Suns are meeting with former BYU star Jimmer Fredette tomorrow, could sign for remainder of season.— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) March 21, 2019
After being picked No. 10 overall in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings, Fredette has bounced around three separate teams (Chicago, New Orleans and New York) before ultimately finding a comfortable landing spot in the Chinese Basketball Association. Over the last three seasons in the CBA, Fredette has averaged 36.9 points while shooting 40.9 percent on three-pointers.
The last time Fredette suited up for an NBA team was on March 1, 2016 where he played three minutes for the Knicks registering four points, all of which were from the free throw line at 4-for-5.
Fredette’s name continues to carry national relevance from his historic college run with BYU. During his senior season in 2010-11, Fredette averaged 28.9 points on his way to winning AP Player of the Year. The Cougars were ultimately knocked out in the NCAA Tournament by Florida at the Sweet 16.
From a must-watch television point of view, Fredette really helped set the stage for players like Trae Young and Ja Morant today. When remembering watching ESPN all the time back then, lots of segments were spent talking about the enigma that is Fredette.
In case that era escaped your mind, here’s a refresher before he possibly suits up for Phoenix over the final 10 games of the regular season.
For me, this is a complete flashback to my teenage years where I was entranced by Fredette launching 30-foot heaves. Stay tuned to Bright Side Of The Sun as we’ll continue to monitor this ongoing situation.