In a development that surprised absolutely no one, guard Marshall Henderson was suspended by Ole Miss this week for unspecified reasons, but it is believed that he failed drug test. This came in the aftermath of a cryptic Twitter post where he made reference to an ‘interesting’ #whitegirlwednesday.
It looks like “Jimmer Time” is officially over in Sacramento, as the Kings have started aggressively shopping guard Jimmer Fredette around the NBA. While this should be expected after the team landed Kansas guard Ben McLemore in the 2013 NBA Draft, Fredette’s fans will no doubt begin to pop up and defend him.
A year ago at this time, Jimmer Fredette was the biggest story in the world of college basketball and among the biggest stories in sports period in 2011.
That was then, this is now.
Even last year there were plenty of skeptics on how Jimmer’s game would progress at the next level, and he has not done much with the Sacramento Kings so far to diffuse such criticism.
After again being a DNP-CD in the Kings loss at Miami last night, frustration boiled over on Twitter from Jimmer’s older brother TJ Fredette, who unleashed this volley directed at Kings interim HC Keith Smart.
March Madness is over, and April Madness is in full swing.
Which college players are leaving and staying? Who SHOULD leave? Where will each player be drafted?
The most important question, however, as always, is which players are going to succeed at the next level?
BYU and Florida, who meet in the Sweet 16 tomorrow night, are absolutely no strangers to each other. Just last year they played a memorable first-round game that marked the first nationwide exposure of Jimmer Fredette (speaking of…click here to see a remarkable image of Jimmer), who scored 37 in BYU’s double-overtime win. The game marked BYU’s first tourney win since 1993 while Florida was appearing in the dance for the first time since their consecutive national titles in 2006-07.
Twelve months and one week later, the stakes and aspirations of each squad are much higher with just two wins separating each school from the Final Four and #1 seed Pittsburgh already eliminated. The oddsmakers currently have Florida as a three point pick, and they have the slight advantage of playing in the middle of SEC country. Can Jimmer and the Cougars overcome the odds to advance?