From Desert News – Greg Wrubell, KSL’s Voice of the Cougars
BYU head basketball coach Dave Rose was asked recently about Jimmer Fredette’s career-high minutes played average and potential corresponding fatigue issues as the Cougars head down the Mountain West stretch and into the madness of March.
“When (Jimmer) told me he wanted to come back for his senior year, he told me he wanted to come back and ‘play.'” Rose said. “So I said ‘get yourself in shape to come back and play,’ and he has done that.”
As BYU’s best player and a possible national player of the year, Fredette is expected to be on the floor for the majority of the 40 minutes, and as the point guard, the amount of time spent handling or shooting the ball will dwarf that of his teammates. Even so, Fredette’s team-high season averages of 34.2 minutes per game overall and 37.4 mpg in conference play are notable and make his consistently outstanding performance all the more remarkable.