Jimmer Fredette could draw large crowd

BYU star Jimmer Fredette is already getting ticket requests for when the Cougars travel to his hometown of Glens Falls, N.Y., to play Vermont on Dec. 8, and for good reason.

The game that's being called the Hometown Classic became a hot ticket when Fredette decided to withdraw from the NBA draft and play his senior season.

According to The Post-Star, the mayor is already talking about Fredette drawing a standing-room only crowd.

Glens Falls Mayor Jack Diamond announced that tickets for "The Hometown Classic" will go on sale on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. at the Civic Center box office. Prices will range from $30-$85, with $30 for end seats, $45 for middle bowl seats, $60 for courtside end seats behind the basket, and $85 for courtside seats.

Standing room only tickets will be available for $20 only after all other tickets have been sold out.


"I think we can hit about 6,000 to 6,200 people, which would include standing room only," he said.

It should be a memorable senior year for Fredette. He'll enter the season as one of the nation's top players and be looked upon to lead a BYU team that should challenge for the Mountain West Conference title and could very well return to the NCAA tournament.

He'll be serenaded with cheers at this hometown game and then likely have a good chance of getting selected in the NBA draft.

While Fredette took his decision to withdraw from the draft down to the wire, it was always clear that the aforementioned reasons for staying in school were pretty attractive ones.