BYU basketball: Jimmer Fredette wins John R. Wooden national player of the year award


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  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    April 10, 2011 8:41 p.m.

    Dear Y-not-u. The clippers, you have got to have your tongue buried deep in your cheek when you wrote that.

  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    April 10, 2011 8:36 p.m.

    Dear Aggie84. Why not. I watched a Jazz game a few weeks ago and they were absolutely pitiful. So was San Francisco their opponent. Both were an an affront to the NBA. He could light up the scoreboard for them. Despite what many naysayers claim he can guard people. His co-players have affirmed that in various discussions. Go Jimmer.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    April 10, 2011 7:09 a.m.

    All I can say Veritas, is that you plow a very crooked row to get from A. to B. But I guess as long as you get there that's all that matters.

    ..................... Jimmer Is The Best .......................

  • wvc-utefan west valley city, ut
    April 9, 2011 8:35 p.m.

    Congrads to Jimmer. One can't help bu wonder how he would have done if he had not trained in NBA summer camps or met with agents during the off season. Would his hype have been as good? Would the coogs' playbook still have him as the go-to guy for every play? Would he have whined as much when the game didn't go the way HE wanted it to go?

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    April 9, 2011 8:08 p.m.

    Can I be the only one who agrees with JBQ?

    Jimmer did no deserve this award. The rest of the NCAA players together deserve it, because they together, as a group, are better than Jimmer as a person, of which he is one of them.

    Hats off to all the players, and they win the award...

    But to recieve the award, on behalf of all the players, no one better than the best basketball player in the world...


    ...and I don't want a poster.

    I want Jimmer to follow in the footsteps of all those before him, and for him to be one of the NBA greats!!!

  • Riddles in the Dark Olympus Cove, Utah
    April 9, 2011 7:01 p.m.

    Jimmer is the only player from a Utah school ever to win all six major National Player of the Year awards.

    John Wooden
    Adolph Rupp
    Oscar Robertson
    Associated Press

    18 other John Wooden Award winners also swept the six awards,

    but only one, Christian Laetner, also won a national championship.

    Notables who won all 6 awards, but didn't win a national championship:

    Player, Team, (National Champion)
    Larry Bird, Indiana State (Michigan State)
    Ralph Sampson, Virgina (North Carolina, NC State)
    Michael Jordan, North Carolina (Georgetown)
    David Robinson, Navy (Indiana)
    Tim Duncan, Wake Forest (Arizona)

    Jimmer just joined a very select group of great college basketball players.

    Congrats Jimmer!

  • AZnewser Snowflake, AZ
    April 9, 2011 3:32 p.m.

    It was often stated during nationally televised games that Jimmer splits the defense better than any player they have seen all year. With his range and creativity, he will find a place to play. I sort of hope that he will fall down to a lower pick a.k.a. a better team, where he can get open looks, while the defense is double teaming a superstar.

  • IndianaCoug Bloomington, IN
    April 9, 2011 3:24 p.m.

    Past winners of the Wooden award include Dream Teamers Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Chris Mullin, and David Robinson. In addition, more recent winners include Tim Duncan, Kevin Durant, and Blake Griffin. Nearly all winners have had lengthy NBA careers and all were starters at some point. The Jimmer is in good company. Good work and go Cougs!

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    April 9, 2011 2:55 p.m.

    Don't worry... BYU will get exact display copies of the awards...Detmer's Heisman came as a set. Jimmer's many BB POY awards will also.

  • WA_Alum&Dad Marysville, WA
    April 9, 2011 2:26 p.m.

    Jimmer is a prime example of what hard work, perseverance and will can do. "No one" coming out of high school thought he would pan out in college (BYU was the only major school to offer). "No one" thought he was more than a hotshot shooter as a freshman. NBA teams weren't high on him last year when he made the rounds testing the waters. Who would have predicted this past year, two seasons ago--or even last season for that matter? He'd already be rich if he had a buck every time "not athletic enough" was used against him.

    Though not a fan of professional sports in general (Seattle Mariners the exception), I will cheer for whichever team puts stock in him as my new favorite NBA franchise. Thanks again Jimmer for making the Northwest winters a little more bearable!

  • cougar zealot Clifton Heights, PA
    April 9, 2011 1:16 p.m.

    Jimmer. Thanks bro. You were THE reason to watch college basketball this season. Hope you enjoy the NBA!!

  • edv71 gloversville, ny
    April 9, 2011 12:52 p.m.

    I'm back east in upstate NY the Knicks-Nets game is on and the commentators have made three references to Jimmer one about his 3-point range and how its 2 steps farther back than that and the last mention was how good it will be to have the ball in his hands at the end because of his money free throws.So I guess he's already in the NBA they keep talking about him and know he's coming.

  • TheOfficalCall Spanish Fork, UT
    April 9, 2011 12:49 p.m.

    I think BYU and Jimmer should come to an agreement, BYU builds a Trophy case for all 6 of them, Display them for a year or so until Jimmer can build a house with a room to house all of them.

  • fresnogirl Fresno, CA
    April 9, 2011 12:42 p.m.


    It has been a pleasure to watch you play. Thanks for all the fun and memories. Good luck with your future.

  • Cougars1 Bluffdale, UT
    April 9, 2011 12:27 p.m.

    Sorry, but Jimmer swept all 6 POY of the awards because he was the best player. I like how Charles Barkley put it. "Jimmer deserves to be poy. 90% of fans know it. There is always the 10% who are idiots".

  • TheSportsAuthority Arlington, VA
    April 9, 2011 11:45 a.m.


    You're an insult to John Wooden for even suggesting that Jimmer isn't worthy of the John Wooden. The award isn't given to the best player, it's given to the most deserving player.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    April 9, 2011 11:35 a.m.

    The best Jimmer Fredette game of all... 52 points against New Mexico...2011 Mountain West Tournament. 51 points from the field under double and triple coverage... and a single point from one trip to the line. Seriously doubt that will ever be seen again in College Baskeball.

  • That's A Good One Meridian, ID
    April 9, 2011 11:29 a.m.

    And there Hedgehog and Chrisb were pinning their hopes on Will Clyburn for POY and James Boylen for COY. I think they might have even been among the multiple Ute trolls who guaranteed it and told us to "mark it down".

    They must get their sports advice from Rick Reilly and Collen Cowherd. Go figure.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    April 9, 2011 11:28 a.m.

    Well, I'm sure that nearly 4000 people who voted for Fredette disagree with you. But I guess you're so fast on the uptake of how these selections are made that you either don't mind looking like a fool or you're oblivious to when you are. But...I'm thinking that you'd be the type of person who would be the only one to show up to a gunfight with a knife too... so I don't think too many on here will even notice you dropped by. Ok... you've had you're little moment in the sun.

  • Backtothebasics Salt Lake City, UT
    April 9, 2011 11:10 a.m.

    Jimmer, you had me at the U...that was THE best...thanks and congrats!

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    April 9, 2011 10:50 a.m.

    I believe that Jimmer was a very good player. However, he was definitely not the best player in the nation. I believe that this is an insult to the memory of John Wooden.

  • TheHailstorm South Weber, UT
    April 9, 2011 10:09 a.m.

    Kudos Mr. Fredette.

  • Julianne North Salt Lake, UT
    April 9, 2011 9:54 a.m.

    Congratulations Jimmer. You deserved it. Good luck with you career in the first round and Jazz don't draft him in the first round PLEASE!

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    April 9, 2011 9:27 a.m.

    And you've got absolutely nothing....zilch!!! And you for certain...just proved it. Class is well beyond your reach!!!

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    April 9, 2011 9:20 a.m.

    Way To Go....Jimmer. You Are the Man!!!

    Give Me A Break !!! Congress....deserving???? Are You Kidding???
    You overestimate a bunch of self serving ego maniacs who intentionally go out of their way to create chaos and confusion and make way too much money for creating so much chaos and confusion, then expect us every two years to reelect them...so they can create even more chaos and confusion.
    At least Jimmer Fredette has accomplished something with what he's done. Unfortunately we can't re-elect him for another term. He deserves a heck of a lot more than a special edition of the Deseret News.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    April 9, 2011 9:02 a.m.

    Why would he even want to play for the Jazz. Someone will pick him up mid round as a worthwhile trading card. I hope he winds up with the C's. There's no future with the Jazz without a proven coach...

  • The Disillusionist Alexandria, VA
    April 9, 2011 8:27 a.m.

    Re: Johnson72

    "Kemba has a Championship Ring, Jimmie has as closet full of trophies and a busted up chin."

    Yes, Kemba has a championship ring ... but for how long? I smell NCAA investigation. As for, Jimmer he has already accomplished more in his young life than any of his pathetic, myopic critics.

  • Owl Salt Lake City, UT
    April 9, 2011 8:25 a.m.

    wandrew | 11:04 p.m. April 8, 2011

    You seemed to have read the article about Fredette so it must have had wide appeal. The budget vote is a continuing resolution, not a heralded solution to the nation's disastrous finances. As such, a one week's delay doesn't deserve much celebration. You've been watching too much cable news lately.

  • TrueBlue Orem, UT
    April 9, 2011 8:18 a.m.


    "Kemba has a Championship Ring, Jimmer has as closet full of trophies and a busted up chin."

    Typical jealous rant from another BYU-hating troll.

    Of the 35 John R. Wooden Award winners, only FOUR have won a national championship in the same year that they won the Wooden Award.

    Even future Dream Team members Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Chris Mullin, and David Robinson failed to win a national championship.

    Jimmer is now a deserving member of a very elite group of college basketball players.


  • Mick Murray, Utah
    April 9, 2011 8:14 a.m.

    The John Wooden Award. A classy award goes to a classy and talented player. No doubt that Wooden would be proud because he cared so much about the content of character! Congrats Jimmer!

  • Cougarista Salt Lake City, UT
    April 9, 2011 8:12 a.m.

    This is not about the NBA. It's about Jimmer. Modest, high personal standards, articulate, graduated in four years, fantastic athlete and now receiving all of the nations awards for collegiate basketball excellence pretty well describes Fredette. We hope to see more of you, but you leave BYU with no debts. Thanks, you've elevated more than just the jump shot and cross over drive.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    April 9, 2011 8:03 a.m.

    Thanks Jimmer what a fun year!

    Please don't get drafted by LAKERS!

  • gchris rock springs, wy
    April 9, 2011 7:20 a.m.

    Honest to goodness sports heroes are a little hard to come by these days but Jimmer is the real deal. To thousands of little boys (and some girls), his story could be their story. Supposedly too short, too slow, too "unathletic" and having little chance of becoming the Player of the Year of anything, he worked hard, stuck to his values and excelled. His story seems to good to be true, but kids everywhere will be chucking three pointers from across the street and shouting his name. That is the real tribute.

  • Eddie Syracuse, UT
    April 9, 2011 7:18 a.m.

    "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."

    You know, I find it interesting that YOU are the one who searched out this article and read it and THEN you posted a comment on it! So it MUST have be something important to you or you would have pasted by it and kept searching for your budget agreement article.

    @ Scoreboard: By not winning those awards Jimmer won! Based on those two individuals records, I consider those awards akin to the Darwin awards or the Raspberry awards. Those who win those are the losers.

  • CanYouBelieveIt Lees Summit, MO
    April 9, 2011 6:55 a.m.

    Wait, hold it, stop the presses, this is not what our resident BYU everything experts predicted. Something must be wrong here.

    "Chris B | 10:31 a.m. March 22, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    The best player on one of the best teams in the absolute best conference.

    Congratulations on your player of the year award Kemba. You deserve it. He is the most clutch player in the country."

    "hedgehog | 1:07 p.m. March 22, 2011
    Ann Arbor, MI
    I agree Kemba is the best player on the best team.

    Hands down winner."

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    April 9, 2011 6:46 a.m.

    I taped some of the games this year and I believe over time I will be able to retire on income from selling my tapes of Utah, NM, SDSU, Gonzaga and many others getting Jimmered! Jimmer, you are part of my retirement portfolio! My tapes of Jimmer are destined to become collector items!

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    April 9, 2011 5:33 a.m.

    Jimmer, best player in the country and will be on records all over the country and will never be erased! He'll be the talk of the great ones for decades to come! No one can take that away. So proud to be a BYU fan!

  • firestorm Lehi, UT
    April 9, 2011 5:25 a.m.

    Shabaaang! Yners got scoreboard Haters got Jimmered. What a GREAT DAY to be a Coog.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    April 9, 2011 4:14 a.m.

    Sweet sweep!

  • cgbyu Tooele, UT
    April 9, 2011 1:52 a.m.

    Like most BYU fans, I hope Jimmermania lasts for many many years to come! Jimmer will be a lottery pick, and will be a great player and defender in the NBA, and I can't wait to see which lottery team gets him and his leadership and humility! Long live the Jimmer!

  • Chris Degn Seoul, Korea
    April 9, 2011 1:40 a.m.

    6/6 on the NPOY awards!!! How incredible is that!?!

    I still think the greatest college basketball game I've ever been too (and I had season tickets for the #2 ranked Cougars in '87-'88) was the BYU/UofU game at the HC this year. I sat in front of the BYU superfan w/ the blue and leapord skin fuzzy velvet suit and tophat. I screamed my head off when he hit that buzzer shot from 40' away.

    What an AMAZING player. I'm gonna buy my Teach Me How to Jimmer t-shirt and wear it at the gym on the post where I serve in the Army. Hope Armed Forces Network carries the NBA games for the team he lands on! I'm an instant fan, for sure.

    Congrats, Mr. Fredette. And kudos to Coach Rose and the whole team. Looking forward to the WCC on ESPN and hope Brandon comes back.

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    April 9, 2011 1:00 a.m.

    The Jazz should draft Jimmer as a PG.

    He would make a major contribution. He is very smart and knows how to exploit the defense. Kobe (and other guards) could not pack the paint. He dribbles well enough, has a very quick first step, a 36 inch vert. He is much faster (when he wants to be) than most realize.

    He should be able to stay in front of his man most of the time as his role will be different and Defense will be a priority in the NBA. DWill could not stay in front of his man all of the time. Neither does Kidd. They will both be in the hall of fame.

    For those who say he can't move laterally. If I can learn to dance the bachata, Jimmer can learn to move fast enough laterally (LOL). That is a problem Peak Performance can solve.

    The Jazz could take a couple of years to develop Jimmer as a PG and really have a great contributer. He has got to be as good as Harris with a much better shooting percentage.

    Further, he is built like a linebacker and can run thru/set picks.

  • Big Hapa Kaysville, UT
    April 9, 2011 12:48 a.m.

    Yep. he wins again, one more for the season.

  • Everybody Hates Chris Draper, UT
    April 9, 2011 12:36 a.m.

    Hmmm...Chris B and Hedgehog seem strangely quiet tonight. Maybe their mothers have grounded them from the Internet or put them on a curfew.

  • Scoreboard Draper, UT
    April 9, 2011 12:16 a.m.

    I hate to be the bad guy here and point out that there's two POY awards that Jimmer failed to get. He didn't get the Tre'von Willis National POY award and he didn't get the Hedgehog National POY award. Sorry Jimmer fans.

  • Digbads South Jordan, UT
    April 9, 2011 12:09 a.m.

    What a terrific season. Thanks Jimmer!

  • Y-Not-u Bluffdale, UT
    April 9, 2011 12:09 a.m.

    Wow! We were spoiled for sure. I agree that The Jazz shouldn't draft him This is not the place for him. The Jazz would ruin him. For his sake, he deserves a better opportunity. Playing with Nash in PHX is a great opportunity. Maybe the Clippers.

  • OregonCougarFan Keizer, OR
    April 9, 2011 12:09 a.m.

    Way to go Jimmer! It's been fun watching him play these past four years!

  • just-a-fan Bountiful, UT
    April 8, 2011 11:58 p.m.

    Perfect week for me. I grew up in Connecticut as an LDS kid. Danny Ainge was my introduction to college basketball and I love BYU and UConn. Monday UConn wins national title and tonight Jimmer wins the last of the POY awards (not to mention Maya Moore winning it again for the women). Jimmer has been a blast to watch play and having had a chance to spend an extended period of time last June he is such a great, humble young man.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    April 8, 2011 11:56 p.m.

    Not a BYU fan but I had the opportunity to watch Jimmer play in person about 10 times. The most enjoyable college basketball player I have ever watched on the court.

    I am so curious to see how he pans out at the next level. I hope he does well cause I want to watch him in the future. A year ago I gave him no chance in the NBA. Now I see a bright future for him. The NBA is about scoring and entertainment. Jimmer is an entertainer!!

    He most certainly deserved the award over every player in college this year.

  • UoU 1991 Park City, UT
    April 8, 2011 11:53 p.m.

    Congratulation Jimmer!

    You deserve all of the honors.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    April 8, 2011 11:46 p.m.

    I'd love it if the Mavericks picked him up. I'd by season tickets here in Dallas to watch him play. But he won't last until the Mavs 25th pick. I think he'll get picked up by Phoenix or Utah with the 12th or 13th pick. His style fits Phoenix's style very well.

    Thanks for a great year Jimmer!

  • Tommy2Shoes Lehi, UT
    April 8, 2011 11:42 p.m.

    Congrats to Jimmer and his teammates for a memorable year. My wife and I loved going to the games and cheering madly whenever a deep three swished the net. Enjoy the rest of your college experience.

  • oh ye confederacy of dunces Flushing, NY
    April 8, 2011 11:37 p.m.

    Thanks for the amazing season Jimmer! You deserve every accolade you receive and then some. Looking forward to watching you stroke those 40 ft jumpers in a Jazz uni. Makin' it rain, son!

  • TrueBlue Orem, UT
    April 8, 2011 11:30 p.m.

    Congratulations Jimmer!

    You captivated the nation with your shots from Jimmer range, but you captured the hearts of Cougar Nation with your honor and humility.

    Thanks for the memories!

  • StaceyK Midvale, UT
    April 8, 2011 11:28 p.m.

    The Jimmer Slam!

  • Webchick Provo, UT
    April 8, 2011 11:28 p.m.

    Go Jimmer! The BYU community is proud of you and your accomplishments.

    April 8, 2011 11:25 p.m.

    To the earlier texter...serious? Can't we just give the man props for his basketball accomplishments and leave the church out of it? Although his exposure may bring a good example to light, I guarantee that is not why he did it. Give the man his just due and PLEASE leave religion out of it!

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    April 8, 2011 11:20 p.m.

    I actually watched this presentation on direct stream. It was super exciting! Congratulations to Jimmer Fredette, Wooden Player of the Year, 2011.

    Thanks, Jimmer, for such an amazing season at BYU. You Jimmered college basketball this year! Your legacy will live on and on!

    I think Michael Drew said it best: "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."

    And, thank you, Coach Dave Rose, for seeing the potential in this young man, recruiting him, and helping as a coach to further develop his hard earned skills into the great player he became for the BYU. And, thanks also for staying at BYU as our coach.

    Go Cougars!

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    April 8, 2011 11:18 p.m.

    "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."

    Do you realize how silly and jealous that sounds?

    As much as this announcement pains you, i'm sure, yes, this announcement IS a big deal.

  • Wldflwr Lehi, UT
    April 8, 2011 11:17 p.m.

    The NCAA Basketball Accolades have just been JIMMERED!!!!! It has been a great season. Thank you Jimmer, Thank you Coach Rose and Thank you to the whole team!

    Proud to be a COUGAR!

  • Your Highness San Jose, CA
    April 8, 2011 11:17 p.m.

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

  • Prenza Draper, UT
    April 8, 2011 11:16 p.m.

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

  • CougarOnTheProwl Murray, UT
    April 8, 2011 11:14 p.m.

    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.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    April 8, 2011 11:10 p.m.

    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

  • oldcougar Orem, UT
    April 8, 2011 11:08 p.m.

    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.

  • wandrew Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 8, 2011 11:04 p.m.

    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.

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    April 8, 2011 11:02 p.m.

    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....

  • TonganNinja Salt Lake City, UT
    April 8, 2011 11:01 p.m.

    Congrats Jimmer, and thanks for the GREAT MEMORIES!!

    Isileli Hafoka

  • cynic Appleton, WI
    April 8, 2011 10:59 p.m.

    I wonder if Rick Reilly had a vote.

  • onyx1950 West Jordan, UT
    April 8, 2011 10:57 p.m.

    The next award will be MVP of the NBA

  • WYOREADER Gillette, WY
    April 8, 2011 10:57 p.m.

    Way to go Jimmer!!!

  • Unbelievable West Jordan, Utah
    April 8, 2011 10:56 p.m.

    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.

  • onyx1950 West Jordan, UT
    April 8, 2011 10:55 p.m.

    the next award will be NBA MVP

  • sjgibbons Provo, UT
    April 8, 2011 10:54 p.m.

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

  • JustAnotherName Alpine, UT
    April 8, 2011 10:54 p.m.

    Please Jazz, draft him in the first round. PLEASE

  • Y4LYFE Lubbock, TX
    April 8, 2011 10:51 p.m.

    Yes he did!!

    Go Jimmer

    Go Y

    Go Cougar Nation

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    April 8, 2011 10:51 p.m.

    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.

  • Michael Drew Austin, TX
    April 8, 2011 10:49 p.m.

    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

  • Aggie84 Idaho Falls, ID
    April 8, 2011 10:48 p.m.

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

  • JustAnotherName Alpine, UT
    April 8, 2011 10:47 p.m.

    Thanks for the great seasons of bball.

    And to think that HH called Jimmer a gimmick!