Video: Jimmer Fredette still getting buckets with 70-point explosion in China
Jimmer Fredette was once considered a surefire draft pick in the NBA, but he’s now balling as a professional basketball player in China. Despite being away from the NBA for a couple years now, Fredette exploded for 70 points in his latest performance for the Shanghai Sharks.
On Monday morning, Fredette posted a video on Twitter of his most recent outing for the Sharks:
— Jimmer Fredette (@jimmerfredette) January 25, 2021
Besides contributing an eye-popping 70 points, Jimmer Fredette also recorded eight rebounds, nine assists, and four steals.
At the same time, the former star at BYU shot lights out like he used to do in his college days. Fredette made 18 of his 36 shot attempts, including 11 3-pointers. For those who may not know, Fredette was a legend in college, making shots from deep behind the 3-point line.
His shooting ability allowed him to be taken with the No. 10 overall selection in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, whose pick belonged to the Sacramento Kings. Jimmer Fredette would spend two seasons with the Kings, averaging 7.4 points per game while shooting an efficient 38.9 percent from outside the arc.
But after his short tenure with Sacramento, Fredette would bounce around the NBA as he didn’t develop into the player most expected. Following the shaky start to his career in the NBA, Fredette decided to take his talent overseas to China. He actually returned briefly in 2019 when he appeared in six games with the Phoenix Suns before returning back overseas.
Seeing that Jimmer Fredette is now 31 years old, it’s unlikely that we witness him play for another team in the NBA. Nevertheless, it’s awesome to see him succeed on the court, lighting it up from the 3-point line just like old times. Let’s hope he continues to have a successful playing career.