Jimmer’s seemingly a lock for player of the year

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Pssst. Nobody tell Kemba Walker that Jimmer Fredette has locked up national player of the year award. Otherwise we might not get shots like this vs. Syracuse.

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The latest AnnArbor.com straw poll shows the BYU guard – and nation’s leading scorer –holding a commanding lead over Duke’s Nolan Smith and Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger. Walker was fifth with one first-place vote.

Then again, there’s still time for someone to make a run at Fredette.

AP player of the year ballots aren’t due until March 13, which means another couple of Kemba buzzer-beaters could give him a late push. Same for Smith, who’s the nation’s most complete player.

But let’s be honest. Unless Fredette throws up a goose egg Friday against New Mexico, he’s got this thing in the bag. Nobody tops Jimmermania.

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