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Morning Links: Jimmer Fredette interviewed on Ryen Russillo Podcast, ESPN names QB Zach Wilson “Player to Watch” and more

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With basketball now in the rear view mirror, we are a couple weeks away from spring ball ending before we venture into the offseason for BYU’s two main sports.

As always, news still goes on in in the BYU sports world. Here are some of the biggest stories from the last week:

  • Jimmer Fredette hopped on the Ryen Russillo podcast and talked for 45 minutes about life in China, his time in the NBA, religion, and a variety of other topics. Nothing groundbreaking in terms of unknown news, but it is well worth the listen to hear about Jimmer talk about professional experiences. The interview starts at around the 44-minute mark and can be listened to on ESPN’s website and on Apple podcasts.
  • True Freshman QB Zach Wilson has been impressing during Spring ball, and his play and BYU’s lack of a clear-cut starter has garnered him national media attention. ESPN named Wilson as one of three newcomers to watch in the Group of 5/Independent level. After just 8 practices into spring ball, Wilson is already making a name for himself.

“Wilson, the runner-up for Mr. Football in Utah, enrolled early and is getting a chance to compete for the starting job this spring. Incumbent Tanner Mangum is still recovering from an Achilles injury, and Beau Hoge has been plagued by concussions in the past.”

  • Taysom Hill received some more high praise, this time from Saints QB Drew Brees. “If you take his measurable and his intangibles, I think he does have everything it takes to be a great player,” Brees said. “Just knowing his work ethic, and his mentality, and his character, and toughness, and intelligence and his desire to be a great player, I think he certainly has all the tools and all the intangibles.”

You can read more about Taysom at nola.com.