Rick Lyons Staff Writer: After debuting with a 37 point performance on Monday night for the Westchester Knicks, Jimmer Fredette doubled down on Wednesday nearly posting a triple double, and last night was at it again scoring a game-high 26 leading the Knicks to a 102-94 victory over the Austin Spurs.
In last night’s win Fredette started slowly hitting just one of his first six attempts, but scored 15 second quarter points as the Knicks who trailed early took control and went on to their seventh win in eight tries.
Jimmer was 10 of 24 from the floor including 2 of 7 from deep, 4-4 from the line, while adding three assists and four steals.
In the Wednesday morning run the Glens Falls native stuffed the stat sheet in a 98-97 loss to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. Fredette scored 22, with nine assists, seven rebounds, and four steals.
Through three games the 6’2″ guard is averaging 28.3 points on 51% shooting, 36% from behind the arc, and 91% from the stripe in 40 minutes per contest. He’s finding teammates as well handing out seven assists per.
Though it’s a small sample size Jimmer’s once again showing if he get’s the minutes he’ll produce, and he’s done so while trying to regain the most important component for a scorer, confidence.
Everyone including head coach Mike Miller, GM Alan Houston, and Jimmer himself have said it’s important to have consistent playing time to get his confidence back.
The minutes are there and the confidence is starting to show. Next run tonight at Sioux Falls, just another stop on the “D” league tour for Jimmer, who like all the league’s players, continues to audition nightly for a roster spot in the NBA.