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Dave Rose should be applauded for the job he did for BYU this year.
The Cougars finished the season at 30-4, and played much better than most expected them to after they lost forward Brandon Davies to suspension.
However, basing everything you do on offense around one player can be problematic for several reasons.
It makes it a lot easier for opposing teams to design their defense, it does nothing for the confidence of everyone not named Jimmer and if that one player is off, the game is over.
At times, BYU's offense was painfully unimaginative. Running a pick-and-roll 35 feet from the basket is only going to work so many times.
Plus, I have to wonder if anybody on the coaching staff had any control over Fredette this year.
While I'd almost always be happier with a 25 foot Jimmer bomb than a 10 foot pull-up from Noah Hartsock, there were times when Fredette was undoubtedly out of control.
In those situations, there seemed to be no effort to reel him back in.
At the next level, NBA coaching staffs should be more effective in harnessing Jimmer's confidence and passion.