Jimmer Fredette, former BYU star and current NBA player, signs with a new team
SAN ANTONIO — Former Brigham Young University basketball star and current NBA player Jimmer Fredette has signed a deal with the San Antonio Spurs, according to a press release issued Wednesday.
The 6’2″ guard spent the prior season playing for the New Orleans Pelicans, where he appeared in 50 games and averaged 3.6 points and 1.4 assists in 10.2 minutes, according to the press release.
The terms of Fredette’s contract were not announced, which is standard procedure for the club.
Fredette was originally drafted by Milwaukee with the 10th overall pick in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft, and he was dealt to the Sacramento Kings in a trade and spent two-plus seasons with the Kings. He signed with the Chicago Bulls in March of 2014 and played the remainder of the season there.
The press release states: “In 229 NBA career games, Fredette is averaging 6.1 points, 1.4 assists and 1.0 rebounds in 13.7 minutes while shooting .412 (514-1,248) from the field, .381 (192-504) from beyond the arc and .878 (187-213) from the foul line.”
Fredette played at BYU for four years, where he led all Division I players in scoring with 28.9 points per game as a senior. In his last season with the Cougars, Fredette “won nearly every National Player of the Year honor including the Naismith, Wooden and Associated Press awards,” according to the press release.
Fredette, who is from New York, finished his career at BYU averaging 18.7 points, 3.7 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game in 139 games for the Cougars. He also set BYU career records for points with 2,599; three-pointers at 296; games played at 139; and total wins at 112–according to the release.