In case you were wondering, Jimmer Fredette is still COOKING in China
It's a well-known fact that college stars don't always pan out in the pros, but that doesn't make it any less sad. Especially when that player is Jimmer Fredette.
Riding the Steph Curry wave, Fredette looked like he'd be the next undersized combo guard to light up the NBA when the Sacramento Kings took him with the 10th pick in the 2011 draft. Like Curry, Fredette had led his college team, BYU, on a deep NCAA Tournament run. And like Curry he could shoot it. From anywhere.
But after three disappointing years in Sacramento, Jimmer was left to bounce around the NBA and nothing ever stuck. He wound up lighting it up overseas in China, where he was the CBA's MVP in 2017 before bouncing back to the NBA for a cup of coffee and then back to China.
The bad news is, as he approaches his 32nd birthday—and considering he couldn't even stick with the New York Knicks–it appears Jimmer's NBA days are over. The good news is, you can still watch grainy clips of him absolutely COOKING. Such was the case on Sunday as Jimmer put up a 70-spot. Check it:
Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to get the victory for the Shanghai Sharks (great name) as someone named Marcus Georges-Hunt dropped 68 and beat Jimmer's squad in double OT. Apparently, they're not big on D in the CBA.
But man, is Fredette still fun to watch. Keep shooting your shot(s), Jimmer.