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BYU basketball: names Jimmer Fredette National Player of the Year

BYU's Jimmer Fredette was named National Player of the Year today, having led the Cougars to a 28-3 record, a No. 1 seed in this week's Mountain West Conference Tournament, and a national ranking that reached as high as No. 3 in the country.

The BYU senior averaged 27.9 points per game and 4.3 assists, turning the nation's eyes to Provo and, prior to last week's setback to New Mexico, spurring talk of a potential No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

The award was decided by a panel of voters consisting of Gary Parrish, Eric Angevine, Jeff Borzello, Matt Jones and Matt Norlander,

The honor comes a day after both and passed over the BYU senior for player-of-the-year accolades in favor of Duke's Nolan Smith. named Notre Dame's Mike Brey as coach of the year and Jared Sullinger as freshman of the year.