Monday, April 11th, 2011 at 2:08 pm  |  32 responses

Jimmer Fredette Ordered to Play Hooky

The Jimmer and his celebrity status is proving to be too much for the classroom. PostStar has the story: “Jimmer Fredette has stopped going to classes at Brigham Young University. That is not unusual for college basketball stars who plan to make their living in the NBA, but in this case it was the school that requested it. ‘It was getting too disruptive,’ said Al Fredette, Jimmer’s father, who explained that Jimmer’s fame in Provo, Utah, has led to constant requests for autographs and photographs. ‘He can’t go anywhere in Provo without being recognized.’ He now does all his schoolwork online. Fredette has become a national celebrity over the past few months and has been named almost everyone’s national collegiate basketball player of the year.”

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  • Oh Nose

    must be nice……lol….

  • Jer dawg

    Kind of cool. Hopefully his celebritie is more than 15 minutes. Way to go, Jimmer.

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    Good thing he’s doing the work online, otherwise he’d be violating the sacred code of ethics!

  • Fat Lever

    Makes me think that Jimmer isn’t the only one that should have completed his work online. Brandon Davies, anyone?

  • Jono

    so much hype over a potential 12th man in the NBA

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  • rich

    this reminds me of when people said curry was another redick chill out nd wait for him to play a game

  • Yesse

    Well, atleast he is studying. I thought he thought he was too good in bball and didn’t need school.

  • http://www.facebook.com 9steele9

    well played, Fat Lever

  • Nate C

    There is internet at BYU? So what is Adam Morrison up to these days?

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    Adam Morrison Jr… although @Nate C you kinda beat me to it.

  • kool860

    I like Jimmer alot… but Kemba Walker deserved the Wooden Award. Hands down the best player in the country.

  • http://http//portlandfan1203.blogspot.com Karley

    Adam Morrison wasnt good enough for pro so he has 2 championship rings and he is probably playing somewhere in Europe i think Jimmer is going to be like a JJ Redick. Good shooter able to compete but nothing great. I mean nobody thought Gordan Heyward was going anyone. But he is starting for the jazz and ate Kobe’s steak a week ago

  • cecil

    i don’t think eating another man’s steak should be a good thing.

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    cosign cecil

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    Kobe is a steak, technically.
    And who says “play hooky” anymore?

  • Nate C

    btw I’m not hatin on Jimmer, I like the kid, I just think he is to basketball as Chingy was to rap music

  • R3tRO

    Kemba was robbed and will turn out to be a better player than Jimmer in the Nba. &SN; You never eat another man’s steak .. Ever

  • Spursnation

    Let the kid enjoy the notoriety while it lasts. He deserves 5 minutes of fame.

  • dma

    i like Jimmer but i’m pretty sure if Walker or some other black player took 30 foot jumpers, he’d be benched right quick. with that being said, i still like the kid and i hope he succeeds in the nba.

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    The only thing that rivals Jimmer Hype is Jimmer Hate.

  • Shameless

    @Nate C: Calling him the Chingy of basketball sure sound like hating to me.

  • The Dude

    What would Jimmer do?

  • EGOT

    I go to BYU, and I can testify that the Jimmermania is in full effect. This still surprises me, though. BYU kids need to chill out!

  • Brandon Davies

    too bad he can’t capitalize on that popularity with the honeys…

  • theDankerNuggets

    ah to be the big man on campus and get with more fine ladies than you know what to do with… oh wait

  • http://dude Chukaz

    Dude they’re gonna eat him alive in the nba for being a virgin. His first year in the league he’s gonna be a rookie (they get picked on) and a virgin (they get picked on). N he’s white! A white virgin rookie = suicide watch

  • Lazarus

    jimmer time!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dagsby

    Cosign Chukaz, although there is still hope. Pre-season starts in October, right?

  • Cizzo

    He deserve his rops I’m happy to se a White kid getting that kind of recognition!

  • BYU is Weird!

    BYU probably has some pretty strong firewall blocking all sites that contain words that rhyme with sex, so he wont likely violate his ethics code online.

  • Nate C

    @shameless thats where you cloudy minded hater types miss my point, I like Chingy, still have his albums, but he’s no Jay-Z