Blue roundup: More awards for Jimmer Fredette (and other Y. athletes)

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  • DC Alexandria, VA
    April 15, 2011 5:54 a.m.

    Jimmer needs to rethink who his publicist is. This picture - the one of him holding two balls while dressed up for prom in front of the mountains - looks like something I could put together using Microsoft Publisher.

  • aggieblue Saint George, UT
    April 14, 2011 8:27 a.m.

    The guy writing the article is a hedgie clone. A bio of physcology, history and education does not make you an expert on player drafts busts or otherwise. A detriot pistons columnist, has a lot of time on his hands to write about winning programs. I am not attacking the individual personally. But as the saying goes, consider the source, before placing too much reliance on the opinions put forth. Remember, this is an opinion only.

    I personally hope all of those referenced in his article suprise him and do well in the NBA. They have all put forth the effort to realize their dreams. So many evny talent of others.

    That being said, I want to see Jimmer do well so that I can say he played at a Utah school and enjoy the attention out here.

    I like Alex Smith, he has had good games and bad, I want him to settle down be consistant be great. I don't care where he played college ball, he is not there anymore.

    We aggies haven't too many great ones, but the Olsen name, Cornell Green and a few others, past but ours.

    Go aggies.

  • The Rock Federal Way, WA
    April 13, 2011 10:17 p.m.

    Dear Hedgie,

    Jimmer has two m's, not one.
    What you said may be true about Jimer, but not Jimmer.

    BTW, who is Jimer anyway? Never heard of him.

  • NevadaCoug Overton, NV
    April 13, 2011 9:11 p.m.

    Other guys on that "will be drafted too high list":

    Kawhi Leonard and Kemba Walker.

    So I don't think Jimmer coming in at #10 on that list is that big of a deal. Yeah, he might be drafted too high. But this is a weak draft year. He was smart to stay in college and take advantage of that possibility. And who do they compare him to?
    JJ Redick, an off-the-bench shooter.

    Which is what many of us have been predicting he would be all along.

    Nothing to see here, folks. It's old news.

  • gchris rock springs, wy
    April 13, 2011 7:33 p.m.

    Jimmer is going to make some NBA team a lot of money. He may or may not become an NBA star (bet he does), but for a while, people who have never bought an NBA ticket will come to see the Jimmer. Kids will have an honest-to-goodness hero who doesn't drink, swear, beat up on women or shack up with groupies. He will be respectful to reporters and fans even when they don't deserve it. He will work harder than his opponents and he will shoot the lights out!
    Jimmer has something that no one else in the draft has--immediate star power and the first time he drills a twenty-eight jumper over some more "athletic" defender, it'll be on ESPN and the owner will sell more tickets. If I were an NBA owner, I wouldn't wait for #2 and I'd laugh all the way to the bank.

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    April 13, 2011 5:01 p.m.

    The bleecher report? lol

    The title reads "Jimmer Fredette and 10 others who will be drafted too high".

    I don't even know why the DN even references this article. They just love to hear from the Chris Bs and hedgies of the world I guess.

    Personally I hope he proves all these big mouth, big program lovers like Colin Coherd and Riley wrong.

  • Starfarer Mesa, AZ
    April 13, 2011 4:30 p.m.

    He's not tall enough.
    He's not fast enough.
    He's not athletic enough.
    He's not a good defender.
    He's not. . .

    So for all you that say he can't make it in the NBA, I have another question for you.

    What if he does?

    What if he plays five years and has some good games, but never becomes an All-Star?

    It seems to me that he reached past his potential. Did more then what he should have been able to do. He worked hard and persevered into a realm he didn't belong in. You all said it yourself, He wasn't..., He wasn't..., He wasn't...

    What does that make him?

    Try... a hero.
    Try... someone we should all emulate.
    Try... Someone I want my son to be like.
    Try... Someone I want my daughter to date.

    Yeah, your right, he's a bust. You got a screwy way of looking at the world.

  • Starfarer Mesa, AZ
    April 13, 2011 4:19 p.m.


    How do you know Jimmer is a Professional Bust? Have you seen him play yet? Have you been to the future and seen him bust? Until the test of time has written it's last stroke, you cannot say. Was Detmer a bust because he wasn't a starter? Does he have to be All-Star to be considered an effective player. Even if he just makes it into the NBA, makes the minimum, and plays in a few games, he still got further than you. Does that make him a bust? (If it does, what does that make you?) Who died and left you to be the standard maker?

    How do you know Tebow is a bust? He's only been in the league a year. When did you get to decide that someone is a bust? What qualifies you to decide?

    It's armchair pundits that crap me up. Why don't we just wait and see before anyone gets to judge. Shall we?

  • Eddie Syracuse, UT
    April 13, 2011 4:16 p.m.

    Chris B and hedgehog are excellent at commenting on articles that involve the future where we just don't know what will happen, but when it comes to things that HAVE happened, they are rather quiet. It is very easy to say what will happen when no one knows who you really are ( I think that chris B and hedgehog don't even know who they really are).

    I really doubt that Jimmer will be a bust like the u's what's his name at qb for the 49ers. We shall see and then they both will not comment but continue with their comments on current events and say that the past is the past and does not matter with what is going on with the here and now.

  • AK Cougar Palmer, AK
    April 13, 2011 4:05 p.m.

    Congrats to Jimmer on the another award. Male athlete of the year. You really have to be good at what you do to get noticed by school.

    Chris B and Hedgehog. You guys need to dust off your resume and send it to Coach Rose. He needs an assistant and I am quite sure you both can fix everything that is wrong with the Cougar BB program. Your expert analysis of BYU's BB season, past present and future and checking out future talent (recruiting coordinator here I come) will be welcomed by Coach, the players and fans. You might even make a real name for yourself. However, you will have to change the lenses in your glasses from red to blue. Get a life!

  • BlueSaint South Jordan, UT
    April 13, 2011 3:04 p.m.

    I would shudder to think if the Deseret News and SL Trib would ever shut down their comment boards and ran no more BYU articles!....What would Chris B. and Hedgie ever do with themselves?

    Well, how do the lyrics go?? better hide yo kids, hide yo wife, and yo husbands too!!....well you get it!!!

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    April 13, 2011 2:40 p.m.

    jimer is very similar to Tebow.

    In college Tebow was one of the best spread offense qB's ( just don't ask him to throw the ball)

    In college jimer was one of the best shooter ( just don't ask him to defend or pass)

    Both will/are professional busts.

  • Starfarer Mesa, AZ
    April 13, 2011 2:13 p.m.

    Chris B.

    Yep, you are so smart. You've amazed us with your predictions before, and now we should all listen to you because you have been right so many times before.

    The same could have been said when he didn't get offers from the "top tier" basketball schools because he couldn't make it there either. He just wasn't good enough to play DI ball.

    Why should Jimmer bother to try at all? He can't succeed right? He's not athletic enough, fast enough, tall enough. He can't play defense, and he's religious too. (and to be politically incorrect, he's white)

    Oh, yeah that's right. He proves everyone wrong because your opinion doesn't matter. Nor does this list of players that one person thinks will be taken too high. It only matters on the court, when he plays, just like the ENTIRE SEASON.

    Your opinion is in the minority, and guess what? You don't get a pick. the picks are made by owners, head coaches and directors of basketball, who trust me, know a lot more than you do.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    April 13, 2011 1:26 p.m.

    Jimmer is included in a list of who will be picked too high. It doesn't even say what pick he will be, just that it will be too high.

    In other words, if Jimmer if picked at all it will be high.

    Or in other words, Jimmer is not good enough to play in the NBA.

    Been telling you for years.