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Just so you know, Jimmer's now on Twitter

Posted on: April 19, 2011 4:51 pm
Posted by Matt Norlander

The Jimmer is on Twimmer.

Uhm. Sorry, meant to say: The Jimmer is on Twitter. And that's his profile photo. Jimmer and his girlfriend, BYU cheerleader Whitney Wonnacott. Feel the hate and envy wash over you, for he is Jimmer Fredette; he already has more followers than you; and he is enjoying the prime of his life with a beautiful companion.

The account doesn't yet have a Verified stamp, but I talked to the athletic office at BYU today, and they confirmed it. This foray into tweeting comes after a number of wannabe accounts popped up throughout the season.

Fredette has a relatively modest following -- as of now it's just 3,000-and-change. But, going forward, once he's drafted by a team, and once more and more realize he's on the tweet machine, then Fredette's flock will certainly take off. He joined the social-media behemoth less than a week ago.

Who's he following? Well, there's Erin Andrews, naturally, as well as Jared Sullinger and Nolan Smith, two guys who chased Fredette all year long in national player of the year races. (Fredette won all six trophies, by the way.)

He's only tweeted twice, so who knows what will come of this. Some athletes get Twitter; many don't, and mostly tweet inertia. Get your army built, Jimmer, and start giving us some commentary on the NBA playoffs, how it feels to graduate and what preparing for the draft -- for a second time -- feels like. That kind of tweeting will bring more interest and more followers by the minute.

Photo via Jimmer's Twitter.
Category: NCAAB

Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: April 20, 2011 8:31 pm

Just so you know, Jimmer's now on Twitter

u don't need to defend him or guess about me - I guessed about Jimmer - most players have a photo of themselves on their own Twitter account - that is my observation based on anecdotal Twitter evidence - my assumption is correct. and I was alluding to an educated guess on my part that Jimmer violated the BYU code of honor. I may be wrong of course, but that is what I surmise by my whipped comment - and I'll lean that way cuz of the photo...

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2011 11:58 am

Just so you know, Jimmer's now on Twitter

He's on Twitter . . . big deal . . . who cares!!  I'm just surprised that BYU doesn't announce when he wipes his butt.  I'll be glad when he fades away into the NBA.

Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2011 11:46 am

Just so you know, Jimmer's now on Twitter

well im guessing you are not whipped, and i have my suspicions as to why..... but i'll break it down like this, if you had a woman who looked like that young lady, and u werent whipped, and have to wonder if there were deeper reasons as to why.....  and i also have to say that a man who is whipped (as you have said) and yet still has time to sweep all the national player of the year awards in his spare time, must be a pretty bad bad whipped man.....

Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: April 20, 2011 11:05 am

Just so you know, Jimmer's now on Twitter

And you're tellin' me Jimmer's not secretly violating the code of conduct? With that as his profile photo? C'Mon, we all weren't born yesterday!  That is sooooo whipped putting his girl in the photo with him.  lmssao

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