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Jimmer Fredette knows how to stop Jimmer Fredette

Posted on: October 27, 2010 2:30 pm
Edited on: October 27, 2010 2:48 pm
I spent some time on the phone with Jimmer Fredette this week in advance of my column on the best of the non-BCS schools. The BYU guard was thoughtful and funny, confident yet humble. And though I didn't use it in the column, my favorite part of our conversation came when I asked the BYU guard what type of defense frustrates him most.

Fredette's response?

"I don't know; I've seen so many different defenses," he said. "But I think one of the most effective things is to double-team me and get the ball out of my hands."

So there you have it, Mountain West Conference coaches. The best way to keep Fredette from hanging 40 on you is to -- seriously, write this down -- double-team him and get the ball out of his hands. (It's always the obvious things that get overlooked, right?) "But the problem with that is that we've got a good team," Fredette continued. "So that's going to leave someone open, and they're going to be able to execute, knock down shots and make plays for themselves."

Let the record show I'd take my chances. If I'm coaching, I'm absolutely trying the get-the-ball-out-of-Jimmer's-hands approach. Five bucks says Sean Miller (Fredette put 49 on Arizona last season), Jim Christian (Fredette put 45 on TCU last season) and Billy Donovan (Fredette put 37 on Florida last year) agree.
Category: NCAAB

Since: Sep 14, 2009
Posted on: October 27, 2010 4:13 pm

There are no BCS schools in basketball.

I hate when you sports writers do that. If you are going to try to belittle the schools, at least use the term "mid-major." Don't corrupt college basketball with that garbage.

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