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NBA / Aug 22, 2011 / 4:00 pm

Jimmer Fredette To Host Two NBA Rookie All-Star Games In Utah

Jimmer Fredette

Jimmer Fredette

Despite the NBA lockout, this summer has been awesome in terms of basketball. But one thing it’s been severely lacking is Jimmer Fredette. Thankfully that’s about to change. So after you pre-order his documentary, make sure you buy some tickets to “Jimmer’s All-Stars” to watch one of the country’s most prolific scorers get buckets. To be honest, I just might have to fly out.

According to Jeff Call of the Deseret News, “Jimmer’s All-Stars” consists of two exhibition games — one at the Maverik Center in SLC on Sept. 21 and the other at BYU’s Marriott Center in Provo on Sept. 22.

“I’m really looking forward to making my debut as a professional in front of the fans who have so passionately supported me during my time at BYU,” says Fredette. “This will be a fun opportunity to bring some other NBA draftees to Utah for the chance to play competitive basketball. I hope the community gets as excited for these games as I am.”

Some of those other NBA draftees are believed to be Kemba Walker, Kawhi Leonard and fellow Kings rookies Tyler Honeycutt and Isaiah Thomas. Coaching the teams will be BYU’s Dave Rose and San Diego State’s Steve Fisher. Full rosters for both teams will be announced in September.

Who would you like to see play?

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  • JH

    The event NEEDS Kemba to suit up opposite of Jimmer. The public deserves a chance to relive the Kemba -vs- Jimmer hype that was started earlier this year.

    Am I planning on going? Yes.

    Will I pay a lot without another big name or two showing up? No.

    No disrespect…but Isiah, Tyler, & Kawhi + random scrubs aren’t enough for me to drop wads of my hard earned cash.

  • TheWB

    can anyone explain to me the pipeline that runs from UW to Sacramento? I’m not hating I think Isiah can ball, but they picked up Brockman, Hawes, and it seems like other Huskies as well. They even drafted Dickau. not a Husky but a Washington boy. Does it go back to Doug Christie?

    Again, not complaining as I am a Washington resident and UW fan. just wondering.

  • http://fantasycouch.com Mike Mital

    Alec Burcs and Enes Kanter better b there!