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GatorMan32
04-13-2011, 10:41 AM
Whereas other NBA prospects often drop out of school during spring semester in order to focus all their attention on preparing for the upcoming draft, Jimmer Fredette has stopped attending classes for a different reason.

BYU actually requested it.

College basketball's consensus national player of the year is doing all his schoolwork online this semester because his presence had become a distraction in class. Al Fredette told the Glens Falls Post-Star that starstruck students were approaching his son during lectures for autographs and photographs.

"It was getting too disruptive," Al Fredette said. "He can't go anywhere in Provo without being recognized."

That Jimmermania has disrupted Fredette's daily life should come as no surprise to those who followed his meteoric rise from all-conference guard to college basketball's breakout star. Each long-distance 3-pointer or 40-point scoring barrage increased the spotlight on the unassuming senior guard to the point that in the past three weeks alone he graced the cover of Sports Illustrated, appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," and shot down lingering rumors that he's getting engaged.

It's probably more convenient for Fredette to take classes online since he hasn't spent much time at BYU in recent weeks. In the wake of BYU's NCAA tournament run ending at the hands of second-seeded Florida in the Sweet 16 last month, Fredette has traveled to Houston and Los Angeles to collect national player of the year awards.

One of the best measures of Fredette's newfound fame came at the terminal at Los Angeles International Airport as the BYU star was flying back to Salt Lake City on Saturday after collecting the Wooden Award. According to the Salt Lake City Tribune, dozens of fans — kids and adults alike — mobbed Fredette in hopes of getting a picture or an autograph.

That level of fame has forced Fredette to take precautions to avoid being recognized in Provo.

"I asked him what he does on campus when he goes out," Al told the Post-Star. "He said he wears a hoodie and tries not to make eye contact."

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/blog/the_dagger/post/Why-BYU-has-asked-Jimmer-Fredette-to-stop-attend?urn=ncaab-wp2083

Kid brings all kinds of good publicity to their school and program and they ask him to not go to class because other kids can't focus on class. That seems to have been handled well LOL Could you imagine if Florida asked Tebow to stop going to class? Or UK asking Wall to drop out? Alabama with Ingram? LOL

georgiaguy31015
04-13-2011, 05:05 PM
How in the world would you think at any point and time this would be a good idea?

kentubbybasketball
04-13-2011, 09:27 PM
He's definitely gonna be set in Provo, Utah for the rest of his life. If basketball ever falls thru for him.

How do you guys think he'll do in the NBA? I think when you are a specialty player like Dennis Rodman (rebounding), Mutumbo (shotblocking), Redick/Curry (shooting), you will be fine in the pros.

georgiaguy31015
04-14-2011, 06:23 AM
I think the best he can hope for is to be a solid bench/role player.

GatorMan32
04-14-2011, 10:07 AM
What gets me is he was not a distraction until he could no longer help them win games LOL

I think he will be a better version of a shooting specialist as he is better off the dribble than JJ Redick and has better range. I think he will have some issues as NBA players will be able to be physical with him the way Florida was when he took like 32 shots to get his 30.

GR8NESS
04-14-2011, 10:40 AM
I hate BYU.

kentubbybasketball
04-14-2011, 04:53 PM
What gets me is he was not a distraction until he could no longer help them win games LOL

I think he will be a better version of a shooting specialist as he is better off the dribble than JJ Redick and has better range. I think he will have some issues as NBA players will be able to be physical with him the way Florida was when he took like 32 shots to get his 30.

Great point about the distraction thing. Fredette was a bit more team-oriented than JJ IMO in the sense that Fredette did play the 1 in college. JJ did not. Fredette did shoot a lot though I know.

Storm
04-14-2011, 05:30 PM
a small white dude that can shoot the three and refuses to play defense? sounds like an NBA coaches dream.

HunkerDown
04-15-2011, 12:43 PM
I hate BYU.

Me too. And Jimmer's a douchebag. With quite possibly the gayest name of alltime.

kentubbybasketball
04-16-2011, 06:38 AM
As a teacher, I can see how they would be frustrated by their class being torn up. But, college professors are pansies compared to high school teachers.

OffThePorch
04-16-2011, 08:34 AM
As a teacher, I can see how they would be frustrated by their class being torn up. But, college professors are pansies compared to high school teachers.

lol... you are the definition of pansy... i wouldnt let you teach my dog....

Wave&Dawgs
04-16-2011, 10:11 AM
Misleading thread title much? They aren't asking him to drop out of school, just to take his classes online.

Just Some Hog Dude
04-16-2011, 10:12 AM
It's a private school.

fodive
04-16-2011, 10:17 AM
I don't think UK had to worry about Wall being a distraction in class, GM...

GR8NESS
04-16-2011, 10:34 AM
I don't think UK had to worry about Wall being a distraction in class, GM...

You can think that all you want, but I had a class with Cousins and Bledsoe -- much less academically oriented than the 3.2 student Wall, and they went to it more than me.

Urb Gruber
04-16-2011, 10:42 AM
Misleading thread title much? They aren't asking him to drop out of school, just to take his classes online.

This x 1,000,000.

GatorMan32
04-16-2011, 11:33 AM
I don't think UK had to worry about Wall being a distraction in class, GM...

ouch...

Wave, whatever. They did not ask him to drop out of his classes until he could no longer win basketball games for them. Weak beyond belief.

kentubbybasketball
04-16-2011, 12:16 PM
You can think that all you want, but I had a class with Cousins and Bledsoe -- much less academically oriented than the 3.2 student Wall, and they went to it more than me.

Outside of Orton last spring, I'm impressed with how most of our players have done in the classroom over the last several years, dealing with three different coaches and early entrant issues.

UK'sRash
04-16-2011, 12:23 PM
My english teacher last semester had Wall in one of her other sections, she said he was one of her best students. Said that he was one of the few students in the whole university that actually cared about a basic-required english class.

kentubbybasketball
04-16-2011, 12:27 PM
True. Funny how people feel they must tare down Wall because he left college early. He made $5 million this year in basketball alone. Too bad fodive hsas to make stupid jokes at an excellent student.

SCfan804
04-16-2011, 12:40 PM
Surprising, considering the reaction of the student body the last time a controversial decision was made regarding one of their basketball players.

http://www.onionsportsnetwork.com/articles/byu-students-protest-brandon-davies-dismissal-by-h,19679/?utm_source=recentnews


PROVO, UT—In response to Brigham Young basketball player Brandon Davies' suspension from the Cougar squad for having premarital sex with his girlfriend, his fellow students have taken to their school's campus en masse, protesting the player's expulsion by engaging in flagrant public sex.

"While Davies may have violated the honor code, that code has nothing to do with 'honor' at all," BYU sophomore Clayton Ross said Wednesday as he vigorously penetrated his girlfriend, sophomore Amanda Hesketh, beneath the bronze statue of school founder and namesake Brigham Young. "It has more to do with an attitude of moral control on the part of the university that we find—unhh—that we find distrustful and distasteful and, oh my God, oh my God. Amanda!"

"Wow," an exhausted Ross continued. "Anyway, that's why we're out here doing this."

On the evening of Mar. 1, BYU officials announced that Davies, a promising sophomore center, had been released from the basketball team, a decision that sent the shocked campus into an uproar. Within minutes, the campus was filled with demonstrating, groaning students engaged in sexual intercourse in support of Davies.

Over the next week, students began organizing large-scale protest orgies via Twitter and Facebook, with a majority of the university's undergraduates gathering to **** one another's brains out all day and all night on the campus's main quad, on the steps of the Smoot Administration Building, and throughout the BYU Museum of Art.

At one point the entire football field at LaVell Edwards Stadium was covered in naked students close to, or achieving, climax.

"I'm sure Davies' teammates knew all about his relations with his girlfriend," said business administration major Katherine Fagin as she rode her boyfriend, Daniel Samson, on the roof of the Spencer W. Kimball Tower. "Nnnngh. Oh. Oh! Ahhh. But do you think they're going to suspend Jimmer Fredette for not reporting Davies? I doubt it."

BYU officials confirmed that students who are caught having sex on campus will be charged with honor-code violations in accordance with university bylaws, but they acknowledged the sheer number of students copulating in solidarity with Davies had made the situation unwieldy for proctors and resident assistants attempting to control the situation.

"There were an estimated 4,000 students having sex inside the performing arts center," Associate Dean of Students Jonathan Kau said. "So it's virtually impossible to establish any semblance of order. And the students are so absorbed in all the passionate sex they're having that they don't even pay attention when I try to stop them. I did call the police, who at one point tried to hose them down, but the students just seemed to like that more."

"I am also somewhat concerned about their safety," Kau added. "Especially for the couple I saw engaged with each other against a full-length window in the Lee Library. I'm pretty sure sex standing up against a window is an honor-code violation, anyway."

University officials admitted that the round-the-clock demonstrations, which "show absolutely no signs of slackening," have been peaceful if occasionally vocal. No damage has been done to the school's facilities or buildings, and where gardens or lawns have been disturbed, students have reportedly tried to replace divots and remove any wrappers, used condoms, or other detritus.

"No one has missed class, no one has been hurt, and everything we've done has been out of principle," junior class president Lucas Williams said from between the thighs of his girlfriend Marissa Haley on the north campus lawn. "In fact, by most people's definition, everyone has acted honorably. All we want is for the administration to admit that and engage with us in a frank discussion of the honor code. Until then, we'll be out here every day. Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. Oh, you bet we will. That's right. Yes."

While Davies remains suspended, he was present on the bench for the Cougars' home win against Wyoming last Saturday night, smiling as his team won a share of the Mountain West Conference championship in front of a jubilantly cheering and ****ing crowd.

"It was really special to be there, even if I had to sit on the bench in street clothes between a guy getting blown and a couple of juniors watching the game while doing the reverse cowgirl," said Davies, who was also allowed to cut down the net in a magnanimous decision by Coach Dave Rose that is sure to become controversial. "And when all those fans rushed the court at the buzzer, tore off their clothes, and just started doing it all over the floor…I kind of got misty, I admit it."

"Now I want to come back worse than ever," Davies added.

lbzdually
04-16-2011, 12:47 PM
Me too. And Jimmer's a douchebag. With quite possibly the gayest name of alltime.

Kemba
God Shamgodd
Sundiata
Rudy Gay- the gayest IMO.
Ish Smith
Nene
Cocoa Crisp
Milton Bradley
Boubacar Aw

Wave&Dawgs
04-16-2011, 06:16 PM
ouch...

Wave, whatever. They did not ask him to drop out of his classes until he could no longer win basketball games for them. Weak beyond belief.

My point is that your thread title is false. They didn't ask him to drop out of school.

GR8NESS
04-18-2011, 02:22 PM
True. Funny how people feel they must tare down Wall because he left college early. He made $5 million this year in basketball alone. Too bad fodive hsas to make stupid jokes at an excellent student.

One of my friends works in the Arts&Sciences Enrollment office, and Wall has enrolled in a Biology and a Sociology class for the May term. Apparently he wants to get his degree. :think:

kentubbybasketball
04-18-2011, 07:26 PM
You sure it's that John Wall? lol... that's a somewhat common name? jk

That doesn't surprise me. He was somewhat torn with what to do about the NBA draft and he was the clear #1 pick. I think it says a lot about him that he'd continue his education with no reason to do such. He just made more money in one year (over $5 mil) than most of us will make ever.

bigblueja
04-20-2011, 01:42 PM
congrats to John. He's no dummy. Good for him getting back in school. That would also tell me that he doesn't look for the NBA to get kicked off next season. Since that time frame is huge for players to get ready.

bigblueja
04-20-2011, 01:44 PM
and secondly on that if he gets his degree does that mean that Bobby Knight will have to eat a little crow. I mean after all he is trying to get his degree, correct