While this weekend is All Star weekend for the NBA, the D-League All Stars also got together Saturday afternoon in Toronto for their all star run.
In an entertaining contest between the best players from the Eastern and Western conferences, the star of stars was Jimmer Fredette who earned the MVP Award, pouring in 35 points to lead the East to a 128-124 victory.
In a game made for entertainment, Fredette didn’t disappoint setting a D-League all star scoring record, and tying another with his six made triples, most coming from well behind the arc. On the afternoon Jimmer was 13 0f 19 from the floor, didn’t force a thing, and it seemed he could have scored 50 if he was so inclined.
“I hit a couple of shots early and kind of got going, and my teammates were looking for me. It was fun to be out here with these guy.”
When asked post game if there was anything he was working on specifically for the NBA scouts and GM”s Fredette responded, “I’m trying to be as efficient as I can offensively, and work hard defensively, and fight out there. They want to see fight.”
When asked about the possibility of getting back into the NBA, Jimmer said,”Hopefully I’ll get another shot at some point, but I can’t dwell on it. Some things are out of my control. I can control how happy I am, and how I play.”
So in the gathering of the D-Leagues finest, Jimmer was simply the best player on the floor. In years’ past the All Star MVP’s haven’t waited long before getting the call and securing a spot on an NBA roster. Here’s hoping in 2016, that trend continues.