Jimmer Fredette Biography
Jimmer Fredette is an American professional basketball player. He currently plays for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association(NBA). In 2011 he was the National Player of the Year in college basketball after he ranked as the leading scorer in all of NCAA Division I during his senior season for the BYU Cougars.
Jimmer Fredette Age
He was born James Taft Fredette on February 25, 1989, in Glens Falls, New York. He is 30 years.
Jimmer Fredette Wife | Kid
He married Whitney Wonnacott in 2012. Together they have one child.
Jimmer Fredette Height | Weight
He weighs 88 kg and stands at a height of 6 ft 2 in.
His Early life
He was born to Al and Kay Fredette. He has two older siblings. He was nicknamed “Jimmer” by his mother as she always wanted to call him something unique. He depicted unusual dedication to athletics. TJ his older brother recalled, “He was the most determined and competitive four-year-old I had ever seen.” He regularly played with TJ and Tj’s friends on the family’s backyard court.
At the age of 5, he was able to hit three-pointers and developed moves to get around his larger opponents.
Jimmer Fredette High school career
He attended Glens Fall High School. In high school, he was ranked among the nation’s top 75 shooting guards by ESPN.com. He was the all-time leading scorer and was ranked 16th on New York’s all-time scoring list with 2,404 points.
He held the all-time section 2 high school record until February 24, 2015, when he was surpassed by Lake George senior Joel Wincowski. The New York State Sportswriters Association and the Times Union named him first-team all-state as a junior and senior. In his senior season, he had several memorable on-court moments including 12 different 40-point performances.
He led his team to a 25–2 record and the Class A State Championship game which they lost, 58–48. After graduating from high school, he received offers from 12 schools and he chose to attend BYU.Jimmer Fredette
Jimmer Fredette College career
From 2007-2011, he played basketball collegiately at Brigham Young University (BYU). He majored in American studies and in the field he wore jersey No. 32.
As a true freshman, he played in all 35 games for the BYU Cougars and helped BYU earned a 27-8 record and capture the Mountain West Conference regular-season championship. He was the team leading scorer and averaged 18.5 minutes, 7.0 points, 1.7 assists, 1.1 rebounds per game.
He started 32 games in his sophomore season and he played in all 33 games. He scored in double figures 29 times and had 20-plus points 8 times. Fredette led the team in scoring 10 times, assists 19 times, and was named the first-team all-Mountain West.
Alongside Jackson Emery and Logan Magnusson, he was named co-captain of his team. According to Rivals.com, he was the top-ranked point guard in the nation. On January 5, 2011, he scored 39 against UNLV and 33 in a rematch against the same University of Arizona team he scored 49 against his junior season. Later on, January 11, 2011, scored a season-high 47 points in BYU’s road victory over archrival Utah.
He returned to his hometown of Glen falls on December 8, 2010, in what he dubbed “The Hometown Classic”, to play Vermont in the Glens Falls Civic Center. He scored 26 and attracting a crowd of 6,300, nearly half of Glens Falls’ population of 14,354.
He scored 43 points against previously undefeated San Diego State, ending the game in a 71–58 victory on January 26, 2011, in the Mountain West Conference’s first battle of top-10 teams, which attracted a crowd of over 22,700 at BYU’s Marriott Center.
On February 5, 2011, he became the Mountain West Conference’s all-time leading scorer with a 29-point performance versus UNLV in the Marriott Center. He was named both the Mountain West Conference’s player of the year and the CBSSports.com National Player of the Year on March 7, 2011. In the Bob Cousy Award, he was among the final 10 candidates.
He was named the 2011 national player of the year, for his senior year performance.
Jimmer Fredette Professional career
Sacramento Kings 2011-14
He was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft on June 232, 2011. Afterward, he was traded to the Sacramento Kings in a deal with Milwaukee and Charlotte Bobcats. His number 7 Kings jersey sold out in stores in the Sacramento area, as well as online and resulted in a 540% increase in Sacramento King’s merchandise sales.
On December 17, 2011, he made his rookie debut in a preseason game against the Golden State Warriors, scoring 21 points and recorded 4 rebounds. On January 10, 2012, he got his first start in a game against the Philadelphia 76ers.
He scored a career-high 24 points along with 2 assists, in a 106-101 overtime win over New York Knicks on February 12, 2014.
Chicago Bulls 2014
He signed with the Chicago Bulls for the rest of the 2013–14 season on March 2, 2014.
New Orleans Pelicans
He signed with the New Orleans Pelicans on July 24, 2014. He had a season-best game with 14 points and 3 rebounds in a 95–93 overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs on December 31, 2014. He signed the Spurs on Jully 22, 2015, after he appeared in two preseason games.
He later resigned with the Pelicans on November 10, 2015. He was afterward waived by the Pelicans on November 19.
New York and Westchester Knicks 2015-16
Westchester Knicks reacquired him on November 28, 2015. On 30 November he made his debut for the Knicks, recording 37 points and 8 assists in a 102-90 win over the Grand Rapids Drive. He was named the East All-Star team for the 2016 NBA D-League All-Star Game on January 29, 2016.
He led the East All-Star team to a 128–124 win over the West, winning the D-League All-Star Game MVP trophy after recording 35 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists, and one steal in 25 minutes on February 13. He signed with New York Knicks a 10-day contract on February 22, 2016.
Shanghai Sharks 2016-19
He signed with the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) on August 2, 2016. He made 51-point outing against the Guangdong Southern Tigers on November 11, early in the season. He scored 73 points in Shanghai’s 135–132 double-overtime loss to Zhejiang Guangsha Lions on February 19, 2017. Afterward, he was named the CBA’s International Regular Season MVP of the 2016-17 season.
He averaged 37.6 points, 8.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 1.6 steals per game in 41 games. He ranked first in the CBA in points per game scoring average, over all phases of the season and he ranked second in the league in scoring, during the first phase of the season, which determines the league’s scoring champion.
Phoenix Suns 2019-present
He signed a two-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on March 22, 2019. He made his official return to the NBA a day later against his first NBA team, the Sacramento Kings.
Jimmer Fredette Net worth
His net worth is still being calculated.
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He had a game to forget in his return to the NBA Monday night, but that didn’t stop Utah Jazz fans from treating him like a returning hero.
Fredette played 14 minutes for the Phoenix Suns in a 125-92 loss at Vivint Smart Home Arena. He had six points on 1-of-10 shooting.
He scored his first points from the charity stripe with 2:25 left in the fourth quarter. Remembering his days with the BYU Cougars, the Utah crowd gave him a standing ovation.