Jimmer Fredette’s Senior Year At BYU Ranked Among Best Individual Seasons In One-And-Done Era
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Jimmer Fredette’s senior year with BYU Basketball ranked among the best individual seasons put together by a college basketball player in the one-and-done era, according to ESPN’s John Gasaway.
The college basketball writer ranked the top 50 individual seasons since 2007.
Fredette’s final year in Provo earned him the No. 10 spot on Gasaway’s list.
“Since he averaged 28.9 points nine years ago, that mark has been topped by just two players,” Gasaway wrote.
Zion lands at No. 1, but where will Jimmer and D-Rose end up?@JohnGasaway counts down the 50 best individual player seasons of the one-and-done era. (E+) ➡️ https://t.co/bYTXvrUlEc pic.twitter.com/qVF25Ykm4l
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 18, 2020
Top 10 Individual Seasons
Gasaway ranked nine former college basketball stars ahead of Fredette, five of which played after the BYU legend’s final collegiate season.
- Zion Williamson (2019 – Duke)
- Stephen Curry (2008 – Davidson)
- Anthony Davis (2012 – Kentucky)
- Kevin Durant (2007 – Texas)
- Frank Kaminsky (2015 – Wisconsin)
- Kemba Walker (2011 – UConn)
- Buddy Hield (2016 – Oklahoma)
- Ty Lawson (2009 – North Carolina)
- Trae Young (2018 – Oklahoma)
- Jimmer Fredette (2011 – BYU)
Click here to see the rest of Gasaway’s list.
Fredette’s senior season at BYU
Fredette played for BYU from 2007-11.
As a senior in 2011, the guard led BYU to a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament and an appearance in the Sweet 16.
His senior season performance earned him the Naismith Player of the Year award and he was unanimously named the 2011 national player of the year.
We all miss March Madness. Let's revisit some favorites. I'll start with @jimmerfredette dropping 34 and 7 threes on Gonzaga sending @BYUbasketball to their first Sweet 16 in 30 years. #KSLSportsArchive #BYU https://t.co/zjkmX6c1M8 pic.twitter.com/vjtHcCTs7m
— Jeremiah Jensen (@JJSportsBeat) March 19, 2020
In addition, Fredette received the following honors:
- 2010-11 college basketball’s leading scorer (28.9 points per game)
- 2011 National Player of the Year (Naismith, Wooden, AP, Oscar Robertson, NABC, Adolph Rupp, Sporting News, Basketball Times, CBSSports.com, SI.com)
- 2011 Lowes Senior CLASS Award
- 2011 ESPY for Collegiate Male Athlete of the Year
- 2011 first-team All-American (John R. Wooden Award, AP, Sporting News, State Farm Coaches for NABC Division I, USBWA, Basketball Times, CBSSports.com, SI.com, Yahoo! Sports, FoxSports.com, Lute Olson)
- 2011 MWC Player of the Year
- 2011 All-MWC First Team
- 2011 MWC Tournament MVP
- 2011 NABC All-District 17 First Team
- 2011 USBWA All-District VIII First Team
- 2011 USBWA District VIII Player of the Year
- 2011 Dick Vitale National Player of the Week (three times)
- 2011 ESPN.com Weekly Watch National Player of the Week (twice)
- 2011 MWC Player of the Week (eight times)
- 2011 South Padre Island Invitational MVP
- 2011 Bob Cousy Award Finalist
Following his senior season, Fredette was drafted into the NBA with the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.
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