Jimmer Fredette took the world by storm in 2011, winning national player of the year honors while leading the BYU Cougars to the NCAA Tournament. In that ’10-’11 campaign, the sharpshooter led the country in scoring at a clip of 28.9 points per game.
An incredible scorer, Fredette paced the Mountain West Conference in two-point makes, three-point makes, and free throw percentage as a senior.
During that decorated campaign, BYU would win the MWC regular season crown before earning a No. 3 seed in the Big Dance. Wins over Wofford and Gonzaga catapulted the Cougars to the Sweet 16, though a loss to Florida would end their championship hopes.
Fredette turned the production into a first-round NBA Draft selection as he was picked 10th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks. Unfortunately, that professional career didn’t pan out.
The All-American spent six seasons in the NBA, suiting up for five different teams. He never averaged more than eight points a game and was out of the league after the ’18-’19 season.
Now, he’s found a new way to show off his basketball skills.
Fredette is playing in the FIBA 3×3 league, most recently being seen at the World Cup event. His abilities as a scorer have been on full display.
The college star went viral for his performance in the opening round of the event, as he sliced and diced helpless defenders.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Fredette on the FIBA tour. He helped Team USA win a gold medal in the 2022 AmeriCup. Now, he’s looking to do the same on the world tour.
Fans have been quick to react to seeing Jimmer Fredette back on the floor.
One person wrote, “He should be on an NBA team.”
Someone else said, “The Lakers need to sign him.”
“He’s still a great offensive player,” this tweet read.
someone sign jimmer already, curry got nothing on jimmer
— Janson (@jansonboy301) May 31, 2023
Fredette is certainly off to a good start in his World Cup debut. We’ll see if he can keep the momentum rolling and bring Team USA another title.