Breakout Athletes of 2011

Jimmer Fredette
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Jimmer Fredette

Fredette was something of a known commodity before the year, having averaged 22.1 points as a junior at BYU. But in 2011, he became a national phenomenon. The Jimmer was the country's most captivating player by a landslide, managing to score at will against defenses that were often focused exclusively on stopping him. He had three 40-point games in a three-week span in January and a career-high 52-point outing against New Mexico in the Mountain West tournament. The national player of the year is now a Sacramento King, the 10th pick in the NBA draft.

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