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Dan Patrick: Last time you autographed a body part?
Jimmer Fredette: Last night I signed a kid's head.
DP: Do you hold his head like a basketball and sign it?
JF: Pretty much. I signed right on his forehead. Then I signed a kid's arm. I always try to ask their parents before, so I don't get in trouble.
DP: When you were testing the waters for last year's draft, what did you hear that made you want to go back for your senior year?
JF: I was looking for a guarantee by a team that they would draft me if I was there. The teams that I worked out for mostly had late-first-round, early-second-round picks. That's where I was projected to go. But it was so early in the process; I was everybody's first workout. They all thought I could play at that level and that I was a good player. But they didn't know exactly where I was going to be picked.
DP: If you were guaranteed a top 15 pick last year, would you have gone out?
JF: I think so. That's my goal, to play in the NBA. You never know what's going to happen. So if you have the opportunity, the smart choice is not to chance it. If it had been guaranteed, I probably would have left.
DP: How much do you feel like you have to prove yourself?