Tag:Jimmer Fredette
Posted on: February 23, 2011 2:02 pm
 

Jimmer still leading POY straw poll

The results of the latest AnnArbor.com National Player of the Year straw poll are now available.

They reflect the exact ballot I turned in yesterday.
  1. Jimmer Fredette (BYU)
  2. Jared Sullinger (Ohio State)
  3. Nolan Smith (Duke)
Kemba Walker (Connecticut) and Derrick Williams (Arizona) round out the top five.

Click this link to see all of the results.
Posted on: February 22, 2011 9:50 am
 

My current top three for POY

I just submitted my top three National Player of the Year candidates for the AnnArbor.com straw poll.

Here's what I sent Mike Rothstein:
  1. Jimmer Fredette (BYU)
  2. Jared Sullinger (Ohio State)
  3. Nolan Smith (Duke)
The results of the straw poll will be announced later this week.
Posted on: February 9, 2011 12:52 pm
 

Fredette leads POY straw poll

The results of the latest AnnArbor.com National Player of the Year straw poll are now available.

They reflect the exact ballot I turned in yesterday.
  1. Jimmer Fredette (BYU)
  2. Jared Sullinger (Ohio State)
  3. Kemba Walker (Connecticut)
Nolan Smith (Duke) and Derrick Williams (Arizona) round out the top five.

Click this link to see all of the results.
Posted on: February 8, 2011 12:11 pm
 

My current top three for POY

I just submitted my top three National Player of the Year candidates for the AnnArbor.com straw poll.

Here's what I sent Mike Rothstein:
  1. Jimmer Fredette (BYU)
  2. Jared Sullinger (Ohio State)
  3. Kemba Walker (Connecticut)
The results of the straw poll will be announced later this week.
Posted on: January 19, 2011 1:52 am
 

Fredette takes and makes 30-foot jumper

Jimmer Fredette got 21 points in BYU's win over TCU late Tuesday.

Nothing special.

Just 21.

But three of those 21 came on a ridiculous 30-foot jumper, and, just so we're clear, the shot wasn't at the end of a half or as the shot clock was about to expire. In other words, it wasn't forced by circumstances. Fredette simply looked up, saw he had a clean look and pulled because, well, I'll let him tell you why. "I take pride in being able to shoot from anywhere," Fredette said. "If they're not going to guard me, I'm going to take that shot."

Fair enough, Jimmer.

Fair enough.

(Click this link to watch the shot on YouTube.)
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: January 12, 2011 11:38 am
 

UConn's Walker POY leader, according to poll

AnnArbor.com's Mike Rothstein is conducting a National Player of the Year straw poll for the third straight season.

Fifty-five writers submitted ballots with their top three choices.

My ballot looked like this:
  1. Kemba Walker (Connecticut)
  2. Jared Sullinger (Ohio State)
  3. Jimmer Fredette (BYU)
That's also how the top three of the straw poll look.

Click this link to check it out.
Posted on: October 27, 2010 2:30 pm
Edited on: October 27, 2010 2:48 pm
 

Jimmer Fredette knows how to stop Jimmer Fredette

I spent some time on the phone with Jimmer Fredette this week in advance of my column on the best of the non-BCS schools. The BYU guard was thoughtful and funny, confident yet humble. And though I didn't use it in the column, my favorite part of our conversation came when I asked the BYU guard what type of defense frustrates him most.

Fredette's response?

"I don't know; I've seen so many different defenses," he said. "But I think one of the most effective things is to double-team me and get the ball out of my hands."

So there you have it, Mountain West Conference coaches. The best way to keep Fredette from hanging 40 on you is to -- seriously, write this down -- double-team him and get the ball out of his hands. (It's always the obvious things that get overlooked, right?) "But the problem with that is that we've got a good team," Fredette continued. "So that's going to leave someone open, and they're going to be able to execute, knock down shots and make plays for themselves."

Let the record show I'd take my chances. If I'm coaching, I'm absolutely trying the get-the-ball-out-of-Jimmer's-hands approach. Five bucks says Sean Miller (Fredette put 49 on Arizona last season), Jim Christian (Fredette put 45 on TCU last season) and Billy Donovan (Fredette put 37 on Florida last year) agree.
Category: NCAAB
 
 
 
 
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