Jimmer Fredette has played eleven games in the NBA Development League while waiting for a return call to the Association. He was in action today with a 3:00 tip at the University of Delaware where his Westchester Knicks ran with the Delaware 87’ers.
It was just another day at the office for Jimmer scoring 23 points in the Knicks 107-93 victory, running their record to 12-5 on the year.
In fact Fredette’s numbers today virtually mirror his season averages across the boards.
On the year Jimmer has averaged 23.3 points, 4 rebounds, 4.6 assists, while shooting 48% from the floor, 47% from deep, and 90% from the free throw line.
His numbers this afternoon were 23 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists, on 10 of 16 shooting including 2 0f 5 from behind the arc.
Like I said an average day for Jimmer, but there’s nothing average about his numbers. He’s fourth in the league in points per game and also fourth in three point shooting. He’s been efficient scoring the ball shooting well from two and three point range. His assist numbers are good averaging just under five nightly with a season-high of 10.
Watching many of his games since joining Westchester something that stands out is his focus on getting into the paint to finish or find teammates for quality looks. Today was no exception where 16 of his points came in the lane off a variety of floaters, spins, transition lay-ins, and a pretty scoop runner.
While I’m not sure what NBA GM’s are looking for when they watch Jimmer, I think most would agree that he’s played exceptionally well for the past three weeks.
We’ll have to wait and see if that play translates into an NBA roster spot down the road. The period when NBA franchises can sign a player to a 10 day contract is a couple weeks away. Until then there’s little doubt that the Glens Falls native will continue to work hard and post big numbers against competition one level below where Jimmer wants to be.