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PROVO — As a freshman in 2007-08, BYU guard Jimmer Fredette didn’t start a game and averaged a modest seven points per contest.
As a sophomore, Fredette became a starter, averaging 16 points in a supporting role on a team that also featured veterans Lee Cummard and Jonathan Tavernari.
It wasn’t until midway through his junior season that Fredette exploded on the national scene. By his senior year, in 2010-11, he earned consensus All-American honors while leading the Cougars to their first NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance in 30 years.
BYU associate head coach Tim LaComb frequently shares that story with recruits, and current players, to illustrate how exercising patience can play a big role in achieving success.
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