One of the great college scorers of all time wrapped up his career tonight.
Jimmer Fredette's BYU career ended tonight with an overtime loss to Florida. What an incredible career it was! I've always appreciated great shooters, especially those with well-rounded skill sets that are able to create many different shots. J.J. Redick was the last "great" college scorer, but really wasn't able to create his own shot off the dribble. It is certainly true that Jimmer can score from anywhere on the floor inside the half court line. If you don't believe me, check out this link: Jimmer from DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!
Unlike Redick (and I like J.J. for the record), Fredette has had an uncanny ability to create his own shot by getting to the rim and using the defense to create space to knockdown the mid-range jumper. In short, no matter how you tried to stop him, he could exploit your weakness to get open shots from anywhere.
What I'm looking most forward to is seeing how/if his game translates to NBA success. If you could mesh Adam Morrison's and J.J. Redick's games, I think you have Jimmer Fredette's game. We all know how extremely underwhelming each of those guys has been in the NBA, but a combination of both (Jimmer), I think, can have success in the Association.
What I do know about Jimmer is this: He has made it well worth the $5 a month I pay DirecTV for the expanded sports package. I have watched the mtn. and CBS College Sports more this season than I probably ever will again. Jimmer Fredette is a player that we will tell our future children/grandchildren about and I wish him the best in the NBA. Thank you Jim-mer!! Clap---Clap---ClapClapClap!