Make room on that trophy shelf. BYU's Jimmer Fredette won another player of the year award, and this particular one is the 35th annual John R. Wooden award which is given to the nation's best college basketball player. Fredette beat out UConn's Kemba Walker, Jared Sullinger, Derrick Williams and Nolan Smith at the ceremony which was held at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
Fredette edged Kemba Walker, picking up 3,761 votes to Walker's 3,356. All players were asked to pick their favorite quote from legendary coach Wooden, and here is Fredette's:
"The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching."
"I really took it to heart," he told the audience. "When you get better as a basketball player is in the offseason. You work hard without all the media attention and no one watching. It's all about that drive and all about that character when no one is watching."
This award wraps up Fredette's collegiate career as he became BYU's all-time leading scorer surpassing Danny Ainge and is the most decorated BYU basketball player of all-time. Now, the NBA Draft awaits Fredette.