Jimmer Fredette may not be the success story that everyone hoped he would be in the NBA. On the other hand, his basketball journey outside the NBA has been nothing but excellent so far.
The former 10th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft found a home with the Sacramento Kings until he found himself bouncing around various teams like the New Orleans Pelicans, Chicago Bulls, and his final stint with the New York Knicks.
The 27-year-old player spent the 2015-16 season in the NBA developmental league in hopes of rejuvenating his career. He found a degree of success with the Westchester Knicks averaging 21.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 5 assists per game.
His season performance earned a spot on the East All-star team in the D-League. He won the All-star game Most Valuable Player with a stat line 35 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and a steal.
Jimmer Fredette’s deadeye marksmanship and scoring prowess caught the attention of Shanghai Sharks proprietor, Yao Ming. Fredette now gets to showcase his talents in China as the newest acquisition of the Sharks.
Speaking of his talent, he lit up the Chinese Basketball Association with his shooting last Friday night. According to Sports Illustrated, the former college standout had a career night with 51 points, while hitting 9 three-pointers.
He was in near triple-double territory with 10 rebounds and 6 assists to couple with his red hot scoring. Thanks to his stellar sniping and all-around scoring, the Shanghai Sharks remain undefeated.
The CBA gameplay style and Fredette have been a hand and glove fit so far, according to JMoneySports His absurd 40.8 points per game on 46.3% from the 3 ball is surely impressive.
Jimmer Fredette may have found a home in China. With NBA personalities being more comfortable and successful overseas, it would not be a surprise if they finally forget their NBA dream in time.
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