He's as pale as snow, white as you could possiby be and he plays in an area of the country that no one cares about. But he may also be the best player in the tournament that no one has heard of.
BYU's Jimmer Fredette is one of the best players in the tournament and his perfomance against Florida was something to be hold. Fredette scored 37 points leading the Mormons to victory. During the game, Fredette showed his trash talking skills by going after Gators forward Chandler Parsons. The BYU star told Parsons, the only Gators player to ever hit two true buzzer-beaters to clinch victories, "no game winning shots tonight."
After having a solid first two years with the Cougars, Fredette has broken out this year. On December 28, 2009 Fredette scored 49 points against the Arizona Wildcats, setting a new BYU record and a new McKale Center record for points scored in a single game. On March 11, 2010, Fredette scored 45 points, shooting 10-for-23 from the field, and making an 23-of-24 free throws, in his team's 95-85 win over TCU. His scoring broke the Mountain West Conference tournament and tournament single-game records. His free throw shooting broke the MWC tournament free throws in a single game. On March 18, 2010, Fredette helped secure BYU's first round win in the the NCAA tournament. He went on to score 37 points and hit two 3-pointers in double overtime to seal the Cougars' 99-92 win over 10th-seeded Florida, the first time they've reached the second round of the tournament in 17 years.
During the year, I have fallen in love with Fredette and his old school game. He might not be the fasted and most atheletic player in the world but he always gets the job done by getting to the rim and hitting jumpers.