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Published: Saturday, May 14 2011 11:04 p.m. MDT

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CocoNutzz
Salt Lake City, UT

Brit Johnson on 1320 said the same thing Jimmer's uncle says in this article. Brittle also said that Jimmer plays better Defense than people give him credit for.

Jimmer will surprise alot of teams at the combine.

seer
kaysville, ut

It's so nice to see our Utah boys exceed expectations. I like the fact that the media downplays their talent. It makes the coming out party all the better.

Show em what you got Jimmer!

CanuckFan
Vancouver, BC

Fascinating article. Good background on the training that elite athletes need to progress to the next level. Jimmer seems to be highly motivated to keep getting better....

Honor Code
Denver, Colorado

Good luck Jimmer you're going to need it!!! Hope you learned how to play defense.

IndianaCoug
Bloomington, IN

I don't think anyone who has watched The Jimmer play more than once can say he is not "athletic". He may surprise a few at the combine but I think most scouts understand that he is what he is... a scoring machine. And the best basketball player ever to come out of the state of Utah.

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

People everywhere... espeically know it alls like ESPN's Collin Cowherd... and his itsy bitsy buddy Hedgie up in Ann Arbor still don't realize Jimmer is actually very good on defense...but with Chris Collinsworth's season ending injury early in conference play... Rose started realizing that Jimmer had to be in the game for most of the 40 minutes and not sitting on the bench... So he purposfully started having Jimmer back off and keep him from drawing the defensive fouls. It became even more critical when Brandon Davies was suspended. His drawing double and triple coverage moving the ball down court was more than enough to offset his aggressive defensive style that... I'm sure even Jimmer himself had a really tough time holding back. His tough competitive nature is phenominal. If there is a way to beat you Jimmer Fredette is the type of talent that will find that key and will keep bringing it at you regardless of which direction the ball is going.

Laser
Iowa City, IA

It's going to be fun to continue to watch Jimmer and see how his work ethic pays off. There is a lot more Jimmer to come.

Cosmo
Springville, UT

It's all that time in Sunday School that helps him be so fast.

Go Jimmer! Jimmer them all at the combine!

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

" I like the fact that the media downplays their talent."

Seer,

Clearly your not talking about the Dnews.

Starfarer
Mesa, AZ

Yet, someone who hasn't seen him, hasn't seen his workouts, doesn't understand him, or what he has accomplished is going to write an article that says that he is...

Too slow.
Too short.
Nonathletic.
can't play defense.
Imply that he is too white and pasty.
That he is a Sunday school boy.

And the Ute trolls, who searched out the article will come back here and tell us why he won't succeed in the NBA.

We'll see.

My bets on Jimmer.

onyx1950
West Jordan, UT

someday MVP of the NBA. Go Jimmer. Which ever team drafts him is my favorite team.

oldcougar
Orem, UT

I hope the naysayers take note. He's going to be a very good NBA player. Keep watching!

AZKID
Mapleton, UT

Wherever he lands in the NBA will become my new favorite team.

J.Newey
Cedar Hills, UT

Defense, give me a break! Jimmer will do just fine. Like Barkley said "90% of the NBA players don't play Defense"

KamUte
South Jordan, UT

If Jimmer ever plays, he'll have to guard guys like Derrick Rose, Deron Williams,Ray Allen, Aaron Brooks, Tony Parker, A.J. Mayo. I believe (in the right systems like Phoenix, NY or Denver) he will get a chance to play. Derrick Rose will make Jimmer looks silly. Jimmer has range and may get an opportunity. The best players will be chomping at the bit to make Jimmer look bad. Hopefully he'll be up for the challenge.

CougarBlue
Heber City, UT

Honor Code you will be mighty surprise at his defensive skills. His teammates said in practice he was a great defender. Pay attention to what Where's Stockton said and go back and read what his coach said about defense. Please get a clue.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

All Jimmer has to do to display he extraordinary talent is to show tapes of his performance against the Utees! Oh wait, they have no defense..well ok, nevermind! How about the tapes of his games against Gonzaga, SDSU and NM!

Captain L
Provo, UT

How Jimmer performs at the combine will be interesting, I too think he is more athletic than most people give him credit for. I hope he can perform at his best and give his best times in the quickness and speed areas.
I'd love to see the Jazz take Jimmer, if they did it would be because they think he is the best player available and will help the team win, not because he has a big name coming out of college. Jimmer would bring to the Jazz something they very much need, great outside shooting. Defense is mostly determination and hard work if you have the athleticism and if Jimmer shows he has above avg. quickness and speed, defense is something he can improve on with hard work and his defense won't be the liability some think it is.

Magna Ute Fan
Magna, UT

I am one huge Utah fan that loves Jimmer's game. I am very excited to see what he can do in the NBA. Best of luck to you Jimmer!

IndianaCoug
Bloomington, IN

RE: KamUte

"Derrick Rose will make Jimmer looks silly."

Have you ever seen Jimmer play? The Jimmer will make Derrick Rose look silly.

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