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Where He Is Now: First round
Where He Could End Up: Top 10
Questions are starting to swirl around Jimmer's ability to play at the next level again. A few weeks ago, he and BYU were on top of the college basketball world.
The suspension of sophomore forward Brandon Davies has changed all that. The team has been much worse without him, and most critics are blaming Fredette for that.
Those criticisms are undeserved. The Cougars haven't run an offense all year. Coach Dave Rose has his team running pick-and-rolls 40 feet from the basket, but other than that, they don't really do anything.
To expect one player to score on five on just about every possession is ridiculous. And on the rare occasions that those five opposing players stop Jimmer and force him to pass, his teammates generally miss the open shot.
Brandon Davies managed to take at least a little pressure off Jimmer. With him gone, BYU has absolutely no inside presence.
So to blame this team's troubles on Fredette is insane, especially when you consider the fact that he's averaged 35.4 points, four rebounds and 3.2 assists per game since the suspension.
He's doing everything he can to carry a team that doesn't have much talent outside of him.
Whether or not the criticism is warranted, BYU will have to win at least three games in this tournament to quiet it down.
And of course, Jimmer will have to be spectacular in order to get that many wins.