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Published: Friday, April 8 2011 10:00 p.m. MDT

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Alpine, UT

Thanks for the great seasons of bball.

And to think that HH called Jimmer a gimmick!

Idaho Falls, ID

Please Jazz, don't draft him in the first round. PLEASE

Michael Drew
Austin, TX

Congratulations Jimmer. You inspired a nation. You were a shining example of a member of the LDS church and of Brigham Young University. We are all proud of you, we couldn't have asked for a better face and missionary of the church.

Good luck in the NBA!!!

Michael R. Drew

Captain L
Provo, UT

That's awesome, congrats Jimmer. Now go show all the naysayers that you can be a major contributor on an NBA team. Would love to see it be the Jazz.

Lubbock, TX

Yes he did!!

Go Jimmer

Go Y

Go Cougar Nation

Alpine, UT

Please Jazz, draft him in the first round. PLEASE

Provo, UT

Thanks for all the memories Jimmer, most entertaining basketball player I've ever seen! Congrats for sweeping the POY awards, well deserved!

West Jordan, UT

the next award will be NBA MVP

West Jordan, Utah

I'll just bet he'd trade all those awards for a National Title.

The kid was impressive all year long, even until the very end, laying claim a to being BYU's first ever 'consensus' POY.

It was a privledge and an honor cheering and watching him.

Gillette, WY

Way to go Jimmer!!!

West Jordan, UT

The next award will be MVP of the NBA

Appleton, WI

I wonder if Rick Reilly had a vote.

Salt Lake City, UT

Congrats Jimmer, and thanks for the GREAT MEMORIES!!

Isileli Hafoka

Sandy, UT

The Jimmer is Not the "Consensus Player of the Year", after all.

He is the "UNANIMOUS" National Player of the Year!

Six Major Trophies, He Won them all.

1-Osacar Robertson USBWA 1959
2-Associated Press 1961
3-Naismith 1969
4-Adolph Rupp 1972
5-NABC 1975
6-John Wooden 1976

Funny, they all claim to be the Most Prestigious. Either way, Jimmer swept them all. No room for debate.

In addition, he won 8 more Player of the Year Awards, including Sporting News-1942.

So deserving, he earned every one of them. What an example.

Rick Reiley, Colin Coherd, show us your achievements...... crickets...crickets....

Cottonwood Heights, UT

It is an interesting comment on what has happened to the Deseret News that this announcment warrants a special edition, something obviously more important than the budget agreement. I guess you guys know your audience.

Orem, UT

Nice! :) I hope he lands on an NBA team that needs his skills and that he has a great career. I think the team he lands on will be my new favorite team.

Eagle Mountain, UT

And the Yning trolls lament the lost hope of one more opportunity to tear down the Jimmer. Every group that is relevant picked Fredette as the national player of the year with the second place finishers quite a ways back.
What a great day for Jimmer, BYU and the millions of Jimmer fans around the world.

Jimmer is the face of NCAA basketball this year and will go down as one of the most prolific scorers in NCAA history regardless of how he does in the NBA. Projections have him going mid to late lottery but I wouldn't be surprised to see him slip to the high teens.

Thank you for everything Jimmer

Murray, UT

Way to go Jimmer! Jimmer sweeps the nation as national player of the year. No question he earned it and is very deserving. BTW has there even been a player to go out with as many achievements as Jimmer has? What a career and he will go on and continue to prove the naysayers wrong in the NBA.

Draper, UT

You're awesome, Jimmer ! I'm confident that the Utah Jazz will draft you. Again, Congratulations ! And, stay humble.

Your Highness
San Jose, CA

Atta boy, Jimmer!!! A season I will always remember. Does anyone know if BYU is releasing a highlights film of the 2010-2011 season?

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