Admitting that Jimmer Fredette has taken “a gigantic leap,” Sacramento Kings head coach Keith Smart may stop looking like a certified village idiot and finally begin playing the underused shooting guard.
Fredette, who was taken out of Brigham Young University by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, averaged 7.6 points, 1.8 assists and 1.2 rebounds in a mere 18.6 minutes of action during his rookie season.
The 6-foot-2, 195 pound scoring phenomenon, who deservedly won every major National Player of the Year honor as a senior Cougar, reportedly shed five pounds during the offseason to become quicker on the hardwood.
Fredette, a 23-year-old who can shoot from anywhere on the court and possesses an aggressive nature that poses problems for defenses, also worked on developing a repertoire of ball and head fakes to increase his field-goal percentage.
Stuck in the basement of the Western Conference Pacific Division with a feeble mark of 5-12, the former Hoosiers hero has no excuse to continue robbing the sixth ranked high school scorer in the history of New York of quality time on the floor.
Fredette, with his skills, swagger, confidence and diligence, can absolutely spawn “Jimmermania” in “Sac-Town.”
The only man seemingly capable of preventing Jimmer Fredette from maturing into a superstar is his incompetent boss, Keith Smart.by