It’s been more of the same for Jimmer Fredette as the Glens Falls native continues to score at a high level playing for the Shanghai Sharks in the China Basketball Association.
On the season Jimmer has played in 23 games, averaging 38.0 points per contest, good for third best in the league.
The former BYU All-American is shooting .482 from the floor, including .429 from behind the arc and .942 from the foul line. Fredette leads the league in steals at 3.4 per and adds 5.9 rebounds and 6.0 assists nightly.
The Sharks are 14-9 on the year with the league’s regular season just past the midway point.
Jimmer in a recent interview said he will finish his contract with the Sharks and would like to be on an NBA roster for the post season. He went on to say, ” My confidence is at an all-time high. I’m better than I’ve ever been as a basketball player.”
Commenting on the NBA Fredette said, “They’re shooting so many three-pointers and so much of it has to do with space, movement and transition. It’s absolutely my style. I see their offensive systems and everyone can use another shooter, another scorer.”
I couldn’t agree more.
Here’s hoping that an NBA general manager has similar thoughts and maybe one day this spring the “lonely master”, as he’s called in China, will return states side and come off a bench to get buckets for his team, somewhere in The Association.