Fredette completes awards haul
Jimmer Fredette wrapped up the college basketball awards season by winning the Naismith men's college player of the year award Monday in Houston.
Fredette, who led BYU to the regional semifinals in the recent NCAA tournament, won the Naismith voting of journalists, coaches, administrators and fans, who contributed 25 percent of the voting via text message.
Fredette was named the player of the year by the Associated Press and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He also won the Adolph Rupp trophy (Commonwealth Athletic Club of Kentucky) and the Oscar Robertson award (U.S. Basketball Writers' Association).
Fredette led the NCAA with 28.9 points per game. BYU lost to Florida in the NCAA regional semifinals.
"Jimmer has put in the time and hard work to make himself the player he is today and is as committed to winning as anyone I've ever coached," Dave Rose, BYU men's basketball coach, said in a news release from the Atlanta Tipoff Club, which administers the Naismith award. "Jimmer truly is a great player, a great teammate and an even better person and is very deserving of this award."