NBA Draft 2011: A Fair Perspective on BYU Star Jimmer Fredette’s Future

March 22nd, 2011 by Byron on Sports Leave a reply »
I like the article "Jimmer Fredette as an NBA Prospect: I would Bet Against Him" by Tyler Stimson.

I am a big fan of Jimmer Fredette the college player, but too many fans overlook Fredette's limitations and make comparisons that will not hold up to scrutiny. To say in the "(b)est-case scenario, he can become the next Deron Williams, Steve Nash or Stephen Curry on the right team" is unfair to Fredette and overlooks some of what he lacks.

A lot of what happens to the Fredette depends on where he lands. For most teams early in the draft, Fredette will be too risky a pick and certainly not the best player on the board given their needs (most of the teams drafting high are there because the team stinks defensively).

Fredette might be able to do what he does now at the next level. If he can't, he'll end up a cautionary tale.

Jimmer is not a project player. He is a player who will be tested. There is no pool "raw athleticism" to work with like there is with Perry Jones or John Wall. He is not suddenly going to develop a lightning-quick first step, the ability to dunk in crowds or grab six or seven boards a game. He does not shoot passing lan ...

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