BYU's Jimmer Fredette led the country in scoring with 28.9 points per game and added 3.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists as he paced the Cougars to the Sweet 16. Fredette is College Basketball News/Best Buy Player of the Year edging NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player Kemba Walker. The following is a look at the five College Basketball News/Best Buy All-American teams.
April 28, 2011
The Cougars are preparing for a big conference showdown against a team with a tough frontcourt, and no, it isn't San Diego State. Rather, BYU will face 13-5 Colorado State on Saturday in Fort Collins. Though the Cougars have had their way with the Rams in recent years, the matchup should be a more difficult one this season.
January 21, 2011
Saturday's game against an 8-1 Arizona Wildcat team just outside of the top 25 is a big matchup in and of itself, but it holds a little more intrigue after what happened when the two teams faced off last year. Jimmer Fredette scored a BYU-record 49 points en route to a 99-69 victory, and a greatly improved Wildcat team will be looking for redemption at Energy Solutions Arena.
December 10, 2010
On Monday the Associated Press announced that senior BYU guard Jimmer Fredette was named to its preseason All-America team. He joins Duke's Kyle Singer, North Carolina's Harrison Barnes, Kansas State's Jacob Pullen and Purdue's JaJuan Johnson. Fredette talked about the honor – among other topics – following Tuesday's practice.
November 2, 2010
BYU may return a preseason All-American in Jimmer Fredette, as well as other contributors from BYU's all-time winningest men's basketball team, but they will also have to make do this year without a number of last year's key contributors. If the team is to achieve the lofty expectations set forth by fans and media, then others will have to step up and keep the Cougars from becoming a one-man show.
October 15, 2010
Jimmer Fredette spoke to the media on Tuesday about his declaring for the NBA draft. After a stellar junior season, he is looking to test the waters and see if he can potentially be a first-round draft pick. However, should that not happen, he knows he can be part of a great BYU team next year and build upon his Cougar legacy. Here's what he had to say about the big decision ahead of him.
April 20, 2010
On Monday it was announced that Jimmer Fredette received Mountain West Conference first-team honors, while Jonathan Tavernari was a third-team selection and the league's Sixth Man of the Year. After practice the two talked about their individual honors and about the upcoming conference tournament.
March 8, 2010