Jimmer Fredette had one of his best shooting performances of the season as he led the Sharks to a 111-98 win over the Qingdao Eagles on Friday night.
Fredette finished with 44 points on 18 for 27 shooting from the floor, including 6 for 9 from 3-point land and 2 for 2 from the foul line. He added six rebounds and six assists in 38:53 as Shanghai improved to 12-1 on the season.
Fredette got his offense going early with 11 first quarter points on a perfect 5 for 5 shooting from inside the arc.
After missing his first two 3-point attempts of the night, he caught fire and connected on six of his next seven shots from beyond the arc as the Sharks easily dispatched the Eagles.
Guerschon Yabusele and Liu XiaoYu also had solid outings for the Sharks in the victory. Yabusele finished with 20 points on 8 for 13 shooting with five rebounds while XiaoYu added 14 point, five steals and four rebounds.
Dominique Jones and Jerrelle Benimon led the way for the Eagles in the loss. Jones totaled 26 points on 9 for 13 shooting from the floor while Benimon chipped in with 22 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals.
On the season, Fredette is averaging 38.8 points on 51.2 percent shooting from the floor, including 43.6 percent from beyond the arc and 91.8 percent from the free-throw line. He also chips in with 8.0 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 2.2 steals.
Up next for Fredette and Shanghai is a matchup with the Bayi Rockets. The Rockets are just 2-11 on the season after a 115-85 loss to Liaoning.