Jimmer Fredette stops attending classesPosted by Inside Hoops
Ken Tingley of the Post Star reports:
Jimmer Fredette has stopped going to classes at Brigham Young University.
That is not unusual for college basketball stars who plan to make their living in the NBA, but in this case it was the school that requested it.
“It was getting too disruptive,” said Al Fredette, Jimmer’s father, who explained that Jimmer’s fame in Provo, Utah, has led to constant requests for autographs and photographs. “He can’t go anywhere in Provo without being recognized.”
He now does all his schoolwork online.
Fredette has become a national celebrity over the past few months and has been named almost everyone’s national collegiate basketball player of the year.
He is in Los Angeles this weekend where the winner of the John Wooden Award was announced Friday night and he appeared Thursday night on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” with University of Connecticut star Kemba Walker.