Jimmer Fredette Ordered to Play Hooky

by April 11, 2011

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.”