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New Suns guard Jimmer Fredette’s basketball career: By the numbers

Mar 21, 2019, 9:32 AM | Updated: 9:33 am
PHOENIX, AZ - NOVEMBER 20:  Jimmer Fredette #7 of the Sacramento Kings handles the ball during the ...
PHOENIX, AZ - NOVEMBER 20: Jimmer Fredette #7 of the Sacramento Kings handles the ball during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on November 20, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Phoenix Suns hopped in the nostalgia machine on Thursday, signing guard Jimmer Fredette through the rest of the season with a team option for the following year.

Fredette, 30, has not played in the NBA in over three years.

While he’s been out of the national circle for quite a while, he left lasting memories with his time playing in college and in the pros and still has quite the fanbase attached to him.

Here’s a look at his basketball career, by the numbers:

49

Fredette’s “I’m here” arrival moment in the national spotlight came in a non-conference game against the Arizona Wildcats in December 2019.

28.5

As a senior, Fredette averaged 28.5 points per game for BYU, the top mark in the country. He was the unanimous nation’s player of the year and a consensus first-team All-American.

52

Fredette’s career-high at BYU was 52 points, a number he dropped against New Mexico in the conference tournament.

10

Fredette was selected No. 10 overall by the Sacramento Kings in the 2011 NBA Draft. That’s one spot before All-Star guard Kemba Walker and one after All-Star guard Klay Thompson. Ouch.

24

The career-high scoring mark for Fredette in the NBA is 24. He dropped that in February of 2014, his fourth season with the Kings. He was bought out a little over two weeks later.

38.1

Despite his extreme proficiency as a 3-point shooter at the NCAA level, Fredette was never at that mark in the NBA. In his 235 career NBA games, Fredette’s 3-point percentage is an above average 38.1 percent. At the college level, Fredette’s percentage was 39.4 on over five attempts a game.

73

During his three-year run in China, Fredette scored 73 points in a triple overtime loss in February of 2017. Fredette was the MVP of the CBA that season.

3.7

Per 36 minutes in the NBA, Fredette averaged 3.7 assists per game, a below average mark for an NBA point guard.

41.2

Fredette’s biggest problem in the NBA was efficiency. He has shot a poor 41.2 percent from the field in the NBA.

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