Jimmer Fredette signs with the Chicago Bulls

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Jimmer Fredette won the 2010-11 Oscar Robertson Trophy, annually presented to the National Player of the Year in college basketball. Drafted by the Sacramento Kings, he never quite fit in there. Jimmer is an undersized shooting guard who doesn’t have the skill set to play the one. The Kings released him, and now the Chicago Bulls have signed him.

Both the Chicago Tribune and USA Today are mong the multiple sources reporting this. Fredette has cleared waivers and he is en route to joining the team.

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The Sports Bank’s 2011 NBA Draft Headquarters

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HAPPY NBA DRAFT DAY!  The Sports Bank has all the in-depth information to get you ready for Thursday’s 2011 NBA Draft.  Consider this page our headquarters for all you need to know; from our 2011 NBA Mock Draft, prospect scouting reports, team needs pages, interviews from the NBA Draft Combine, and so much more.

By: David Kay

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2011 NBA Mock Draft-First Round 6-23-11

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HAPPY NBA DRAFT DAY!  Here is our updated 2011 NBA Mock Draft with major changes after the 3-team trade that shakes up the late lottery. Be sure to check back throughout the day for more updates.  Click on the players’ name for a complete scouting report and a NBA comparison, and make sure to check out our feature articles from the NBA Draft Combine.  Click on the team name for a look at their off-season needs.  Here is a list of outstanding trades for the 2011 NBA Draft.  Check out a 2012 NBA Mock Draft and our 2010 NBA Draft Lottery Re-Do.

UPDATED: 6/23/11 (UPDATED 5:15 PM)

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NBA Draft Mailbag (6-13-11)

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With the NBA Draft now eleven days away, it is time to break out my first 2011 NBA Draft mailbag in which I answer some of your e-mails or comments.  In this edition, we talk what the Timberwolves might do with #2, Jimmer Fredette, and a second round sleeper.

If you have a question about the draft or my 2011 NBA Mock Draft, leave a comment at the bottom of this page and I will try to get to it in my next mailbag.  In the words of Chris Brown, “Leggo!”

By: David Kay

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Jimmer Fredette Gets Candid, Increases NBA Draft Stock (Video)

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Jimmer Fredette was the National Player of the Year in college basketball. Jimmer’s amazing season inspired “Jimmermania” which in turn led to the usage of the term Jimmer as a verb and a metaphor for greatness.

He also inspired the greatest Sports Illustrated cover ever. And then his team was eliminated in the very next game, once again giving more credibility to the “SI Cover Jinx” idea.

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Greatest Jimmer Fredette Photograph/Magazine Cover Ever

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I guess this means the BYU Cougars will be eliminated in a few hours at the hands of the Florida Gators. That is if you believe in the Sports Illustrated cover jinx. Isn’t this the greatest college basketball picture ever? If you need to sum up “Jimmer-mania” in one piece this is it. Jimmer Fredette at work, doing his thing.

He appears to be flying, the ball fits perfectly into the o in the word sports.

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Jimmer-Mania Hits New Orleans NCAA Regional: BYU vs. Florida Preview

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He started out as an unknown his freshman and sophomore year. People began to recognize his name after a clutch performance in the NCAA first round last season and now he’s the hottest topic in college basketball.

Jimmer Fredette, the 6’2″ shooting guard for Brigham Young University, has wowed the crowds all year long with his 30-foot three pointers and night in, night out he makes plays that leave opposing players shaking their heads in disbelief.

Now, he leads BYU into the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1981 where they will meet the Florida Gators, a team they defeated last year in a classic first round double overtime contest.

By Zach Wadley

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College Hoops 101 (1/31/11)

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If you are unfamiliar with College Hoops 101, it is a weekly feature here at The Sports Bank that runs every Monday (a double edition this week as I had to skip last week’s) and breaks down everything you need to know going on in the world of college basketball.  I will look back at the previous week and peak ahead to some of the key match-ups in the next seven days. (Click here if you missed my most recent Bracketology.)

By: David Kay

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2011 NBA Mock Draft- First Round (1/29/11)

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Team needs have NOT been taken into account with this 2011 NBA Mock Draft.  We will begin to factor in team needs once the NBA trade deadline has passed.  Click on the players’ name for a complete scouting report and an NBA comparison.  Here is a list of outstanding trades for the 2011 NBA Draft.  Check out a 2012 NBA Mock Draft and The Sports Bank’s 2011 NFL Mock Draft.

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2011 NBA Draft Stock Report (1/13/11)

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Jimmer Fredette blew up for 47 points in BYU’s win against Utah on Tuesday night.  His NBA Draft stock is hot right now even though some scouts are not sold on how his game will transition to the next level.

The NBA Draft Stock Report checks in on which players have made a name for themselves in the past week; either helping or hurting their future draft position.  Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2011 NBA Mock Draft.

By: David Kay
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99 in 99: #28 BYU Cougars

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Time and time again, college coaches talk about the importance of guard play.  BYU head man Dave Rose should echo that sentiment as his backcourt of seniors Jimmer Fredette and Jackson Emery will have the Cougars once again competing for the Mountain West title.

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” ranks the 72 power conference college basketball teams and top 27 mid-majors.  Click here if you missed teams #29-#99.

By: David Kay
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