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Published: Sunday, April 3 2011 7:40 p.m. MDT

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Mick
Murray, Utah

Congrats to Jimmer. You are a clas act in more than one way! Even my 4 year old niece can recognize great talent. She is a big Jimmer fan. Thanks for such a fun year.

Wahanassatta
Ogden, Utah

Groovy!!!!!!!!

Duh
west jordan, ut

Has anyone else ever dominated the awards like Jimmer. Great honor, he deserved it. No matter what happens at the next level, these awards are about the college experience. Congrats.

SeattleUhasabballteam?
Seattle, Wa

Congrats Jimmer!

goodDr.
sandy, UT

rick r and colin must not hold much sway with the voters for this award, thankfully. Good job Jimmer. Now go prove all those who say you can't play in the NBA wrong also.

Penguin Inc.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Thanks for the memories, Jimmer. You're terrific. And I hope your brother has success in his music rapping career.

dryforkcreek
Vernal, UT

Congratulations Jimmer Fredette. Now, remember who you are...always!! Happiness to you and your team and coach and family

Jazz2Win
Provo, UT

Congratulations Jimmer. Thanks for a great year!

Bluto
Sandy, UT

Jimmer Fredette The 2011 "CONSENSUS" National Player of the Year.

Five of the Six Trophies......

Twelve Awards in all.

Andy Tomasso
Layton, UT

Yeah! Congrats Jimmer!

MotherofFour
Springville, UT

Congrats Jimmer! Thanks for choosing Provo and representing the Cougar Nation so well! We are proud of you and wish you all the best in the years ahead!

Linus
Bountiful, UT

Jimmer was great before the loss of our best big man. Then he was great after the loss of our best big man. He was great before the referees decided to see what he could do without the free throw line. Then he was great after the referees decided to see what he could do without the free throw line. It is a sign of great character to perform right through adversity. We all love Jimmer Fredette. We are glad that the nation's basketball establishment appreciates him too.

BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

I couldn't be more happy for Jimmer and for BYU fans everywhere.

This indeed was the year of the Jimmer!

Linus 10:46 I agreed with every word you said.

Go Cougars!

BigRich
Orem, UT

Whether or not he wins the Wooden award next week, which he probably will, it is incredible what he has accomplished and the way he has dominated every award that he could possibly receive. How can anyone not acknowledge this in the face of the rest of the nation and virtually all recognized sports authorities from coaches to sportscasters? This truly amazing.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

Thanks Jimmer.

You made the season, and home games at the MC relevant this year.

Still love the attitude when you dropped the half-court shot on the Utes.

poyman
Lincoln City, OR

Christopher B and Hegie also send their congratulations for a wonderful season, and best wishes as you enter the NBA...

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

Lets see here - I can tell Tre'von Willis and Rick Riely are having nightmares every day hearing Jimmered!

Fantastic Jimmer!

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

@Linus
You hit it right on the head. Everyone tried to stop him but nobody could. I'm not so sure that consideration shouldn't be given for giving Jimmer a best running back in college basketball award as well. The way every defense he faced swarmed in on him and were smothering him...and he still managed to slip through as well as draw so much coverage that it opened up the easy shot for the other four players. Drawing such intense coverage for each of those easy shots was easily just as good and significant as if he had passed the ball for an assist. I don't think anyone before or anyone again will ever see one player make 51 point from the field and only 1 point from one lone trip to the foul line, in a major college game with two opponents as equally matched as the 3rd BYU-New Mexico game in the MWC tournament. That has to be the game where most everyone who may have had doubts were converted to the reality that he is the true Player Of The Year. Even the refs couldn't deny him his place in history

sammyg
Springville, UT

Totally awesome! Thank your for a great season!

The man, the team, the coaches, the college and the code!

Congratulations to you Jimmer!

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

The one POY award that Jimmer didn't get was the most controversial. The one where Eastern bias was so blantantly obvious that it isn't funny. Jason King did everything he could to ensure that Yahoo Sports Player of the Year Award did not go to Jimmer Fredette. First Duke's freshman Kyrie Erving was Yahoo's golden boy...until he was lost to injury after Duke was 8-0. Then it was UConn's Kemba Walker until he and the Huskies went on a 5 game losing streak. After the Walker slump King started grasping anywhere in the Big East for someone to champion...barely even mentioning Jimmer. King even went with Ohio State's Jared Sullinger ...for about a week. He was obviously struggling to find anyone...but Jimmer Fredette. Finally in his extremely premature March 7th Yahoo Sports All American Team selection article... Duke's Nolan Smith... which according to King should be no surprise to anyone...was selected as Yahoo Sports Player of the Year...supposedly edging out BYU's Jimmer Fredette and Ohio's State's Jared Sullinger. King didn't even mention his own Big East personal preference in Kemba Walker!!!

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