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Published: Wednesday, July 13 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah

Chris B | 3:39 p.m. April 29, 2010

"Jimmer is not even in the top 10 players - in the MWC. He is way ovverated, can't play D, will probably be sick half of next season, and average 10 and 2. Sorry tds, your team is going nowhere. It will be another 20 years until your next tourney win."

DesNews | 8:50 p.m. July 13, 2011

"After winning nearly every collegiate national player of the year honor including the Naismith, Wooden and AP awards, former BYU basketball star Jimmer Fredette added one more award Wednesday night: the ESPY for Best Male College Athlete."

CONGRATS Jimmer on one of the most memorable performances in college basketball history!

Beverly Hills, CA

That is he last picture you will see of him unguarded now that he is in the NBA just like what happened with Florida,.

Salt Lake City, UT

Mountanman | 9:20 p.m. July 13, 2011 , As great as Danny Ainge was, Jimmer broke every record Danny set!
I'm a big Jimmer fan, but actually, it took the careers of BOTH BYU's starting guards to break Ainge's record. That said, Go Jimmer! Wish you'd been acquired by the Jazz!

just-a-fan | 9:32 p.m. July 13, 2011
Bountiful, UT
Ainge had great success witht he CEltics but one has to wonder how great he would have been has he not been teamed iwht Bird, McHale, Parrish and DJ. I can't stand it when people make such ignorant comments about Jommer's future.

Actually, one does not have to wonder. Ainge was also a key cog in two other teams reaching the NBA Finals: The Trailblazers and the Suns. Seems you were ignorant of Ainge's past.

Orem, Utah

Looks like good guys CAN finish first!

Arlington, VA


Florida had to double- and triple-team Jimmer to slow him down. Try that in the NBA, and you'll be destroyed by players who truly are left unguarded.


I am a huge Jimmer fan, but I need to correct something that is repeated incorrectly by many fans. Jimmer didn't break every record Danny Ainge set. Jimmer Fredette scored more points than any BYU player in history. Jackson Emery has more steals than any Cougar ever. And Matt Montague has the most assists of any Y player. Guess who's number two on each of those lists? Danny Ainge played had more consistent scorers on his team, so unlike Jimmer, Ainge didn't always draw double- or triple-teams. Jimmer had to fight with a bigger target on his back than Ainge. Overall, though, it took three guys to break Ainge's records. And if the 3-point line had been adopted before the 1977 season, Ainge would've put the points record out of reach. Jimmer got an extra 296 points because he shoots long.

Of course, Ainge got to start all four years, whereas Jimmer wasn't allowed to play ahead of capable (but non-All-Star) Ben Murdock as a freshman. Jimmer's #4 in steals and #5 in assists; he's a phenomenal player. But Ainge may have been better.

Provo, UT

Still beyond me how the Jazz managed to miss on the opportunity to draft Jimmer.

Independence Is Bliss
San Jose, CA

Atta boy, Jimmer! Is he ever not going to win an award he's nominated for?

Perhaps Jake Heaps will be in the mix next year?

Honor Code
Denver, Colorado

Might as well enjoy the ride while he can!!! I did get a chuckle out of Jimmer saying his "girlfriend" made him look good on the red carpet!

Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

Justin Timberlake has to feel like the luckiest guy in the world to get a picture with Jimmer.

Springville, UT

A nice honor for a fine young man. To other commenters, there is no need to detract from the accomplishments of others or compare athletes. Just let everyone enjoy the moment.

West Jordan, UT

I can't forget this gem (typical myopic Y hatred) from UtahCountyUte:

"Jimmer Fredette and BYU basketball are not nationally relevant."

Congratulations to Jimmer. Keep proving the naysayers wrong well into a hopefully long and storied NBA career.

Saint Louis, MO

Jazz fan, BYU fan, and Jimmer fan here. The Jazz didn't really have a shot at Jimmer once Sacramento decided they wanted him and pulled off the trade to move up to 10. Sure, the Jazz could have tried to move up from 12, but trades are rarely as simple as saying "hey, we want that player/draft pick; wanna trade?" Who do they give up? A panic trade is the last thing they wanted.

And taking him at #3? Please, just stop. I would be giddy if Jimmer turns out to be one of the best 3 players in this draft, but none -- NONE -- of the top commentators or analysts out there had him higher than #7, and I doubt any pro scouts did either. Player evaluation is an inexact science at best. Kanter was a very defensible pick, but given his lack of experience, he could be a stud or a complete bust. The only thing I'm sure about is that I have no idea how Jimmer, Kanter, or Burks will turn out long term.


Hey, Jimmer was unreal, loved watching him play.....what a talent.he was the best college athlete by far and away in my book. I guess we'll have to wait another 30 years for another Ainge or Fredette for BYU to make it to the sweet 16 again.

Wasatch Front, UT

I was priviledged to see Jimmer play a number of games this past year in the Marriot Center. I can honestly say, after being at numerous BYU sporting events over more than 3 decades, that men's basketball this year was as fun to watch as ANY of the great moments in BYU sports. Thanks Jimmer!

Two Cents
Springville, Utah

I don't really care about JT, but a pic with Jimmer and Aaron Rodgers?? SWEET!

Saint George, UT

Bobby joe hit it right on. So true. Worst decision the Jazz ever made but I hope Kanter works out for them.

salt lake city, ut

Congrats! Although, it is kind of weird that Justin Timberlake is involved with all of this.

Fresno, CA

Congratulations Jimmer!

You and Justin look cute in your matching outfits. Have fun in Sacramento.


I think Fredette was thrilled to have his pic taken with Timberlake. Justin has well over 100 million fans worldwide and could buy Jimmer with the change that fell behind his car seat.

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