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Published: Saturday, Oct. 27 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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This guy is just trying to stir the cauldron. He doesn't have anything good to say about anyone. My Mom would tell him not to say anything at all if he couldn't say something good. His Mother probably would straighten him out as well. Go get 'em Jimmer!

Kosta Fesenko
Chicken McNuggetville, UT

I would agree with most of the assessment. Jimmer is decent at creating his own shot though, even at the NBA level.

Austin, TX

40 free throws against Wyoming and 50 points against Air Force DOES NOT an NBA player make.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT


This guys is not trying to stir anything. He is doing his JOB. If you're an NBA scout you have to give honest assessments of players, and you have to be right most of the time or you won't have a job for long.

Montana Mormon
Miles City, MT

Here's hoping that scout gets Jimmered. :-)

Woods Cross, UT

There are very few really good offensive players that can or will play defense. They think they don't have to. I find them to be lazy. They want all the glory where it is seen the most, shooting. Jimmer was good in college. He had no one to compete with on the floor. The rest of the team was pretty much a bunch of glorified high school players. Face it he put the ball up at BYU because they didn't have anyone else who could. He always looked a lot better than he actually is. He will be in Europe soon where he won't have to play defense.

Overton, NV

The guy doesn't say anything good about ANY of the Kings players. Is it really because the players are bad? Or is it bad coaching? A bad all-around organization?

The word that really seemed to stand out to me from the article was "clueless." From top to bottom that seems to describe the team from management to play on the court. Jimmer never had a chance in such an organization. Most of us knew he wouldn't be a front line star. But he could have had a chance to be a good shooter off the bench had he ended up with a team with a clue.

Overton, NV

"The rest of the team was pretty much a bunch of glorified high school players. Face it he put the ball up at BYU because they didn't have anyone else who could"

Whatever your criticisms of Jimmer, your remarks about the rest of the team are simply unfair and unwarranted. Those same "glorified high school players" made the NCAA tournament last season.

Cedar Hills, Utah

@Toocoolforcoug "a bunch of glorified high school players.".....you have no idea what you are talking about, Jackson Emery, Brandon Davies and Noah Hartsock were all very good college players and you don't go to the sweet 16 with a bunch of "glorified high school players'!!

Louisiana Cougar
Pineville, LA

I loved watching Jimmer in college. . and I thought he would be a spot up shooter in the NBA. Jimmer is a great person . . and a good athlete for a college player.

Is he NBA calibre? He hasn't shown that ability yet.

O-town, UT

Well he's certainly no Damian Lillard, but not many people are. Many reasonable people worried that he didn't have overall skills for the NBA (defense, passing, speed, basically everything other than shooting)--they are looking to be correct.

I agree with Scandrus, I think he had a good surrounding team which helped him get more points. The teams that were smart realized that and did not try to shut down Jimmer by double-teams, but instead to let him take about half of the shots for the game for BYU. Sure he would get 25 points, but it neutralized good players like Jackson Emery. I remember watching that Florida game down the final minutes, I thought Fredette was going to take his shoes off and throw them at the hoop.

Looks like the Great White Hope is a Great White Nope. Good kid though, got a great payday and a few years in the NBA, wish him nothing but the best.

Mark D

Speaking as an ASU Alum (Sun Devil), Jimmer does have some unique talents that were stellar in College. The NBA, however, isn't College. IMHO, Jimmer can find a place in today's NBA - just not sure what or where that is. But for anyone (including an NBA Scout) to suggest that he's not NBA material seems like more "fodder" than "fact".

I've never really understood the whole BYU/Utah venom that seems to spew on these boards - I wish both schools well. I don't have a horse in the BYU race - but I do have a horse in the PAC-12 race, and I think Utah fans need to concentrate on being relevant in the PAC-12, not in worrying about a school not in their "league".

Just my 2 cents...

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Thats not true! We are awesome and Jimmer is why. He was the best player ever from this State and byu is the best team ever from this state.

salt lake city, UT

hahaha byu fans still think they know more than the PROFESSIONALS. wow the delusion will forever live on in happy valley.

Harwich, MA

I've been saying this since the day he was drafted. Just because he was good "college material" doesn't translate into the NBA. Really...

Danbury, CT

Jimmer had better finish his degree...

Allen, TX

Ernest: You know he's from NY, right?

Y Ask Y
Provo, UT

I hate to say "I told you so", but... not really... I LIKE saying "I told you so!"

I told you so.
I told you so.
I told you so....


Time will answer all these question. But in the meantime feel free to continue to guess, belittle and justify.

Orem, Utah

It appears 90% of you, including that NBA scout, didn't watch Jimmer's college career from the start.

1. Jimmer is driven, which many NBA players aren't. The driven excel, the rest just keep making teams.

2. In college, Jimmer wasn't allowed to play much defense to keep his scoring on the floor. Simple as that. He's already a much better defender in the NBA than he was in college because he now has the chance to work on it. Still a long way to go, but he HAS improved.

3. Jimmer's biggest claim to fame wasn't his high scoring, it was HOW he did it:

a) consistently from VERY long distance and no NBA player has that capability;

b) going to the basket, which he's shown he can do in the NBA, if you've bothered to watch; and

c) great free throw shooting, which he'll get to do because he IS willing to go to the basket.

He'll jimmer his doubters again. It took him 4 years in college to do it. It'll take a few years in the NBA, too.

He's driven.

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