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Jimmer Fredette and a group of rookies put on a show Thursday night in Provo, Utah on the campus of BYU. Although team Fredette lost 140-126 to team Leonard, the former Cougar got an incredible send off from more than 11,000 enthusiastic fans. As opposed to most of the other summer league events, Fredette and his Octagon management team, landed a first class facility complete with a free live streaming website and a television deal with the BYU channel. So that means that thousands of folks all over the country got to catch a glimpse of some high flying, fun loving, no defense playing hoops. Coach Steve Fisher came out to coach his former San Diego State star Kawhi Leonard who teamed with the Bucks' first rounder Tobias Harris to lead team Leonard with 24 points apiece. Kemba Walker chipped in 23 points, six rebounds and four assists to drive the offense from the point, while big man Vernon Macklin anchored the post with 18 points on 8/11 shooting and six rebounds. Team Leonard took an 18 point lead into the half, outscoring team Fredette 36-19 in the second quarter and never looked back. More after the jump... ... More
It all began All-Star Weekend when NBA commissioner David Stern gently picked up the Sacramento Kings and placed them on the tracks of the craziest roller coaster ride known to man. For months, the ride went up and down, side to side, splashing through pools of water, until a reprieve of sorts brought the ride to an abrupt halt. While plenty of fans were able to get off and take a break, the hardcore fan couldn't quite lift the hand rail and got locked in for another turnaround. That turn? Draft season. We've done our best to bring you top notch draft coverage through prospect profiles, podcasts with some of the most relevant guests and mock drafts from a variety of sources, so here is a recap. ... More
Yesterday, we met perhaps the most popular prospect in this year's NBA Draft when Jimmer Fredette worked out for the Sacramento Kings. Today, we had the pleasure of talking with someone who knows Jimmer on and off the court best. BYU Cougars Men's Basketball Head Coach Dave Rose joins us today on the Cowbell Kingdom Podcast. Highlights
- On the challenges of coaching BYU considering the religious dynamic: "The other teams, they lose players after their freshmen year and they go onto the NBA and they never get them back. So I just kind of look at it in a positive light that they're coming home in a year or two and we'll get them back in the program."
- Regarding Jimmer's coachability, Coach Rose pointed out Fredette's experience playing in Las Vegas with Team USA last summer. Rose says that Team USA coaches in the college ranks were impressed with Fredette's ability to pick up concepts quickly.
- On Jimmer's defensive prospects: "I think that he'll be fine. He's extremely athletic, a lot more than people think. And then he has great upper body strength. I think if he gets in the right system, with the right coaches, guys spending time with him - he'll find a way to be able to defend so that he can really help his team offensively."
- Where Jimmer ranks among the players he's played with and coached: "Well, I think he's the best offensive player that has ever been on my team, either as a player or a coach, as far as his ability to just make big shots and kind of will your team out of spots during the game." (Note: Coach Rose played with Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler as a member of the great Phi Slamma Jamma Houston Cougar teams of the early 1980s.)