thanks for the fun and good luck in the future.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

jazzball,

Don't be shocked. A couple months ago I attracted a few followers who assumed my identity. Curious, but flattering.

Jimmer can shoot(some days) and other days he's awful and doesnt know when to stop?(see 3/15 on 3's against florida).

The peak of byu's program in the last 30 years: a single sweet 16.

I repeat:

What a team. What a program. What an all american.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

The legendary University of Houston "Phi Slama Jama" teams will also be honored on Friday morning.

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Coach and player honored. Could it be more sweet?

Chris Degn
Seoul, Korea

Kudos to Jimmer for an awesome season! Kudos to Chris B for having the class to admit it. I wish the Cougars good luck in the WCC, I wish the Utes good luck in the PAC, and I will be an instant fan of whichever team picks up Mr. Fredette. I look forward to seeing him play in the NBA on Armed Forces Network next year.

Deep Thoughts
Salt Lake City, UT

I have to admit it, BYU had a great run this year and it was mostly because of Fredette. He was amazing. Congratulations to him and best wishes in the future

nottyou
Riverton, UT

Chris B -- Just like in the business world, what have the Utes done for us lately? How much revenue does the basketball team generate? What awards have they received recently? The past accolades mean nothing...what have you done for me this year? Last year?

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

nottyou,

Nothing. I don't argue my Utes have been awful in basketball lately. If you think post accolades don't mean anything you're in a group of 1 who thinks that Auburn is a weak football team, Duke is a weak basketball team, the Lakers are a weak NBA team, and the Packers are a weak NFL team.

Past(I'll say recent past) accolades mean a great deal in recruiting, whether BCS conferences want you(sorry).

The height of Utah basketball in the last 20 years?

Several sweet 16's, final four, national championship game, #1 pick in the draft.

The height of tds basketball in the last 20 years?

One sweet 16. Amazing.

Great thinking though in just looking at the past year or two. By that standard 99% of universities are failures.

The difference is that when Utah peaks again it will be in final fours.

When byu peaks again(in 2040) it will be another sweet 16.

Incredible program.

CougarOnTheProwl
Murray, UT

Congrats Jimmer well deserved!

royalblue
Alpine, UT

Chris B

"my Utes have been awful in basketball lately"

Lately?

How about awful most of the last 6 years.

In fact, U have to go back to last century, the days of the old WAC, before you find anything Utah has done that tops what BYU accomplished this year.

Bogut's 2005 Sweet Sixteen team was far less impressive, only beating UTEP 60-54 and Oklahoma 67-58, before losing to Kentucky 62-52 in regulation in a game that the Utes trailed the entire game. The highlight of Utah's 12-year run in the MWC.

12-year MWC History

BYU 276-116(70.4%), 126-54(70.0%) MWC, 6 MWC championships, 8 NCAA tournaments, one losing season, ten 20+ win seasons

Utah 230-150(60.5%), 104-76(57.8%) MWC, 5 MWC championships, 6 NCAA tournaments, four losing seasons, six 20+ win seasons

Utah's overall and conference record during the MWC era pales by comparison to BYU's record.

It's not even close.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Well, the real Chris B has prophesied, again. Let's all mark it down. Again.

Chris, mark this down. BYU will be back at the dance before Utah.

Our football team will end up next year ranked higher than Utah.

And you will still be you. Pity.

Ufan
Salt Lake City, UT

Congratulations Jimmer on a well-deserved honor!

SportsFan
Orem, UT

Chris B

Only having to win one or two games to make it to a Final Four is not that impressive.

And when you're seeded into a Sweet Sixteen, that's even less impressive.

When was the last time Utah won 32 games in a season?

Or won 30+ games in back to back seasons?

Hint: It's never happened!

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