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He's Too Cool For School: BYU Asks Jimmer Fredette Not To Go To Class

Jimmer Fredette of the Brigham Young Cougars during the third round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images hide caption

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Jimmer Fredette of the Brigham Young Cougars during the third round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament.

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It's taken a few days to get noticed, but a story posted Friday on the website of the Glens Falls (N.Y.) Post-Star is turning heads today because it's got a classic man-bites-dog kind of feel.

Brigham Young University has asked basketball star Jimmer Fredette NOT to attend classes, the young man's father says. He's just too popular — students keep asking him for autographs and pictures.

So, Jimmer — who is a senior — is doing his schoolwork online, in between picking up honors such as the John R. Wooden Award that goes to college basketball's player of the year.