NBA Draft Rumors: Is Jimmer Fredette to Utah Jazz a Legitimate Possibility?

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NBA Draft Rumors: Is Jimmer Fredette to Utah Jazz a Legitimate Possibility?
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Sometimes, players just seem destined to play for certain teams. 

Cal Ripken, Jr., a Maryland native, played and became the iconic figure for the Baltimore Orioles over his 20-year MLB career.  Derek Jeter, who vowed he would grow up to become the New York Yankees starting shortstop, fulfilled his promise after he was drafted out of high school by the Bronx Bombers in 1992. 

LeBron James, native son of Akron, Ohio, was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2003 NBA Draft, and all hope was placed on his shoulders to bring an NBA championship to his hometown...

Okay, scratch that last one. 

With the 2011 NBA Draft soon upon us, we have another potential pick of destiny to watch unfold (no, not that Pick of Destiny).  Jimmer Fredette, the Brigham Young University star who has garnered the attention of at least a couple of people throughout his college career, will in all likelihood be taken in the first half of the first round. 

But will the Utah Jazz make all of their hometown fans' dreams (not to mention those of the Jazz marketing team) come true?  Playing at BYU left Fredette somewhat of a polarizing star around the country, but a hero in Utah. This would only fuel the growth of legend.  Surely the Jazz will oblige, right?

Well, let's take a look at some of the most important factors.   

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