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7 Mormons Who Made March Madness History


Jimmer Fredette

One of the best pure scorers in college basketball history, Jimmer was so good that his name became a verb. His junior year, he "Jimmered" the University of Florida in the first round of the tournament, scoring 37 points in BYU's double overtime victory. The next year, he scored a combined 66 points in big wins over Wofford and Gonzaga, leading the Cougars to their first Sweet Sixteen since 1981. Though Florida got their revenge in overtime, Jimmer's outstanding senior season (in which he won National Player of the Year) prompted President Obama to call him "unbelievable" and the "best scorer . . . in the country."