As we all know Jimmer worked out with the Kings last Thursday. (Sorry I haven't had a TTC since then, I've been busy getting a new job.) Well, since then he has gone from a lower lottery mid first round pick to a very possible top 10 pick. He was impressive in the Kings workout. On both ends of the floor. That's right, he even impressed on defense. Jimmer was paired against UTEP guard Randy Culpepper, and reportedly beat him on both ends of the floor. He was able to stay in front of him on defense and blow by him on offense. And, as always, he had a great interview.
Also, here's some video from the workout.
UPDATE: A lot has been made about Jimmer at #7 to the Kings. TNT's David Aldridge was interviewed for the Follow Jimmer YouTube documentary. His comments about where Jimmer fits best can be found here. He says the key for Jimmer is to have on his team a low post threat that commands double teams (Demarcus Cousins) and a wing that can slash to the basket at will (Tyreke Evans). I dont pretend to be unbiased as I am a Kings fan but I think that young team would be one of the most ideal situations for him to go to. We all want him to be successful at the next level. Sacramento might be the place. - Lars.ON
He also worked out with the Phoenix Suns on Monday. The Suns were very tight lipped about their workouts so it's hard to get news from them. In fact I haven't found anything yet, but I'll keep looking and post the link when I find one.
Jimmer has come out and said he wants to work out against Kentucky's Brandon Knight and UConn's Kemba Walker. Although he wasn't able to get a workout against Knight, he is scheduled to work out against Kemba (finally we get to see Jimmer vs Kemba) on Wednesday. He'll probably never have a chance to workout against Knight, but I think it's a big plus that he get's to work out against Kemba. We'll see what happens.
More links after the jump.
Declaring Independence: BYU as Leader of a Revolution | Saturday Blitz
Could our BYU Cougars be leading another Independent Golden Age? Back in the day college football was ruled by the independent elite; teams like Miami, Penn State, and Notre Dame were all independent. But when teams and conferences found out how lucrative TV revenue could be in conference this all changed. But could we see a return of an Independent Golden Age? Some reports said Hawaii was looking into indy, Texas too. Could it happen?
Batty 7th, Cougars 8th overall at NCAA track
The NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship is all wrapped up and BYU had a pretty good showing. Overall the Cougars placed 8th and Jr. Miles Batty finished 7th in the 1,500 meter.
BYU’s Brugman receives baseball honor | The Salt Lake Tribune
BYU outfielder Jaycob Brugman has been named to the 2011 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) freshman First-Team All-American. He hit a .317 with 19 doubles, five triples, nine homers, 47 RBI and 37 runs and also managed to steal 13 of 15 bases.
BYU Volleyball hires new assistant coach | The Salt Lake Tribune
BYU Women's Volleyball announced the hiring of a new assistant coach. The New coach, Emillie Toone, went to American Fork High School but played for Utah despite dreaming of coming to BYU.