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Published: Tuesday, Feb. 25 2014 9:45 a.m. MST

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O-town, UT


The much anticipated match-up of Jimmer and Lillard never really happened. Jimmer's Senior year Lillard broke his foot and was out of the line-up in BYU's 72-66 win at Weber State. Other than that they played head-to-head twice. Lillard's Freshman year Lillard had 2 points in 23 minutes of play while Fredette had 18 points with a few more minutes (which was Jimmer's Sophomore year), and Lillard's Sophomore he scored 23 points and Jimmer (Junior year)scored 23 points as well. I wouldn't call that dominating head-to-head unless you really want to count Lillard's Freshman year. If that makes you feel like you can justify Jimmer ahead of Lillard, sure go ahead and do it. A Rookie-of-the-Year trophy, NBA All-Star selection, and the overwhelming consensus of NBA players and scouts suggest otherwise, but the yokels at the DesNews Sports Staff might agree with you.

Man in Charge
Chihuahua, 00

Who cares about how much money he's making? LDS doctrine says money isn't everything. You can't take it with you when you die. Materialism is infecting Provo these days.

Idaho Falls, ID

OK if that is the game you want to play, Jimmer won several NPOY awards. How many did Lillard win?

Look, I'm happy for Lillards (and Miller's) accomplishments in the NBA. He deserves them and I have stated as such. I am just defending Fredette against the trolls who ignorantly say he doesn't belong in the NBA.

East Salt Lake City, Utah

Orem, UT

@Uteology You still mad about his 47 bro?


Not as mad as Cougar Nation, for him not being selected on the All-Star team.

O-town, UT


I was just calling you out for the "dominating Lillard head-to-head". That was total nonsense. Lillard didn't get as much national attention as he played in a smaller school and conference. I am not sure he wouldn't have won NPOY if he was focused on that. If he stuck around for his senior year, I think he would have been one of the favorites to win it. Did you know he skipped his senior year as he was a lock for a high pick in the NBA draft? I bet many Cougar fans and DesNews Sports Reporters don't know that.

Jimmer is a great shooter, but as Gene Hackman once said, "there is more to the game than shooting, there's fundamentals and defense." This is why all the NBA scouts knew Lillard would be a better player. He was talented in all areas.

Hey, I think Jimmer is a neat person. He's an inspiration to church basketball hogs everywhere. I hope he gets another shot to prove himself. I just don't see him having a starting role in the NBA. I wish him nothing but the best.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ idablu

Everybody knows he can score. That was never the debate. The fact is, teams want a point guard who can run an offense and create opportunities for other players. Nobody has a need for a one-dimensional PG, who is also a liability on D.

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