Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 at 9:36 am  |  9 responses

Jimmer Fredette Scores 47 Points, Takes National Scoring Lead

by David Cassilo / @dcassilo

If you aren’t aware of just how good Jimmer Fredette is after Tuesday night, then you may never be.

Against in-state rival Utah, Fredette led BYU with 47 points as the Cougars blew past the Utes, 104-79. It was a shooting clinic for the senior guard as he made 16-of-28 shots from the field, including 6-of-9 from long distance.

His 47 points coupled with Kemba Walker’s 18 on Tuesday make Fredette’s the nation’s leading scorer at 26.1 ppg.

On Tuesday night, there might not have been a team in the country that could have stopped Fredette.

From The Salt Lake Tribune:

They flat out got Jimmered — by the count of 104-79, as Fredette bludgeoned them with his 47 points. And it wasn’t just the scoring totals that rolled them, it was the way they came, in rapid-fire bursts from stupid-long range.

Not just stupid-long range, preposterous range. A 30-footer here, a 27-footer there, a 25-footer just for good measure, and a 40-footer launched a nanosecond before the half ended. That last blast stretched the margin in what had been a relatively close contest into a 53-42 Cougars lead at the break.

It got worse.

“When you’re feeling it, you’re feeling it,” said Fredette, who then used odd terminology to mirror what has already been said here. “There’s nothing you can do about it.”

Fredette’s breakout game on Tuesday might officially throw him to the top of the Player of the Year race. If he isn’t the country’s top player, he is now without a doubt its top scorer, and BYU could add a Stephen Curry/Davidson feel to this year’s tournament.

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  • JuicyM

    good stuff

  • First & Foremost

    LOL, one could believe Stuart Scott wrote the excerpt.

    All that is missing is the proper use of the word ‘redunkulous’

    Now lets toss it back to you guys in the studio.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    And Talor Battle went for 26 as Penn State knocked off its second straight top-20 opponent. Albany represented like a mother last night.

  • Brandon H

    Some good players indeed come from upstate ny too….

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Man, wasn’t he JUST featured in a recent SLAM? Props for finding this man!

  • Noel

    After hitting that 40 ft buzzer beater he turned, no smile, and walked off like it was nothing. Gangsta

  • the truth

    that spin move/cross up with the right and finish with the left reverse was NASTY!

  • Silverselectjd

    Dude can shoot, no doubt! Dude missed a dunk too, though! Can’t have everything!

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^Noel.. my lil bro hit a shot almost just like that the other night at half time in his high school game and didnt even crack a smile while just walking off the court headin towards the locker room lol