BYU basketball: names Jimmer Fredette National Player of the Year

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  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    March 9, 2011 6:20 p.m.

    Jimmered would get owned if he played in the ACC or Big East

  • Old Gregg Alpine, UT
    March 9, 2011 12:20 p.m.

    Man, after justintime posted real stats, hedgie disappeared. Nice work. Very cool that Jimmer got this award. It was well deserved.

  • Walter Bellhaven Las Vegas, Nevada
    March 9, 2011 11:13 a.m.

    Hedgie may want to back to worshipping at the altar of the pac 10.2; live it up while he can until the great lie is exposed to the world.

  • Gondos Salt Lake City, UT
    March 9, 2011 6:55 a.m.

    Santa called and was wondering if he could change his name to Jimmer. Jimmer Clause ...... Go Cougs!!!!!

  • Andermart Pullman, WA
    March 9, 2011 6:54 a.m.

    Excellent. I have to say I really like watching Jimmer play. He is a difference maker for his team like none other. And when he does that crossover and shoot, man is that exciting. BYU does not have the dominant inside game most of these other guards are surrounded by and so his abilities are that much more critical. He can work under pressure when all of the pressure is on him. And there is not a better or nicer person in the mix. The fact that Jimmer has been selected as POY will help many young kids want to emulate him. Wouldn't it be great if he caused a trend toward fewer tattoos in basketball? It won't happen but it is a nice thought. Go Jimmer. Congratulations.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    March 9, 2011 12:27 a.m.

    Congratulations Jimmer! Well deserved and I hope more honors come your way.

  • Samwise Provo, UT
    March 8, 2011 10:28 p.m.

    "Don't forget jimer also took 5x as many shots. Shooting a red hot 30% ... ouch.

    This "gimmick" style won't translate in the NBA. And really, What GM is going to put his job on the line "hoping" jimer can change what he is."

    hedgie the wedgie,

    I probably should not even respond to you, especially since others have already replied to your absurd comment, but I had a little to add. Jimmer's points/field goal attempted was 1.42 whereas Nolan's was 1.36. This is in addition to the fact that their field goal percentage was actually quite close and Jimmer's 3 point percentage was quite a bit better. I am not saying Nolan is bad (he had more assists and rebounds than Jimmer, for example), and I agree that he deserves consideration for player of the year. But your claims about Jimmer are the most ridiculous claims you have ever made... and that is saying a lot. Personally, I think Jimmer deserves the Player of the Year over Smith.

  • aggieblue Saint George, UT
    March 8, 2011 10:02 p.m.

    Duke will always get this kind of treatment. They have been a power for so long and have a huge following. I really like coach K and the way he presents himself and players. Great going Jimmer, I think you are the POY, although it hasn't changed the way you play. I see you do what is needed when needed to make your team better. Hegie, I see you are absence since your misinformation you posted earlier. I have tracked the Y articles and see you are on all but two, Jimmer's spirituality and one other. Fun to check the articles and see your posts, I find them entertaining and consistant. Go Cougars and Aggies.

  • CougarOnTheProwl Murray, UT
    March 8, 2011 9:13 p.m.

    Way to go Jimmer, Congrats on well deserved POY honors! I look forward to seeing more opponents get Jimmered in the upcoming tournaments.

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    March 8, 2011 9:02 p.m.

    You gotta admire Hedgie...

    As the rest of the haters have dropped along the way, or swung to appreciate Jimmer, he continues with the senseless babble, no matter what kind of nutjob he sounds like..

    Props navalvet -- you do have stamina.

  • Unbelievable West Jordan, Utah
    March 8, 2011 8:10 p.m.

    So you lose two of your last three games. Don't even win your conference. Lay an egg in your final game at UNC and still win the POY award (Nolan Smith).

    Jimmer's team lays claim to the MWC title (three out of four years) and wins college basketball's scoring title, doing so with two to three opposing players being ran at him constantly. He breaks his school's all time scoring record, leading his MWC team to a #3 national ranking and finishes as a runner-up.

    Someone ought to convince the rest of the world that the right thing to do isn't always the most popular.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    March 8, 2011 8:03 p.m.


    You wouldn't want Mr. Fredette on your team, would you. Oh, no, not a gimmick player like him.

    With your sports IQ, which NBA GM are you consulting for??

  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    March 8, 2011 6:18 p.m.

    Congrats to him on a great season. He'll be fine in the NBA. Plus, a good effort in the NCAA tourney always seems to help one's draft stock. I could see him going in the lottery. Many folks already consider this a weaker draft year, and good shooters are always welcome in the NBA. Jimmer certainly has skill sets and a personality that will be favored by many NBA owners.

    I've seen Nolan Smith and the Dukies play a bit on TV. Based on what I've seen of him and Jimmer, in my opinion, Fredette is the better player and more worthy of the POY.

  • washcomom Beaverton, OR
    March 8, 2011 5:29 p.m.

    Nice job, Jimmer! You deserve the congratulations for being an incredible force for good.

    Well done!

  • plyxply SLC, UT
    March 8, 2011 5:24 p.m.

    hedgehog I've got to disagree, Jimmer will sell tickets and that makes him draftable. Once he's in the league his range will still be deep but he'll become a better shooter %wise and will fit in great with the right NBA team.
    I really think if Coach Rose asked Jimmer to become a passer because it would make the team better he would do it immediately.
    I'm no Cougar, but you've got to hand it to Jimmer for what he's accomplished and to Coach Rose for having the guts to give Jimmer a green light from anywhere. Regardless of Jimmer's shooting % he's made his teammates better and his team as a result.

  • SeattleUhasabballteam? Seattle, Wa
    March 8, 2011 3:53 p.m.

    Congrats to Jimmer. The vote this year will be very close. Hopefully he can win it.


    Have you found laughing at Cougar fans to be the best way to allieviate the pain of your 4th losing season in 6 years?

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    March 8, 2011 2:19 p.m.

    It's always amazing when any big media team doesn't get the POY honors. Most of these outlets should just keep the Duke name on their trophy from year-to-year. How hard is it to get honors when you are on the number 1 team?

  • BlueCoug Orem, UT
    March 8, 2011 2:11 p.m.

    Congratulations Jimmer!

    You're won of the most exciting basketball players to come along in a generation. Thanks for the memories and good luck in the tourneys.

  • fresnogirl Fresno, CA
    March 8, 2011 1:55 p.m.

    Yea Jimmer! Congratulations and thank you for all the fun games so far and the fun ones we have yet to watch!

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    March 8, 2011 1:43 p.m.

    Thank you for looking up the real numbers JustintimeY. I was just thinking about it when I saw your post.

    hedge; Did you get the attention you were after?
    Your obsession is still showing. Is that a good thing for you?

  • TrueBlue Orem, UT
    March 8, 2011 1:34 p.m.

    The are links on PlanetBYU to vote for Jimmer for a couple of awards including the Bob Cousy Award, which is given to the top collegiate point guard by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

  • davidutefan Evanston, WY
    March 8, 2011 1:32 p.m.

    No argument from me. Impressive kid, and by the way "menace", it was an SI article that originally called the Cougs "The most hated team in America." We just agreed with them. That still doesn't take away his skills. As far as the next level, who knows? I've seen all-americans bust in the pros and nobodies do well. It all depends on the team and system he's drafted into. Even as a Ute fan, I hope he does well. From all accounts, he's a good kid. I can respect his abilities and still hate his team.

  • statman9 South Jordan, UT
    March 8, 2011 1:29 p.m.

    What is wrong with Yahoo and Fox, is it just cause Nolan Smith is in the ACC and Jimmer that MWC? That is ridiculous that Yahoo and Fox didn't pick Jimmer as POY, makes no sense.

    Congrats to Jimmer though on CBS, he deserves it. CBS actually knows what they are doing.

  • Kyle loves BYU/Jazz Provo, UT
    March 8, 2011 1:11 p.m.

    empirical evidence not impiracle....come on man!

    Nolan Smith had a great year too, but Jimmer is a better player. Thats just my opinion. Yahoo and Fox are allowed to have theirs too. The Naismith award is the one that matters anyways.

    Go Cougars!

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    March 8, 2011 12:57 p.m.

    MenaceToSociety, it's Ute fans that insist BYU is the most hated team in America. Thanks for acknowledging though that the impiracle evidence is mounting, and it states otherwise.

  • Sytra99 Cedar Hills, UT
    March 8, 2011 12:52 p.m.

    When Fox and Yahoo are giving the award to Duke's 3rd best player (behind Singler and Irving), you know it is just to push headlines, and go against the popular choice.

  • FDRfan Sugar City, ID
    March 8, 2011 12:31 p.m.

    That's OK Fox Network. I switched to CNN months ago.

  • MenaceToSociety Draper, UT
    March 8, 2011 12:24 p.m.

    I keep hearing how everyone hates BYU. If that is the case, how does this happen? How does James get all the great pub this season if everyone hates BYU? How does BYU get all the positive reaction around the country for sticking to it's honor code if everyone hates BYU?

    Is there any way the whole persecution complex, everyone hates BYU attitude can be put to rest? Nobody is out to get you, Cougar fan. Look at all this national love you are getting! What more do you want?

    Although we Ute fans will continue to look for every opportunity to laugh at you. Bronco needs a new motto for 2011 for us to pile on! We need some new material.

  • JustintimeY Boise, Id
    March 8, 2011 12:17 p.m.

    Nice try hedger
    FGP, 3PP, FTP
    Jimmer 27.9, .455%, 404%, 896%
    Smith 21.9, .470%, 362%, 819%

    Your basketball IQ is the only Gimmick.

    this Gimmick has parlayed his performance into National player of the year.

  • beetdiggingcougar Provo, UT
    March 8, 2011 11:56 a.m.

    Yahoo! is a Bay Area company. Probably still mad about Prop 8.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    March 8, 2011 11:40 a.m.

    "Jimmer averaged 6 more points a game than Smith and did it with double and triple teams."


    Don't forget jimer also took 5x as many shots. Shooting a red hot 30% ... ouch.

    This "gimmick" style won't translate in the NBA. And really, What GM is going to put his job on the line "hoping" jimer can change what he is.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    March 8, 2011 11:38 a.m.

    Yahoo and Fox didn't have to address for their reason not picking Jimmer. Congrat to Jimmer on CBS award.

  • Max-was-right springville, UT
    March 8, 2011 11:30 a.m.

    Not bad for a gimmick player huh hedgehog.....

  • JustintimeY Boise, Id
    March 8, 2011 11:27 a.m.

    What a great season for the Jimmer, I see Yahoo and Fox took the cheap way out with Nolan Smith of Duke. Jimmer averaged 6 more points a game than Smith and did it with double and triple teams.

  • Big_Ben Centerville, UT
    March 8, 2011 11:17 a.m.

    The first of what will be many such accolades.

    Congrats to Jimmer, from a die-hard ute!

  • Idaho guy Meridian, ID
    March 8, 2011 11:16 a.m.

    Congratulations Jimmer!!! Just the first of many more POY honors!