Fredette Earns Sporting News All-America Honors

Jimmer Fredette has been named a third-team All-American by Sporting News. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Sporting News has named BYU guard Jimmer Fredette to its 2009-10 College Basketball All-America Third Team.

Fredette, a 6-foot-2 junior, has emerged as one of the top offensive threats in the nation, averaging 20.6 points and 4.7 assists while shooting .465 from the field, .472 from three and .881 from the free throw line.

The Glens Falls, N.Y., native has scored 33-plus points five times and 20-plus points 18 times. He burst onto the national scene when he posted BYU records of 49 points and nine threes at Arizona while adding nine assists and seven boards in leading the Cougars to a 99-69 win against the Wildcats. Fredette also scored 36 points at home against rival Utah, a BYU record for points against the Utes.

In addition to third-team All-America honors from Sporting News, Fredette has been named first-team All-MWC and the MWC Player of the Week five times. He is a national player of the year candidate, having been named a Naismith Trophy Midseason Candidate, a Wooden Trophy Candidate and an Oscar Robertson Trophy finalist.

Joining Fredette on the third team are Jordan Crawford of Xavier, Jacob Pullen of Kansas State, Darington Hobson of New Mexico and Luke Harangody.

SPORTING NEWS ALL-AMERICANS

First team

G James Anderson, Oklahoma State

G Scottie Reynolds,Villanova

G Evan Turner, Ohio State

G John Wall, Kentucky

G Greivis Vasquez, Maryland

Second team

G Sherron Collins, Kansas

G Jon Scheyer, Duke

F Damion James, Texas

F Wesley Johnson, Syracuse

F/C DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky

Third team

G Jordan Crawford, Xavier

G Jimmer Fredette, BYU

G Jacob Pullen, Kansas State

F Darington Hobson, New Mexico

C Luke Harangody, Notre Dame

Fourth team

G Jerome Randle, California

G Devan Downey, South Carolina

G Malcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech

G Matt Bouldin, Gonzaga

G Tweety Carter, Baylor

Fifth team

G Andy Rautins, Syracuse

G Trevon Hughes, Wisconsin

F Lazar Hayward, Marquette

F Kyle Singler, Duke

F Austin Freeman, Georgetown