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Jimmer Fredette aces Utah Jazz workout

Posted on: June 15, 2011 8:21 pm
Edited on: June 15, 2011 8:54 pm
Jimmer Fredette says he performs well in his highly-anticipated workout for the Utah Jazz. Posted by Ben Golliver. jimmer-fredette

The immense pressure on the Utah Jazz to draft BYU guard Jimmer Fredette just got bumped up a big notch. 

Last week, we noted that Fredette or his camp had publicly challenged Kentucky guard Brandon Knight and UConn guard Kemba Walker to a head-to-head workout.

On Wednesday, Fredette got his wish, or at least half of it, working out against Walker in front of the Jazz.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Fredette spoke confidently of his performance after the workout.
"I thought it was one of my better workouts. I really did. I thought I played very well,” said Fredette, who competed against Walker, Malcolm Lee (UCLA), Josh Harrellson (Kentucky), Senario Hillman (Alabama) and Paul Carter (Illinois-Chicago) for more than an hour at the Jazz practice facility.
Fredette impressed Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin.
“This cat really competes, and he hates to lose,” Corbin said. “He’s a good kid. He really likes to play, and that shows in everything that he does on the floor -- along with his scoring ability. Everyone knows him for putting up numbers on the board. But I think he’s a more complete player than a lot of people give him credit for.”
The Tribune also noted on Twitter that while Corbin wouldn't say whether Fredette outplayed Walker, he at least held his own: "Jimmer wasn't outplayed by Walker. Definitely held his own, according to four other players involved in the workout."

Fredette told the Deseret News that he thinks staying in Utah would be a good fit.
"Yeah, it would be a great place," he said. "I just think it would be a great fit for me basketball-wise. I'd fit into the system. They need a guy who can stretch the floor, get into the lane, get other guys involved and that plays right into my strengths."
Knight, meanwhile, will reportedly only work out by himself for the Jazz. 

The Jazz hold both the No. 3 pick and the No. 12 selection. While management has maintained that it won't bow to public pressure when it comes to Fredette, another solid showing against elite competition certainly can't have hurt his standing.


Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: June 16, 2011 12:27 pm

Jimmer Fredette aces Utah Jazz workout

one of the dumbest comments ive read on here in a while... 50% from the line for fredette.... downright  blasphemy 

Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: June 16, 2011 11:01 am

Jimmer Fredette aces Utah Jazz workout

Attacking a team and/or a State with religious based attacks is just lame.
You also don't know much about Jimmer Fredette, because he could hit 90% from the free throw line while reading a newspaper.
I think the Utah Jazz are going to pick Jimmer Fredette with the number 12 pick in the draft.

Since: Feb 10, 2010
Posted on: June 16, 2011 9:34 am

Jimmer Fredette aces Utah Jazz workout

Aces Utah Jazz workout....translation...Hit 50% from the free throw line all while reading from the book of Mormon.

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