Glens Falls Excited by Jimmer’s Decision

May 10th, 2010 by Quinn Gooch Leave a reply »
Provo wasn’t the only place that gave a big sigh of relief when Jimmer Fredette decided to forgo a shot at the NBA this year and return to BYU for his senior season.

Glens Falls, New York, Jimmer’s home town, can now officially look forward to one of the biggest sporting events in the history of the community. Fredette and the BYU Cougars are scheduled to play the Vermont Catamounts on December 8 at the 6,000 seat Glens Falls Civic Center.

The idea for the game was originally conceived by Glens Falls Mayor Jack Diamond. “We are excited that Jimmer has chosen to come back to finish his senior year and complete his education,” Diamond told Deep Shades of Blue this afternoon. “The only question now is when will tickets go on sale!”

Diamond says the contract to play the game in Glens Falls has already been signed by Vermont and that he expects to receive a signed contract from BYU Athletic Director  Tom Holmoe within the next day or two. He says that wording in the BYU contract needing minor tweaking. “Dave Rice and BYU have been great to work with. They have been very open and they made things material ...

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