The Jimmermania that swept the nation might have seemingly died down after BYU was eliminated in the Sweet 16, but it is still alive and well on the BYU campus.
That is not unusual for college basketball stars who plan to make their living in the NBA, but in this case it was the school that requested it.
"It was getting too disruptive," said Al Fredette, Jimmer's father, who explained that Jimmer's fame in Provo, Utah, has led to constant requests for autographs and photographs. "He can't go anywhere in Provo without being recognized."
He now does all his schoolwork online.
Fredette has spent recent weeks collecting national player of the year awards, going to the Final Four in Houston to collect trophies and then Los Angeles to win the John R. Wooden Award, but he is still human.
He told reporters he forgot to bring his suit to Houston, needing to get it shipped to him overnight -- a flub that most college basketball players can only dream of joking about.
Fredette gets mobbed at the airport on his way home, and in the classroom? Fredette about it.
He has been forced to adjust accordingly.
"I asked him what he does on campus when he goes out," Al Fredette told The Post-Star. "He said he wears a hoodie and tries not to make eye contact."