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

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Riverton Cougar
Riverton, 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...."

Y ask Y,

I hope you are on here in a few years when Jimmer is known to be a good NBA player to get your fair share of crow. It is foolish to make such a bold prediction after a single year. Note: I got better at my profession after my first year. Shocking, isn't it?

ATiredDude
Sandy, UT

Jimmer will be at least as good as Shawn Bradley in the NBA.

mightymite
DRAPER, UT

You know thing are in a bad spot when Jimmer's bigger brother is more successful at his rapping career then Jimmer is at NBA basketball. The guy will be playing in Greece in a year or two, if his career continues at all.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

WhatsInItForMe

That's right, you know more than the NBA scouts and don't let any amount of facts tell you otherwise.

-NBA players are driven. You don't get to the professional level in any sport without a serious amount of drive.

-Jimmer was not discouraged from playing defense in college. This is easily one of the most ridiculous things I've ever read.

-Many NBA players have great range, but coaches generally don't let their players shoot from 30 ft. because it is bad basketball. Jimmer is too small and slow to compete at the NBA level. Truth hurts.

3grandslams
Iowa City, IA

Why are Utah fans piling on? Oh, that's right, it's how they feel good about themselves.

Little Andy
Tremonton, UT

Just one season and the final judgement?? He has at least a three year contract and at least would be a throw in on a trade. Let's see where we are in 2014..

PAC man
Anaheim, CA

Two For Flinching

Professional NBA scouts have been dead wrong on so many players that it's laughable to put any stock in the opinion of a single scout just because it's his "job".

There are lots of NBA teams that could use a spot-up three point shooter. Jimmer just needs to find the right team to fit his skill set.

Bifftacular
Spanish Fork, Ut

I hope Jimmer ultimately proves this scout wrong but until he does, I have to agree with him. Jimmer is undersized which means he has to guard point guards and he can't. Everyone knows that. If he can't guard point guards, who does he guard? A taller and more physical shooting guard? That doesn't work either. So, he definitely is a defensive liability. Jimmer's best skill is shooting and if the team he is playing on has doubts about his abilities and doesn't give him the green light, that can seriously mess with an athlete's head. I believe that is what has happened here. If Jimmer doesn't get that fixed, he very well could be in Europe in within the next year or two.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

@3grandslams

You said, "Why are Utah fans piling on? Oh, that's right, it's how they feel good about themselves."

Apparently you haven't clicked on any of the Utah basketball articles of late. Talk about a lot of people piling on to feel good about themselves! But why don't you go on believing BYU fans are so different. What a joke ... kind of like Jimmer's NBA career. Doh!

Angela08
Rochdale, MA

Jimmer should have gone on a mission.

J-TX
Allen, TX

The LA Lakers could use him. Yes, I said it.

They could use him as a spot-up 3 point shooter, a la Steve Kerr. He would get 6-12 points per game, but make the inside loosen up for the bigs and for Kobe's drives to the hoop.

Currently MWP is in this role, and is far too inconsistent.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

Then Sacramento don't need him and let him go to other nba team. A lot of those players has too much selfish in themselves and refused to work as a team. One of these days they will be Jimmered!

Go Utes
Salt Lake City, UT

What?!? Who could have predicted this??

AK UTE
Palmer, AK

NBAScouts are usually pretty spot on with their assessments so this assessment should be taken seriously. NBA game is so different from the MWC and the college level.

Jimmer was a great college player but that does not mean they will be great in the pros. Jimmer might have been the best college player to come out of the state but an argument could be made for guys such as Keith Van Horn, Andre Miller, Danny Ainge just to name a few....don't be so quick to give Jimmer the spot! Most of the previously mentioned made it in the NBA for long careers I think Jimmer is on his way to Europe.

WhatsInItForMe
Orem, Utah

@ Two For Flinching

If you think all NBA players are "driven," you must look up to all of them. Very few deserve to be looked up to. Most are spoiled and are just happy to be there.

You obviously didn't watch many of Jimmer's college games, or you would have noticed his coach ranting on him for committing fouls. Happened numerous times on TV, and probably more that the TV didn't catch.

Name me ONE NBA player who has had consistent shooting from way beyond the 3-pt line. Just ONE. There isn't any.

It's Jimmer's ability to hit with the same percentage from way outside as the better 3-pt shooters can do from the trey line that made him such a sensation in college---not just his scoring alone. Others have led the nation in scoring, but never had his populatity nationally as a college player. His RANGE was the difference.

BTW, "range" means hitting the same percentage from your furthest shooting distance as most players hit from further in.

el steve o
Herriman, UT

This Scout is like all the rest of the dopes out there who don't know what they're talking about, I can't believe Brad Rock even gives this any attention. I point out one example, "he can't create his own shot", are you kidding me? There are very few players in the NBA that Jimmer can't make look silly. Jimmer in the open court is very dangerous, deadly one on one. How does he do this? Quikness, strength, agility, and a mountain of intangibles! He's fearless and often successful, about taking the ball to the hoop, as well as his range. Come on people.

How many so called, NBA wash-outs, can score 20 to 30 points in a game, bring their team back from deficits, and get their teamates to jump enthusiastically off the bench with exicetment, and get the fans back into the game? (and then get pulled to sit the bench for the next quarter!) All of these things Jimmer can and has done many times in his rookie season. He's not finished yet!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Reminds me of a local here, Adam Morrizon. Great at the college level, but can't play defense in the NBA.

rlsintx
Plano, TX

They were saying the same things about Steve Young during his tenure at Tampa Bay.... Hall of Famer, Steve Young.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@ rlsintx

Steve Young didn't play defense either. Then again, he didn't have too, he played QB. You do realize there's quite a difference between basketball and football don't you?

numer35
Orem, UT

What is in it for you?

Jimmer can not shot over bigger more athletic players no matter what distance he is trying to do it from. He can't get to the rim because he is too slow and small, and he wasn't allowed to play defense in college because he was and still is horrible at it in even shape and form. He should start working on his Eurostep and be happy that he can make money playing basketball somewhere.

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