Kay Fredette, the mother of BYU's Jimmer Fredette, became concerned as fans at the Marriott Center rushed the court last week to celebrate the star guard's performance in a win against previously unbeaten San Diego State.
From The Post-Star:
Wednesday's game finished with fans rushing the court and trying to hoist Fredette into the air. The scene was amazing for just about every follower of BYU ... except Jimmer's mom, who was watching hundreds of fans rush toward her son.
"He was in the middle of that somewhere and I actually lost sight of him," Kay Fredette said in an e-mail. "The look on my face must have gone from very happy to very concerned in a matter of seconds.
"I was so concerned, I told T.J. [Jimmer's brother], who was in front of me, to go down there and rescue him. He just looked at me and kind of laughed and said, ‘He'll be fine, ma.' "
What was a spontaneously euphoric moment for BYU fans was actually an interesting experience for Fredette, who was eventually escorted off the floor by a security guard as fans reached out to touch him. One man got in Fredette's face and told him he loved him.
The most important thing was that Provo got to party, and no one got hurt. ESPN.com's Pat Forde was fine with the BYU court storm, and as for Fredette's reaction immediately after the game?
"You try to stay away and not get trampled," Fredette said. "It was great to see. It was a little scary."
He smiled in saying that, by the way.