Over 2000 fans turned out to the Westchester County Center for a Saturday matinee between the Westchester Knicks and the Delaware 87’ers. In truth many of the fans in attendance came simply to see Jimmer Fredette, and the Glens Falls native didn’t disappoint.
Jimmer nearly posted a triple double, handing out eight assists, pulling down 12 boards, along with shooting, floating, and dunking his way to 27 points in Westchester’s 106-97 victory. The former BUY standout was 9 of 15 from the floor including 3 of 5 from deep and a perfect 6 of 6 from the free throw line.
Fredette started hot bottoming a pair of transition 3’s, followed those with a floater in the lane and closed the first period with pair of free throws and a turn-around jumper.
Resting for part of the second stanza and with limited looks his lone bucket of the quarter came on a put-back with :02 left giving the Knicks a 47-46 lead at the half.
In the third Jimmer continued to find open teammates handing out a trio of assists to go with a runner off glass, a floater from 12′, and yes a steal and dunk electrifying the crowd and the Westchester bench.
In the fourth a pull-up three, and four free throws rounded out Fredette’s scoring as the Knicks eased away over the final 12 minutes posting their 13th win in 18 contests, in arguably one of Jimmer’s best all around game since joining the Knicks five games into the “D” league season.
While rumors continue to swirl regarding if and when the 6’2″ guard may get the call from the NBA, Jimmer will continue to play with freedom and confidence and that combination throughout Fredette’s career has always produced big numbers at game’s end.