BYU basketball notebook: Jimmer Fredette has caught President Obama's attention

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  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    March 17, 2011 8:09 p.m.


    Go ahead and talk GWB.... He spent about 1/4 of the time that Obama has on vacations and about 1/10 of the money.... If we are talking about the economy.... Obama has outspent GWB by about 1/6 and he still has two years to go, although I think the Reep House will curtail his runaway spending.

  • flynn is the coolest Salt Lake City, UT
    March 17, 2011 2:59 p.m.

    I'm assuming Obama critics are republicans- i.e. they think gov't IS the problem. So is Obama is filling out his bracket or talking with Andy Katz he's doing exactly what Republicans want. Hypocrites all. Need I mention how much time GWB spent golfing and fishing?

  • Osgrath Provo, UT
    March 17, 2011 1:12 p.m.

    So Eddie and Big Hapa, are you saying just because of his presidential duties, Obama should not fill out his brackets? I'm assuming you are both employed, as well, meaning by your philosophy, you had better not waste any of your time with brackets, either.

  • Eddie Syracuse, UT
    March 17, 2011 8:33 a.m.

    Amen and Amen Big Hapa

  • Big Hapa Kaysville, UT
    March 17, 2011 1:04 a.m.

    Obama ? Why are you tainting this wonderful story about success and all american apple pie with this politico garbage. Who cares about Obama and his waisting of government time on NCAA brackets. Its the economy President not basketball.

  • TheSportsAuthority Arlington, VA
    March 16, 2011 10:43 p.m.

    Veritas Aequitas

    The naysayers are going to be shocked when Dave Rose returns next season with another very good team, despite losing Jimmer, Jackson, and Kyle.

    If Davies returns, BYU will have a good chance of picking up right where they left off with another Top 25 team.

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    March 16, 2011 9:33 p.m.

    DeMarcus Harrison, 6'5" 2 guard.

    DeMarcus is athletic and has a high major look about him. He's a good athlete that makes his presence felt shooting the basketball. He has deep range off the catch and can drive an out of control closeout. He can get to the rim on the break but prefers to spot up where he benefits from penetration. Harrison is ready to shoot on the catch and can get it off quickly. Because of his excellent size he can shoot over smaller defenders very easily. He has the potential to be a good defender and can guard multiple positions because of his size and quickness.

    Also Considered
    Clemson Tigers, Florida State Seminoles, Marquette Golden Eagles, Wisconsin Badgers.

    Bottom Line:
    He looks like the prototypical player at the elite mid-major program. he has good upside and should be on the radar of a lot of high level teams. Harrison has all the tools to be a special player.

    Signed because of the ESPN, BYU network deal over the others. His parents wanted to watch him play every game on TV.

    Oh, Hedge/Chris, this TV contract is going to kill BYU sports.