BYU basketball: Focus on Jimmer Fredette hasn't hurt Cougar chemistry

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  • DixieAggie Saint George, Utah
    Jan. 3, 2011 2:27 p.m.

    I have a lot of respect for Jimmer, even though I think he has a horrible first name. He'll be a good shooter in the NBA, but probably nothing more. Good luck to the Cougars come March and April.

  • badlandscougar great plains, sd
    Jan. 1, 2011 11:53 p.m.

    i can't wait but i have to until i can see the cougs on tv again! been awhile. this team is a fun group to watch, they're quick, they can run, jump, and shoot...too bad some decider wouldn't let me see some games on the tube. go byu!!

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    Jan. 1, 2011 6:55 p.m.

    Class comment Rock of the Marne.

    Utah doesn't stink, they are just a little lost. Sometimes an AD needs to be held accoutable for his decisions, especially if he cannot recognize the problems and make the needed changes.

    I no longer blame Boylen, as he is probably doing his best. It's Dr. Hill's problem now.

    Jan. 1, 2011 6:17 p.m.

    I have enjoyed watching BYU more this year than ever and hope that they will prove the critics wrong by doing well in the NCAA's. I also think Jimmer may be the most gifted BYU player ever....including Danny Ainge. However, I would stop short of calling him a "team player". He regularly dominates the ball and takes questionable shots. His field goal percentage is not that great for an All- American and he dribbles way too much. His teammates are to be commended for being so patient. Jimmer will have to work a lot on sharing the ball and defense if he wants to have any kind of NBA career. I have watched Steve Nash closely since his rookie season and know you Utah people love John Stockton. Jimmer has a lot to learn before he is compared to either.

  • restoman442 Springville, UT
    Jan. 1, 2011 6:00 p.m.

    utah is a joke in both BB and Football the uties will never see any further national recognition will wallow in the basement of the pac 12.

  • Rock Of The Marne Phoenix, AZ
    Jan. 1, 2011 2:32 p.m.

    Best of luck to BYU B-Ball from a Ute fan (as I know my team stinks in B-Ball at the moment so I may as well appreciate a good team even if it isn't mine).

  • RaininTime Orem, UT
    Jan. 1, 2011 1:33 p.m.

    Jim, another insightful article. Well done, my friend.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Jan. 1, 2011 12:48 p.m.

    Well done on this article but I like to give a lot of credit to Jackson Emery for his tough defense which he is Prince of theif. Great team chemestry only if they focus together. One more non conf game and on with next Wednesday for a real test.

  • Cougarista Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 1, 2011 12:47 p.m.

    I like hedgehog and Chris B.'s posts. If a U grad like me ever forgets just why I'm a Cougar fan, they remind me.

  • Cris B. Sandy, UT
    Jan. 1, 2011 12:45 p.m.

    What lonestar means is there is no way to win an argument when myself or others prove that byu will never again be a national power in any real sport. With an all american and basketball supposedly at a peak the best they have to show is one tourney win in 20 years. Some program. Utah will win 10 more bcs games and make it to 10 more final fours before byu does either. Anyone disagree? Both football and basketball have boasted powerhouse programs recently and what do you have to show for it? No big league invite, one ncaa win, las vegas bowls, no bcs games, no undefeated seasons. If you haven't done anything noteworthy in 20 years where is there logic to suggest anything noteworthy will happen in next twenty years? None. I am ok with some down ball years because we have proven time and time again that our up years dominate anything tds could hope to achieve

  • fresnogirl Fresno, CA
    Jan. 1, 2011 11:31 a.m.

    I have tremendous respect for the other players on this BYU team. Most teams struggle when one guy is singled out. Egos get in the way. I think it reflects well on their maturity and characters that this has not been the case here.

    Go Cougs!

  • killerbees Queensbury, NY
    Jan. 1, 2011 9:38 a.m.

    Very well written article. Jimmer is a great guy and this BYU team is a stand up bunch of guys. What a great team and one of the best coached teams in America. I wish the best for BYU and hope the Nation takes notice of Jimmer and gives him what he has deserved National Player of the year! Go BYU, go Jimmer! You have to really respect this team and Jimmer for putting the team first. For BYU to be successful he will need to continue to do what he does and put up 25-30 a game!

  • morpunkt Glendora, CA
    Jan. 1, 2011 9:12 a.m.

    I'm happy for these players. It was great to watch them play here in SoCal, against UCLA.
    I just hope they can now step up their rebounding game. This is the teams achilles heel. If they want to beat the big boys, in the playoffs in March, they have to rebound. Otherwise, they will get bumped off, either in the first game, or second one.
    I wish them well.

  • Lone Star Cougar Plano, TX
    Jan. 1, 2011 8:51 a.m.

    Both Dougway and Y4LYFE are correct! Also, I am going to suggest again that no one react or reply to Chris B. or Hedgehog when they post on articles. All they are looking for is attention with their remarks. If you want to really upset them, do not respond to them.

  • Y4LYFE Lubbock, TX
    Jan. 1, 2011 6:01 a.m.

    Great programs succeed with stars and without them.

  • Dougway Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 1, 2011 2:06 a.m.

    How nice it will be when the word 'none' no longer is the answer behind the TV coverage question.