(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
PROVO -- BYU guard Jimmer Fredette was named to the Lute Olsen All-America team Wednesday, his third All-America honor this season. The Glens Falls, N.Y., native was also named All-America honorable mention by the Associated Press and a third-team All-American by Sporting News.
This season Fredette led BYU to a program record 30 wins and helped the Cougars advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. He led BYU in scoring (22.1 ppg), assists (4.7 apg) and three-point percentage (.440) while shooting .892 from the free throw line and adding 41 steals.
Fredette set BYU records with 49 points and nine threes against Arizona and a set an MWC Tournament record with 45 points against TCU. He tied the program’s NCAA Tournament scoring record with 37 points in BYU’s 99-92 double-overtime win over Florida in the first round. For the season he had eight 30-point games and had the fourth-most points (751) and fourth-most assists (159) by a Cougar in a single season.
In addition to the All-America honors, Fredette was named first-team All-MWC and received All-District recognition from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). He was named the District VIII Player of the Year by the USBWA.
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