If you've been following us online, you'd know that Jimmer Fredette was recently inducted in the Capital District Hall of Fame in New York. Not bad for someone about to enter his junior year of college.
After doing a little more research about Jimmer's impact at BYU in his two years so far as a Cougar, I came up with a few tidbits.
- The first Cougar point guard since Marty Haws in 1989-90 to earn first-team all-conference honors. Haws was a senior that season and ironically, his son Tyler will be a freshman on the team this fall.
- Going back even further in the history books, Fredette is the first Cougar sophomore to earn first-team all-conference honors since Michael Smith in 1986-87. Only nine other Cougars have earn all-conference honors as sophomores: Danny Ainge (78-79), Kresimir Cosic (70-71), Kari Liimo (66-67), Terry Tebbs (54-55), Joe Nelson (47-48), Randy Clark (47-48), Floyd Millet (33-34), Jay Whitman (33-34) and Elwood Romney (31-32).
- Fredette has scored 780 points in his first two seasons, coming off the bench as a freshman and starting 32 of 33 games as a sophomore. The only other Cougars in the last decade to score more points in their freshman and sophomore seasons were Trent Plaisted with 824 in 2005-06 and 2006-07 and Mark Bigelow with 866 points in 1998-99 and 2001-02 (served a two-year mission in between). Fredette started 32 of 68 games in his first two years while Bigelow started 57 of 58 and Plaisted started 62 of 63 games. Fredette's sophomore scoring average of 16.2 points is the highest of the three.
Check out this video prepared by our video services coordinator, Jordan Feinauer, for the hall of fame induction ceremony.
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