New York Hoops Star Favors BYU

Remember the name Jimmer Fredette. It is not an easy name to forget, and BYU basketball fans may be hearing it a lot in the near future. The sharp shooting guard talks recruiting with TBS after lighting up tournaments around the nation.

Jimmer Fredette is an extremely hot basketball prospect from upstate New York who will be visiting BYU on an official visit September 8th -11th. At 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, Fredette played varsity basketball at Glens Falls High School since the 9th grade. He was recently offered a scholarship by BYU.

"I have scholarship offers from BYU, Sienna, and UMass," Fredette said. "I'm also hearing a lot from Georgetown, George Mason, Virginia Tech, Wichita State, Utah, and West Virginia."

As a freshman, Fredette averaged 16 points per game. His scoring average jumped to 28 points as a sophomore, and last year, he put up 30 points per game. When asked how he was able to play so young on a varsity team Fredette said:

"I have older brothers who I've grown up playing with," Fredette said. "I used to be a little chunky, so I worked on my outside shot a lot. When I started playing varsity, I just knocked down my open shots and took it to the hole on occasion."

Glens Falls High School is in the second highest division in New York. During a 64-team tournament last year, Fredette scored 40 points in a game and earned tournament MVP honors. His career high is 54 points in a game.

Fredette describes himself as a combo guard who can play the point or the shooting guard spot. He sees the floor well and can shoot lights out.

"Right now I'd say BYU is my favorite school," Fredette said. "I have a lot of family out there, my sister lives out there, and I've visited unofficially before."

Fredette said he would like to make a college choice by November, before his senior season starts. Right now Fredette is playing AAU ball all over the country with his team Albany City Rocks. Fredette was just playing a game in Las Vegas when TBS spoke with him.

Most of Fredette's contact with BYU goes through Coach Wardenburg. Fredette also spent some time on the court with several BYU players during a recent trip to Provo, Utah.

"I enjoyed playing with those guys," Fredette said. "I thought I played pretty well, I hit my shots and had a good time."

Fredette said he has no plans at this time to go on a mission. He wants to play four straight years.

"BYU is losing 4 guards this year, so it would be a good situation for me to come in and play," said Fredette.

After his junior year Fredette was named first team all-state. He was also Channel 10 Player of the year.

TBS will check in with Fredette in September to find out how his official visit to BYU went.


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