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Jimmer Fredette: The people want me in Utah

Posted on: May 22, 2011 12:48 pm
Edited on: May 22, 2011 12:52 pm
 
BYU guard Jimmer Fredette says that he is the people's choice in Utah. Posted by Ben Golliver. jimmer-fredette

As a big-time scorer for BYU, guard Jimmer Fredette became a household name nationwide. But that level of fame pales in comparison to his standing in Utah, where he's a true phenomenon. Indeed, local pressure on the Utah Jazz to draft him and keep him within the state's borders has been immense for months.

Fredette isn't bothering to pretend that he can't hear those voices. Speaking to the Deseret News at the Chicago pre-draft combine, Fredette made it clear that he knows he's the people's choice.
"That's what the people want," Fredette said of being drafted by the Jazz. "But I don't think (Jazz officials) should make the decision on what the people want. They ought to make a decision on what they think is best for their personnel. If I go there, it's great. If not, I'll be somewhere else. So I'm just looking forward to where it's at."
He even talks like a larger-than-life phenom. "The people." It's like he's delivering his pre-draft interviews from on top of a mount.

On the bright side, at least he didn't say: "The people want The Jimmer."

Anyway, Fredette signaled that the Jazz are interested in drafting him, telling the paper: "They definitely like me... I know they're definitely interested. So we'll see how it goes."

Fredette also noted that he will work out for the Jazz and that he has received positive reviews from the Phoenix Suns and Indiana Pacers as well.

Given that Utah holds both the No. 3 pick and the No. 12 pick and that the team needs a new face of the franchise after trading All-Star point guard Deron Williams to the New Jersey Nets, there's a decent chance that "the people" get their wish on this one.
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Since: Feb 3, 2011
Posted on: May 22, 2011 11:56 pm
 

Jimmer Fredette: The people want me in Utah

"But I don't think (Jazz officials) should make the decision on what the people want."
Don't worry, they won't. Just like the Blazers didn't draft sort-of-local Adam Morrison (thank God) despite the fans' "Draft The Stache" campaign. We ended up with Aldridge and Roy so I think we made the right choice. Poor, dumb Charlotte drafted Morrison #3.


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Since: May 11, 2009
Posted on: May 22, 2011 11:15 pm
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Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: May 22, 2011 11:10 pm
 

Jimmer Fredette: The people want me in Utah

When Jimmer doesn't go to Utah the M*rmons will just have to run to one of their 4 mommies and cry!



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: May 22, 2011 6:44 pm
 

Jimmer Fredette: The people want me in Utah

He would need to have a dad like Archie Manning in order to force that trade. Even then, it won't happen.



Since: Oct 4, 2009
Posted on: May 22, 2011 3:32 pm
 

Jimmer Fredette: The people want me in Utah


If allowed to play, Jimmer will be a great asset to any team. He is with out a doubt a pure shooter from anywhere within a mile of the basket. Not alot of players can shoot from any range in the gym a dribble a ball. He is what is called a basketball player....I know everybody looking for the great dunks and alley oops...but what you see in the nba now is a result of just dunking only....low scores,running down court one way throw up a three than hurry back and watch the other team do the exact samething. Isn't it great to watch professionals miss 6 or 7 shots in a row!! gotta love it!

Jimmer  would not be fun to watch he might make a few shots(not nba like)! go figure



Since: Oct 4, 2009
Posted on: May 22, 2011 3:23 pm
 

Jimmer Fredette: The people want me in Utah

Go Jimmer Go!




Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: May 22, 2011 2:45 pm
 

Jimmer Fredette: The people want me in Utah

Jimmer could always pull an Eli Manning on draft day and force a trade to Utah if they don't scoop him up.  The kid can shoot the lights out the gym he will be a nice piece to a team not needing too much.


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