Jimmer Fredette is gaining a lot of deserved attention right now as being one of the best college basketball players in the country.  He is even gaining attention from NBA stars.  I saw a few quotes on yahoo the other day from tweets of these players.  They included:

Jimmer Fredette is cold #respect.

-John Wall

Jimmer Fredette is the best scorer in the world!!!

-Kevin Durant

There is no question that Fredette is among the college basketball elite.  But will this translate into a successful NBA career?  There are those who have their doubts.  A comment on the yahoo article compared Fredette to former Duke player J. J. Redick.  J. J. Redick was an outstanding college player, who has been a below average NBA player.  One of my facebook friends compared Fredette to Ty Detmer – great college player who likely will not be great at the next level.

From what little I have seen of Jimmer Fredette, I think he needs a lot of improvement to be a star in the NBA.  Can he create his own shot against NBA defense?  Can he defend point and shooting guards in the NBA?  These are questions that will need firm positive answers if the Jimmer is to be successful at the next level.

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