Jimmer Fredette tiptoeing into NBA draft waters

April, 15, 2010
4/15/10
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It's nothing we haven't heard before and won't likely be officially announced until next week, but BYU star Jimmer Fredette is expected to follow through with declaring for the NBA draft without hiring an agent.

You rarely hear it like this, but the junior guard who led the Cougars to an NCAA tournament win and the Mountain West Conference in scoring with 22.1 points per game is maintaining he'll go into the draft with the intention of returning for his senior season.
"My expectation is to go into this thing expecting to come back [to school]," Fredette told The Post-Star. "That's what I'm expecting to do -- never know what can happen. If you have an opportunity and that presents itself, you may never get it again, might have to take it. The mindset going in is solely coming back to school. Test the waters and see what it's like."

With a quote like that, you almost get a vision of John Wall and Evan Turner cannonballing into the water while Fredette is the guy in goggles clutching a pool toy.

Ah, but don't ever underestimate Fredette. Or leave him an opening.

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