#3 - Jimmer Fredette
First, I’ll put it out there - the hype surrounding Jimmer is ridiculous, in the colloquial and literal sense. He is being followed by a production crew that has created a youtube channel to cover his journey to the draft. Sounds a bit much? How about this song, Teach Me How To Jimmer?
Under normal circumstances, this type of hype would turn me off completely to a player. But Jimmer is not normal, not when it comes to offense, specifically his first step and his jumper. The main knocks on him deal with his lack of defense, whether he’s a shoot-first Point Guard, and that he came from a school (BYU) that did not face top competition night-in, night-out.
Sounds familiar? Yes, Stephen Curry! As you can see Curry’s numbers eclipsed Jimmer’s but he did play at lesser renowned school! Even with all of these factors, Jimmer will have a positive impact in the right system and team.
Still not convinced? Ponder the stats below and press play!
Out of 138 players:
· The positive: Jimmer can score with the best of them and will boost fan appreciation.
· The negative: he needs to develop a defensive identity or he will become an off the bench player, a spark plug.
· Considered as a whole (BPM), as well as for each specialty (PCM for Production; DIR for Defense; and TPA for Talent/Skill-set).