He's Too Cool For School: BYU Asks Jimmer Fredette Not To Go To Class : The Two-Way Brigham Young University wants basketball star Jimmer Fredette to stay away from classes because too many students keep asking him for autographs and pictures. He'll finish his senior year online.
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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.