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08:26 AM ET 01.27 | Jimmer Fredette's 43 points capped a pretty special night of basketball, one that even Kevin Durant ceded to the BYU sharpshooter. On his Twitter account late Wednesday night, Durant posted this exclamation: "Jimmer Fredette is the best scorer in the world!!" Washington Wizards guard John Wall wasn't far behind, tweeting, "Jimmer Fredette is cold! Respect." ... Fellow college players tweeted their own sentiments, too. Ohio State center and player of the year candidate Jared Sullinger said Fredette was "going off right now. Pure scorer." ... Rapper Nelly said he was "definitely the truth!!" Musician Adam Duritz of the band Counting Crows likened him to another Utah athlete, Jazz guard Deron Williams: "I remember Williams in college. Fredette looks comparable to that."

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January 27, 2011  08:29 AM ET

Jimmer Shuttlesworth!

January 27, 2011  08:33 AM ET

Fredette has never seen a shot he didn't like.

January 27, 2011  08:40 AM ET

Excellent win for BYU at home last night versus a good San Diego State team.

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January 27, 2011  08:44 AM ET

All he needs is baggy socks and a Beatles haircut...Pete Maravich?

January 27, 2011  08:47 AM ET

They still got that dumb photo of him. Coudn't they come up with something better?

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January 27, 2011  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

All he needs is baggy socks and a Beatles haircut...Pete Maravich?

RIP Pistol Pete. Now there was a guy who never met a shot he didn't like. But what really set Pete apart was his ability to handle the ball and create shots and find his teammates.

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January 27, 2011  09:00 AM ET
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RIP Pistol Pete. Now there was a guy who never met a shot he didn't like. But what really set Pete apart was his ability to handle the ball and create shots and find his teammates.

And he bloodied the noses of a lot of his teammates when they weren't expecting his passes. He could handle the ball and pass as well as shoot it.

January 27, 2011  09:01 AM ET

Where are you All Out? This was a great win for BYU.

January 27, 2011  09:07 AM ET
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RIP Pistol Pete. Now there was a guy who never met a shot he didn't like. But what really set Pete apart was his ability to handle the ball and create shots and find his teammates.

Exactly...

... probably the most creative offensive player I've seen on film.

A guy who could score at will but handle the ball like it was attached to his body.

A basketball marvel.

January 27, 2011  09:07 AM ET
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Morning Buckeyeboy9. You are so right, he was fantastic and I had the luck to get to see him play once, unforgettable. Don't remember the date, against UK, he was one not to take even a small amount lightly.

He was definitely a crowd pleaser.

January 27, 2011  09:07 AM ET
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And he bloodied the noses of a lot of his teammates when they weren't expecting his passes. He could handle the ball and pass as well as shoot it.

Indeed.

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January 27, 2011  09:13 AM ET

Fredetteaboutit!

January 27, 2011  09:18 AM ET
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And he bloodied the noses of a lot of his teammates when they weren't expecting his passes. He could handle the ball and pass as well as shoot it.

He used to put on these dribbling clinics where he would dribble multiple basketballs betw his legs simultaneously. He was one of the early players to take disciplined drills to a regimented degree. He had some kind of routine, I forget it now, but it involved around 8 hours a day of basketball related workouts. 300 shots, several hours of dribbling drills as well as playing pick up.
Later players adopted similar routines. Never thought Pete got all the acclaim that he should have. Might be because he played on some average NBA teams or was viewed as a showman/ball hog by others. Not sure but he was fun.

January 27, 2011  09:23 AM ET
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All he needs is baggy socks and a Beatles haircut...Pete Maravich?

Maravich was a bad MO FO and a lot better passer than this guy.

January 27, 2011  09:25 AM ET
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Morning Buckeyeboy9. You are so right, he was fantastic and I had the luck to get to see him play once, unforgettable. Don't remember the date, against UK, he was one not to take even a small amount lightly.

Morning Colonel. I think you can safely say his college scoring records will never be broken. He avg. 44+ points per game over 4 yrs @ LSU. Think about that. A guy averages 20 pts per game today and he is first team all-american. Of course the game has changed in that no one person on any team is going to take that many shots anymore, but when you think about it it just is amazing. Of course the LSU teams he played on were pretty poor so he was allowed to take the shots and I guess it helps that your dad was the coach of the team.
But all in all amazing.

 
January 27, 2011  09:32 AM ET
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Morning Colonel. I think you can safely say his college scoring records will never be broken. He avg. 44+ points per game over 4 yrs @ LSU. Think about that. A guy averages 20 pts per game today and he is first team all-american. Of course the game has changed in that no one person on any team is going to take that many shots anymore, but when you think about it it just is amazing. Of course the LSU teams he played on were pretty poor so he was allowed to take the shots and I guess it helps that your dad was the coach of the team.But all in all amazing.

Chris Jackson was phenomenal at LSU as well...

... back to back 50 pts. games versus Georgetown and UNLV, I believe.

Another great college player... overshadowing Shaq during that time.

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