While basketball fanatics from upstate New York to BYU to China experience Jimmer Fredette’s sharpshooting act, there’s an intriguing sequel within the works.
The international is conversant in Jimmermania, after all.
Girardmania may well be the following giant issues.
Sharpshooter Joe Girard III, a junior in highschool, has been in comparison to The Jimmer with the best way he lighting fixtures it up from outdoor and rankings en masse.
And get this: Girard grew up in the similar the city as Fredette and is poised to smash the previous BYU superstar’s scoring file at Glens Falls High.
“He’s means forward of what I used to be at his age,” Fredette told the New York Post. “He’s scoring the basketball at a terrific quantity. He’s going to kill my information.”
If BYU coaches get their means, Girard will stay following Fredette’s trail around the nation to Provo. The 6-foot-1 guard used to be presented a scholarship as a sophomore. He attended the Cougars’ recreation in opposition to UMass on the Barclays Center closing week.
Girard is giving BYU critical attention.
“Being from the same school as Jimmer and knowing what he did at that school, it’s a great school and a great system,” Girard told ESPN 960. “I really like the manner of play and their training team of workers is superb.
“Their taste of play suits me completely and surely the relationship with Jimmer will lend a hand me perceive where much more. Overall, I simply truly just like the tradition they’ve made and the manner of basketball and the teachers they supply.”
The highlight is beginning too truly shine on Girard, who has 10 scholarship provides heading into his junior season. He additionally were given some nationwide love this week from Bleacher Report.
Girard met Fredette whilst attending a early life camp placed on by means of the pro basketball participant. The two have labored out in combination and keep up a correspondence. The more youthful athlete, a varsity participant because the 8th grade, entered this season simply 247 issues shy of Fredette’s college scoring file with 2,157 issues.
JG3 may just even smash New York’s all-time scoring file of two,946 this season, the New York Post reported. Lance Stephenson, now with the Indiana Pacers, set that mark between 2005-09 at Brooklyn’s Lincoln High.
A skilled quarterback, Girard has even won a soccer scholarship be offering.
Girard is having amusing with the eye, having retweeted the Bleacher Report video a lot of instances. He additionally shared this amusing put up about what the long run would possibly sound like.
Girard isn’t resting on his laurels or the lofty comparability.
Speaking of Jimmer
Fredette continues to put up crazy numbers for the Shanghai Sharks in China.
Fredette now leads the CBA in scoring with 41.7 issues an time out, together with 48 % accuracy from Three-point vary. He’s additionally chipping in 7.2 rebounds, five.four assists and a couple of.zero steals according to recreation.
The producer of jerseys for a few of Utah’s skilled groups turns out to have a Midas contact. The Utah Jazz debuted their change gold uniforms closing week — to combined evaluations — and Real Salt Lake hinted that the state’s new professional girls’s football workforce will even have gold uniforms.
RSL’s authentic Twitter account tweeted out “Be bold, go gold” with an in depth up of a gold jersey previous this week.
Give the Jazz a gold superstar for his or her reaction.
We wrote concerning the budding rivalry between Weber State and Southern Utah previous this season after the T-Birds beat the Wildcats in Ogden, 32-16. That most effective figures to escalate after this weekend. On Saturday, the 2 ranked co-Big Sky champions face each and every different within the FCS playoffs spherical of 16. Kickoff is ready for a 6 p.m. kickoff in Cedar City. It will likely be televised live to tell the tale ESPN3.
The most effective different soccer drama this weekend for native groups revolves round bowl invites for Utah and Utah State. Both systems are bowl eligible with 6-6 information. The Utes are a sure bet to be taking part in later this month, but it surely stays to be noticed if the Aggies will obtain a call for participation.
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Here are some highlights of the native sports activities time table this weekend:
NBA: Jazz vs. New Orleans, 7 p.m.
Men’s basketball: Utah vs. Hawaii, five p.m.; BYU at Utah State, 7 p.m.; Utah Valley vs. UTSA, 7 p.m.; Men’s basketball: SUU vs. San Diego Christian; Dixie State vs. Academy of Art, Three:30 p.m.; Westminster at Western State Colorado, 7:30 p.m.; Snow vs. Eastern Florida, four p.m., at Melbourne, Fla.; USU Eastern vs. Impact, Academy, 7:30 p.m.
Women’s basketball: Utah vs. Saint Mary’s, 2:30 p.m.; BYU at Colorado State, Three:30 p.m.; Utah State at Maui Classic; UVU at Pepperdine, 2 p.m.; Weber State at Oregon, Three p.m.; Dixie State vs. Academy of Art, 1:30 p.m.; Westminster at Western State Colorado, five:30 p.m.; SLCC vs. Chemeketa JC, 1 p.m. (CSI event); Snow vs. Colorado Springs, Three p.m. (Willow Creek Inn Invitational); USU Eastern vs. Pima, 1 p.m., at Ephraim (Badger event)