Jimmer Fredette Goes Undercover As ‘Slick Nick’ To Try Out For BYU Basketball Team


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The BYU Cougars basketball program had a surprise guest at their walk-on tryouts yesterday.

The players trying out for the team had some unexpected competition at the tryout in the form of a player from Cincinnati calling himself “Slick Nick”.

The mysterious player was impressive at the tryout, knocking down plenty of jump shots and showing off his passing prowess.

After the tryout, the player made a shocking reveal to the rest of the players working to earn themselves a spot on the team. Slick Nick removed his mustache and revealed a fake belly beneath his shirt, revealing that he was actually BYU legend Jimmer Fredette.

Jimmer Fredette crashes BYU walk-on tryout undercover as “Slick Nick”

Some of the other players may have been on to him during the tryout as one even remarked that he looked familiar.

Jimmer had an incredible career at BYU. Over the course of his career at BYU, the Cougars appeared in the NCAA tournament in 4 consecutive years, won at least a share of the Mountain West regular season title 3 times, and even made an appearance in the Sweet Sixteen.

Fredette’s individual performances were even more impressive. He left college holding a ton of scoring records at BYU and in the Mountain West conference. Those included most points in a game, most points in a season, and most points in a career. Jimmer scored an impressive 2599 points over the course of his BYU career.

In his senior year, Jimmer was the nation’s leading scorer, the Mountain West Player of the Year, and the national Player of the Year.

It’s too bad for the Cougars that Fredette doesn’t have any eligibility left. He could be just what they need to finally dethrone Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference.