Report: BYU Basketball Star Jimmer Fredette on Track for Reality Show


April 28, 2011

Report: BYU Basketball Star Jimmer Fredette on Track for Reality Show One of the heroes of March Madness is about to become the focus for a new reality TV show.

Tupelo-Honey Productions has announced that BYU standout Jimmer Fredette has agreed to have the company film over 100 hours of footage of him and his family as he transitions from college to the NBA, reports ABC-4.

"This is quite an exciting project for us at Tupelo-Honey Productions," said President Cary Glotzer. "It is not often you see a player with such talent, integrity and inspiration. We feel that this unprecedented look behind the scenes will create compelling programming. And the availability of this content online will allow Jimmer's fans to follow him as he prepares for the big day."

Fredette will likely star in webisodes and will be part of a daily video blog. The content may eventually be packaged into a longer piece.

"This is an amazing time for me," said Fredette. "I'm looking forward to preparing for an NBA career and this project will allow me to share the excitement I?m feeling with the fans who have been with me for my college career. Putting this on the internet means basketball fans everywhere can follow this great opportunity that I'm blessed to have."

Fredette won the 2011 Naismith and Wooden Awards after averaging 28.9 points per game. The Mountain West Conference's all-time leading scorer also collected national player of the year honors from The Associated Press, and He also took home the Adolph Rupp Award and the Oscar Robinson Trophy.

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