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Jimmer Fredette: The people want me in Utah

Posted on: May 22, 2011 12:48 pm
Edited on: May 22, 2011 12:52 pm
 
BYU guard Jimmer Fredette says that he is the people's choice in Utah. Posted by Ben Golliver. jimmer-fredette

As a big-time scorer for BYU, guard Jimmer Fredette became a household name nationwide. But that level of fame pales in comparison to his standing in Utah, where he's a true phenomenon. Indeed, local pressure on the Utah Jazz to draft him and keep him within the state's borders has been immense for months.

Fredette isn't bothering to pretend that he can't hear those voices. Speaking to the Deseret News at the Chicago pre-draft combine, Fredette made it clear that he knows he's the people's choice.
"That's what the people want," Fredette said of being drafted by the Jazz. "But I don't think (Jazz officials) should make the decision on what the people want. They ought to make a decision on what they think is best for their personnel. If I go there, it's great. If not, I'll be somewhere else. So I'm just looking forward to where it's at."
He even talks like a larger-than-life phenom. "The people." It's like he's delivering his pre-draft interviews from on top of a mount.

On the bright side, at least he didn't say: "The people want The Jimmer."

Anyway, Fredette signaled that the Jazz are interested in drafting him, telling the paper: "They definitely like me... I know they're definitely interested. So we'll see how it goes."

Fredette also noted that he will work out for the Jazz and that he has received positive reviews from the Phoenix Suns and Indiana Pacers as well.

Given that Utah holds both the No. 3 pick and the No. 12 pick and that the team needs a new face of the franchise after trading All-Star point guard Deron Williams to the New Jersey Nets, there's a decent chance that "the people" get their wish on this one.
Comments

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: May 23, 2011 5:33 pm
 

Jimmer Fredette: The people want me in Utah

Don't they have enough white fannies in the seats already in Utah?!



Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: May 23, 2011 3:00 pm
 

Jimmer Fredette: The people want me in Utah

Why would anybody want to play in Utah??



Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: May 23, 2011 11:18 am
 

Jimmer Fredette: The people want me in Utah

Quit your Ute hate.  Get over yourself.



Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: May 23, 2011 10:41 am
 

Jimmer Fredette: The people want me in Utah

Must be a Ute fan



Since: Apr 19, 2010
Posted on: May 23, 2011 10:16 am
 

Jimmer Fredette: The people want me in Utah

I think Utah could use him.  After losing Korver they don't have a decent shooter on the roster other than Okur who can't stay healthy.  They have a log jam at PF, Center, and SF with Favors, Milsap, Jefferson, Okur, AK47, Miles, Hayward, and Evans.  What they need is shooters to help these interior guys out.  If they can't trade these picks to get a good SG, they should use both picks to fill their void of shooters.  I think Fredette would do a good job backing up Harris and would give them an instant scoring threat off of the bench.  If he improves his defense he may be able to be a starter one day.  In a normal draft, I wouldn't take a project at #12, but this entire draft is full of projects and is weak overall.  Fredette would fill a hole that Utah has with its lack of outside shooters.



Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: May 23, 2011 6:25 am
 

Jimmer Fredette: The people want me in Utah

The People want you in the city or brooklyn!!! 

just incase he didnt realize 



Since: May 30, 2007
Posted on: May 23, 2011 4:16 am
 

Jimmer Fredette: The people want me in Utah

No real Jazz fans want you, since you suck.



Since: Oct 10, 2007
Posted on: May 23, 2011 2:06 am
 

Jimmer Fredette: The people want me in Utah

He is a wasted 1st rnd pick at #12. He is a good college player but won't be anything in the NBA



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: May 23, 2011 1:32 am
 

Jimmer Fredette: The people want me in Utah

NO WE DON'T!!

We are not going to waste a pick on a ball hog who can't play defense.

The only one who should be worried about Jimmer possibly making an NBA roster is Kevin Kruger, who will have some competition for NBA-D league MVP honors if the jimmer makes it.

He is so full of himself, please somebody take him on the east coast as far away from Utah as possible.



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: May 23, 2011 12:50 am
 

Jimmer Fredette: The people want me in Utah

After that solid performance and great interviewing in the combine, he might not be around for Utah's #12.

As for all the Mormon jokes, well clearly none of you have been to Energy Solutions. Even the mormon mothers with their children call refs every dirty name in the book. It's insane!



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