BYU basketball: Jimmer Fredette is a jailhouse star

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  • cindyacre Shelley, ID
    March 23, 2011 11:04 a.m.

    Jimmer's jailhouse training has to be the best training for facing rowdy NBA fans (and San Diego State.)

  • BobP Port Alice, B.C.
    March 15, 2011 5:09 p.m.

    Jimmer is a class act.

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    March 15, 2011 2:23 p.m.

    That headline gave me heart attack! I thought it meant he was in jail. I'm relieved to hear he's still walking the streets. I'm a Ute fan but I really like this kid and wish him well in the tournament. Best of luck cousins!

  • Mr.Bart St. George, Utah
    March 15, 2011 2:14 p.m.

    There are inmates at Purgatory Correctional Facility in Washington County, Utah that love to watch Jimmer. The inmates speak of Jimmer and Dave Rose as a motivating factor for them, the inmates, to excell in life. I know. I interact with the incarcerated as a teacher. The Jimmer is definitely a saint and is very effective at giving the inmates a reason to believe.

  • Walter Bellhaven Las Vegas, Nevada
    March 15, 2011 1:00 p.m.

    None of us need have anything to say about what someone does or doesn't do vis-a-vis going on a mission and other gospel responses. Our decisions, ultimately, are between us and the Lord. We each have to live with our decisions; it's sad how some times in mormon culture, we focus too much on what other people should, or shouldn't be doing. It isn't within us to condemn each other over missing a clarion call; indeed, we should constantly be encouraging and commending each other as we bare, personally, our crosses/callings.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    March 15, 2011 12:16 p.m.

    Dear In My Humble Opinion: Excellent point!

    It is between Jimmer and the Lord what sort of mission he serves. Steve Young went home Christmas of his freshman year fully expecting to put in his papers and leave on a mission. He was told through a bishop's blessing that he was instead to return to BYU and play football. Donnie Osmond was also told to continue his career because he was doing more good through that. Not everyone should serve a regular full-time mission. Jimmer is doing so much good with what he is doing now.

  • JNA Layton, UT
    March 15, 2011 12:05 p.m.

    I don't care what anyone says, win or lose, this has been a fun year for Cougar basketball fans. A great player, a great team, a great coach and lots of fun stories about the program. I especially chuckle at the "cherub cheeked Mormon" reference. Good luck to BYU and Utah State University. It's great for the State of Utah.

  • washcomom Beaverton, OR
    March 15, 2011 11:50 a.m.

    I love how Jimmer and his brother really connected with the inmates - in a good way. He truly emulates the scripture where it says, "I was in prison, and ye visited me." (Matt. 25:36). The value of another human being in a correctional facility being loved helps boost many people. And those there have a great thing to look forward to as he continues to play.

    Good luck to Jimmer, and the rest of the Cougars! You all deserve to be there!

  • In My Humble Opinion South Jordan, UT
    March 15, 2011 11:41 a.m.

    There is an ongoing debate among Mormon faithful as to whether Jimmer should go on a mission, or whether his career is serving missionary purposes. If you read the links and know the legend, one thing is for sure, he exemplifies this scripture: "I was in prison, and ye visited me."

  • So. Cal Reader Escondido, CA
    March 15, 2011 11:09 a.m.

    Let's hope their ready for the Nat'l Audience, as they were against San Diego ... but this time without Davies. Interesting tidbit shared in San Diego sports talk this morning was said Jimmer's been sick since Sunday. Any truth to that? I haven't seen anything listed in the Utah local papers. Let's go Cougs!