2011 NBA Draft: Can Jimmer Fredette Be The Next Stephen Curry?

February 8th, 2011 by Andrew Bailey Leave a reply »
Even though Jimmer Fredette is getting more and more people to buy into his Player of the Year candidacy, many still doubt he can be successful in the NBA.

I recall a very similar situation just a couple years ago.  Stephen Curry dominated the college game, but faced scores of skeptics on his way into the league.

Curry has proved his doubters wrong.  If Jimmer Fredette is given a legitimate shot from whatever team drafts him, he'll do the same.

Fredette continues to separate himself from everyone else in the "nation's best player debate" with every BYU game.

A couple weeks ago, Jimmer's chief competitor for National Player of the Year was Connecticut's Kemba Walker.  A side by side comparison of their stats shows that those two aren't even close at this point.


  Points Assists FG% 3P% FT% Jimmer Fredette 27.6 4.3 47% 41% 90% Kemba Walker 23.2 4.2 42% 34% 80%  

Most people's first reaction to those numbers is to call out the Mountain West as a weak conference.  While it isn't as good as the Big East that Kemba plays in, the Mountain West is the fourth-rank ...

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