BYU basketball star Jimmer Fredette at the USA team camp

by | Jul. 22, 2010

Saints & Sports

Even though much of the talk about BYU guard Jimmer Fredette since the end of last season has focused on his potential as a future NBA player, there's something Fredette wants to enjoy and experience first — his senior season as a Cougar.

"I'm really anxious for it to get here," Fredette said Wednesday from the USA Men's Basketball camp at the Cox Arena in Las Vegas. "It's going to be my senior year, and college doesn't get any better than that. Our team is coming back with a lot of hype, and there are a lot of good things that this team should be able to accomplish, and I'm really excited for that. I can't wait."

Certainly, working out for NBA teams prior to withdrawing from this year's NBA Draft and practicing this week with the USA Basketball Men's National and USA Basketball Men's Select teams is giving Fredette a good idea of how he compares with the other top players in the country and gives him a better idea of what he needs to improve on to someday become a successful professional.

But Fredette, one of 20 collegians on the USA Men's Select Team, the team that scrimmages against the NBA-player-filled USA Men's National team, says he's also gaining experience, knowledge, skills and confidence that will help him become a better player for his final season at BYU.

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