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BYU's Jimmer Fredette, Notre Dame's Mike Brey get AP awards

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  • onyx1950 West Jordan, UT
    April 2, 2011 7:34 a.m.

    Well deserved by both men. I look forward to watching Jimmer in the NBA. He will become a MVP in the NBA. He has a great work ethic.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    April 2, 2011 8:50 a.m.

    East coast bias prevented the jimer from getting the COY. What'a they know.

  • AK Cougar Palmer, AK
    April 2, 2011 9:49 a.m.

    Well deserved awards for Jimmer and Coach Brey. What a way to finish your college basketball career. It has been a blast to watch.

    Go BYU and everything Cougar

  • TrueBlue Orem, UT
    April 2, 2011 10:23 a.m.

    Jimmer Fredette Awards (so far)

    2011 National Player of the Year:
    --Associated Press
    --Basketball Times
    --CBSSports
    --Sports Illustrated
    --Sporting News
    --FOXSports
    --Yahoo! Sports
    --United States Basketball Writers Association

    2011 Oscar Robertson Trophy (National Player of the Year)
    2011 Adolph Rupp Trophy (National Player of the Year)

    Jimmer led the nation in scoring at 28.9 points per game this season, while shooting 39.6 percent from 3-point range. He also led the Cougars in assists with 4.3 per game, and shot 89.4 percent from the free-throw line. He had 15 games in which he scored at least 30 points, including four 40-plus-point games and a 52-point performance in the MWC Tournament semifinals on March 11 vs. New Mexico.

    While Jimmer was a starter at BYU his junior/senior seasons, the Cougars were 62-11 (84.9%) overall, 27-5 (84.4%) MWC.

  • Captain Sweatpants Hampstead, NC
    April 2, 2011 1:24 p.m.

    Congratulations, Jimmer. You had a remarkable season and career.

    Good luck at the next level.

  • TrueBlue Orem, UT
    April 2, 2011 1:51 p.m.

    Jimmer Fredette Awards (so far)

    2011 National Player of the Year:
    --Associated Press
    --Basketball Times
    --CBSSports
    --Sports Illustrated
    --Sporting News
    --FOXSports
    --Yahoo! Sports
    --United States Basketball Writers Association

    2011 Oscar Robertson Trophy (National Player of the Year)
    2011 Adolph Rupp Trophy (National Player of the Year)

    Jimmer led the nation in scoring at 28.9 points per game this season, while shooting 39.6 percent from 3-point range. He also led the Cougars in assists with 4.3 per game, and shot 89.4 percent from the free-throw line. He had 15 games in which he scored at least 30 points, including four 40-plus-point games and a 52-point performance in the MWC Tournament semifinals on March 11 vs. New Mexico.

    While Jimmer was a starter at BYU his junior/senior seasons, the Cougars were 62-11 (84.9%) overall, 27-5 (84.4%) MWC.

  • fresnogirl Fresno, CA
    April 2, 2011 6:22 p.m.

    Congratulations (again) Jimmer!

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    April 2, 2011 8:28 p.m.

    It's really a shame that these kind of awards come out before the NCAA tournement is over. Fans like winners, you know, when it counts.

    It looks like Kimba will lead Uconn to the National Championship game. Over the past 9 games Uconn has buzz sawed through the toughest teams in the Nation....Kimba leading the way.

    I truly believe the "player of the Year" is a guy who makes his team better and wins when it counts.

    BYU lost the game against Florida because the jimer wouldn't allow his team mates the chance to be their best.

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    April 2, 2011 11:01 p.m.

    The name is "KEMBA" hedgehog; but, as usual, your spelling is about as good as your analysis.

  • BigRich Orem, UT
    April 3, 2011 7:50 a.m.

    I think HH has a point. But he's not taking into consideration what every other POY panel has. 1. Jimmer has consistently excelled every game this year. Kemba has had major down time. 2. Jimmer has achieved this surrounded by far less talented players. You say Jimmer didn't step up in the last loss when he was double and triple teamed. The other players didn't step to take the pressure off him. Kemba has the luxury of a big athletic back court which enables him to enjoy far more one on one situations, open looks and open lanes. After all your nay saying, will you finally be able to congratulate him if he wins?

  • onyx1950 West Jordan, UT
    April 3, 2011 9:17 a.m.

    Hedgehog. Tryn looking at the players kimba played with and the players JIMMER played with. If you would have an openn mind you would know why Jimmer is the player of the year.