Jimmer Fredette’s engagement assisted by presidential candidate (sort of)

Jimmer Fredette proposed to his college sweetheart, Whitney Wonnacott late this summer.  And you might not have guessed it, but the Kings rookie-guard-to-be is quite romantic.  With a little help (kind of) from a Republican presidential candidate (and no, it wasn’t Mitt Romney, as conventional wisdom would lead one to believe), here’s how he popped the question.  From the Deseret News:

 It happened on Aug. 29, when I went to a golf tournament at Jon Huntsman’s private golf course up in Driggs, Idaho. I told her (Whitney Wonnacott) I was getting back to Provo a lot later than I actually was getting back, so she wasn’t expecting to see me that day. I had my sister in on the plan and told her to have Whitney meet her at the house that I am staying at right now (in Provo), knowing that Whitney would come. When she got to my house, there was a little note on the bed that read, ‘There is present outside for you. Sorry I couldn’t get back. You’ve got to go and find it.” She went outside and there was actually a present out there. I bought her a little pair of shoes. While this was happening, I was in the house. When they both returned to the room, I was there on my knee. She said “yes” and the rest is history. It was a great night.

They’re planning to tie the knot in June of next year in Colorado.

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Jonathan Santiago serves Cowbell Kingdom as senior editor specializing in writing, podcasting and video production. He also handles the majority of CK’s day-to-day beat coverage of the Kings.