Boy wonder, Jimmer Fredette the scoring machine. How many points will he score against the Gators? Jimmer averages 28.8 points per game on the season, and has 66 points so far in the tournament. Jimmer shoots 40% from behind the arc and 45% the rest of the time. A lot of players can match up with those numbers but how many of them are taking over twenty shots a game?
Last year, ol' Jimmer dropped 37 on Kenny Boynton in the Cougars double over time win, sending the Gators home early in the first round. This year if Boynton is healthy I assume he will again be expected to guard Jimmer. This time though, Boynton has help from excellent defensive freshman Scottie Wilbekin and Casey Prather, not to mention beastly Patrick Young waiting in the paint if Jimmer should get by the guards.
Jimmer is going to take 20 some thing shots, and will make close to half of them, it's just a scientific fact. So double teaming Jimmer is almost pointless. Having a three man rotation guard him is about the best we can do. Hopefully their intensity will tire him out while our guards stay fresh coming on and off the bench because we cannot afford to focus our entire defense on Jimmer. Jimmer will not beat us by himeself, FACT!
So how many points will he score? It all depends on how many shots we allow him to take, will it be closer to 30 or even more?