Jimmer Fredette is playing in a new league this year, and while the surroundings are different and the competition better than in the Chinese Basketball Association he played in the past few seasons, the Glens Falls native continues to do what he always has on a basketball court. Score the ball.
Jimmer, playing for Panthinaikos in the EuroLeague, led his team to a 108-86 win over Aris this past weekend scoring 21 points on 4 of 5 shooting from the floor, including 4 of 4 from deep, and 9 of 10 from the free throw line.
In five games this year the former BYU All-American is averaging 18.4 points, shooting 62% from the floor, 73.9% from behind the arc and 86.4% from the line with 3.4 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 20:27 of playing time.
Watching a few highlights, obviously Jimmer’s shooting lights out from distance but is also getting into the paint and finishing at a high percentage. His offensive efficiency is remarkable scoring nearly a point per minute on only nine field goal attempts per contest.
New league, same results. Jimmer off the drive, or the pullup, continues to get buckets.
The Phoenix Suns Jimmer Fredette enjoyed his best game since returning to the NBA on Wednesday night in the Suns 118-97 loss to Utah.
Fredette played 22 minutes scoring 10 points on 5 of 11 from the floor. The Glens Falls native added a pair of steals and an assist and rebound in his most minutes played since joining the Suns.
In four games of action since signing with Phoenix two weeks ago, Jimmer is averaging 11.5 minutes and 5.5 points on 32% shooting from the floor.
With the Suns leading scorer Devon Booker out for the remainder of the year, Fredette should see more minutes in the three games remaining for Phoenix.
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.
After his pouring in 75 points in a game 10 days ago Jimmer Fredette has been just average in his last four outings. With games of 33, 36, 41 and 43 points scored, the Glens Falls native averaged 38.3 over that span which is identical to his scoring average for the season, good for third place in the CBA.
Nothing average about that type of production and that goes for his shooting percentages as well.
On the year Fredette is shooting .514 from the floor, .464 from three point range, and .957 from the charity stripe. He hands out 5.8 assists per game and pulls down 5.9 rebounds per contest while leading the league in steals at 3.6 per outing.
His Shanghai Sharks squad is presently 10-4 on the season with their next game on Friday where Fredette will step on the floor and in typical fashion drop 35-40 points. A monster night for most, continues to be just an ordinary night in China for the Lonely God.
This just in. Jimmer Fredette can score the basketball. Always has, and until he chooses not to, always will.
The Glens Falls native showed his scoring prowess once again yesterday, pouring in 75 points for the Shanghai Sharks in a 137-136 defeat to the Beikong Fly Dragons in a Chinese Basketball Association contest.
Jimmer went for 62 in the second half including an astonishing 40 points in the final period. He shot 24 of 34 from the floor including 7 of 10 from deep, and 20 of 21 from the free throw line. Fredette scored with :07 remaining on an acrobatic drive giving the Sharks the lead before the Dragons won it at the buzzer. Jimmer added eight rebounds, seven assists and four steals to round out the stat sheet. Continue reading →
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Jimmer Fredette and his Westchester Knicks teammates took the floor Friday night for game two of their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Sioux Falls SkyForce in a due or die situation. Having dropped game one in this best of three, the Knicks needed a “W” or the lights would go out on their NBA-D league campaign. Continue reading →
Jimmer Fredette has picked up right where he left off in his return to the NBA-D league. After a 10-day stint with the New York Knicks, Jimmer returned to the Westchester Knicks a week ago and has continued to do what he’s best known for, score the basketball. Continue reading →
How dysfunctional is the New York Knicks organization? On the court it’s plain for all to see their inability to compete for the past month of the season. The Knicks have dropped 15 of their last 18 contests, riding a downward spiral to a 25-37 record with 20 games left to play. Their play has been disjointed and inconsistent, with a total lack of communication. Those same characteristics directly apply to the front office and coaching staff of the team, most recently regarding the Jimmer Fredette signing. Continue reading →
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