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Published: Monday, April 4 2011 2:00 p.m. MDT

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Springville, UT

@Hymn to the silent

And to what purpose is taking my comments out of context, then juxtaposing them to the world's problems and doing so as a representative of BYU accomplish?

Yours is a very strange and bizarre comment. I work with several of BYU academia and students and they would say the same.

Summerville, SC


From Living in SEC Country any team and I repeat any Team in the SEC would have loved to have Jimmer on there Team, IF KY had him they would have won it all. He goes all out everygame the only Thing U of M does it get put on probation in any sport they play.

Ann Arbor, MI

All is right in the world.

A Big 6 program wins the NCAA ( as usual)

Midway, UT

Oh Jimmer boy, the scouts, the scouts are calling
From glen to glen, and down "Y" mountain side
The season's o'er, and all true Cougars crying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.
But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when happy valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or Gonzaga's shadow
Oh Jimmer boy, oh Jimmer boy, we love you so!

Ivins, Utah

@ Y-ASK-Y,
"This is why sitting in your hotel room reading the Bible (trying to earn God's blessings for the game) is an excellent explanation for why Jimmer's performance against Florida was sub-par: 37% from the field; 20% from distance; and 6 turnovers."

I'm sure Jimmer wasn't reading scriptures before the Florida game for blessings to play well in that game. He reads his scriptures for blessings that will come to him through out his life on earth, and beyond. And, if you want to talk about someone that is being blessed in this life I would put Jimmer pretty high on that list with all that he has accomplished, and will still accomplish. Based on Jimmer's experience, I think we all could benefit by doing like he does and read the scriptures more!!

Cedar Hills, UT

Jimmer will play in the NBA - how long and how successful is yet to be seen. Jimmer has a strong upper body and can take the pounding in the NBA and he is a proven shooter so all that remains is getting on the right team that will allow him to blossum.

Beverly Hills, CA

Danny AInge was still better, made of tougher stuff, got the Cougar further.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT


Nut jobs to the left, jokers to the right.

I do not know who the better player is, but if UConn had to rely on KW the same what BYU rode Jimmer, UConn would not have finished as high as 9th in the Big East.

I'll put it this way.

I really think Utah would have beat UConn last night (easily Butler too.)

Those two team last night were two teams that won a tournament. Not the two best teams in the country, and none of them were the best player in the country.


Question for Hedge. Why were the only halftime highlights that worth showing Jimmer?

Sir Charles is dead on.

Saint George, UT

On Jimmers off night against Florida, he scored 32.

On Kembas off night against Butler, he scored 16.

Any questions?

Midway, UT

@CT98 I have a question for you. How many shots did Jimmer Fredette take against Florida? How many shots did Walker take against Butler? i.e., what were the shooting percentages? Oh, one more question. Who is the better defensive team Butler or Florida?

Mount Olympus
Holladay, UT

Re: CT98

Yes, I have a question. Why is Kemba Walker projected by many experts to be a top 5 pick, while Fredette is projected to go 15?

Heber City, UT

Just consider the source and have a good chuckle.

Saint George, UT

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Salt Lake City, UT

Let's see what happens at the pre-draft camps. If Jimmer is faster, stronger, and outplays every other guard there, turning heads of scouts and GM's in the process, then maybe, MAYBE, he has a chance at the next level. Until then...

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Who cares what Rick Reilly says or thinks anyway?

Mantua, UT

Jimmer is amazingly talented on offense but he doesnt play defense or box out on long rebounds that is all Reilly said really. He added humor because that is what he is paid to do. Honestly I don't think he will do well in the NBA because I don't think a team can afford to sacrifice that much defense for his offense. I used to think he would do well but then I thought do I think he can guard D-Will or Chris Paul or any NBA guard for that matter? The answer is I don't think so. Please Jazz don't draft him to sell tickets to BYU fans!

Cottonwood Heights, UT

So the studying his bible in his hotel room is a slap at the LDS religion? If Jimmer was a Baptist would the same conclusion be drawn by the same people? I doubt it! Seems like a severe case of hypersensitivity to me.

Cedar City, Utah

OK editorial board, I'll try again...since you just allowed JustGordon to post the exact same analogy. I said yesterday if Jimmer was a Muslim reading his Koran would the column have even been printed? Would Reilly still have a writing job? Just pointing out the hypocracy of the big media allowing Christian bashing, and have extra fun with LDS-bashing, but be timid with Islam-bashing. Since Gordon's comments stand, now mine should too. Thank you....

Sandy, UT

@weber cat


Salt Lake City, UT

Let's all vote on whether the sun is up or not. Fredette will or won't have an important NBA career, but the enthusiasm of BYU and bias of non-BYU fans won't answer the question. It's been fun to celebrate Jimmer's stellar college achievements and now let Jimmer answer the bell in the NBA. If he never plays a minute in the NBA it won't detract from his games against Arizona, Utah, UNLV, SDSU, etc. A word of warning, don't sell him short, people have counted Fredette out before.

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