Jimmer Fredette tracker, CBA game 2: Fredette narrowly misses triple-double in win

Jimmer Fredette put on another show as the Shanghai Sharks knocked off the Jiangsu Tongxi Monkey Kings 110-101 on Wednesday night in Shanghai.

Fredette led all scorers for the second time in as many games finishing with 44 points on 17 for 36 shooting from the floor, including 4 for 13 from beyond the arc and 6 for 6 from the free-throw line. He added 11 rebounds, a team-high seven assists and a pair of steals in 45:36 of action.

Guerschon Yabusele registered 21 points on the strength of 4 for 7 shooting from 3-point range to go along with 12 rebounds while Zhang Zhaoxu chipped in with 14 points, 13 rebounds and a pair of assists.

The Monkey Kings were led by former Oregon State standout Jared Cunningham who totaled 34 points on 13 for 29 shooting from the field while adding seven assists and five rebounds. DeJuan Blair also had a solid performance with 17 points and 12 boards.

The Monkey Kings also got a nice night from Wei Liu who recorded 14 points and 14 rebounds.

On the season, Fredette is averaging 43 points on 55.7 percent shooting from the floor, including 42.9 percent shooting from 3-point land and 100 percent from the foul line. He is also contributing 6.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.5 steals.

With the win, the Sharks improve to 2-0 on the young season. Tongxi is now 0-2.

Up next for Fredette and Shanghai is a match-up with the Jiangsu Dragons on Friday night.

The Dragons are 0-2 on the season after a 110-104 loss to Liaoning on Wednesday. They are led by former NBA first-round pick MarShon Brooks who is averaging 35.5 points and 7.5 assists.

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4 comments

  1. What overseas bball leagues are considered the most competitive/respected? Is it China, Spain, Russia, etc? There are some well known names in Fredette’s (shanghai sharks) league but judging by stats there doesn’t seem to be much defense being played. If given the minutes Fredette can score anywhere so I’m just curious if his current league is respected by NBA scouts..

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    1. Spain and Italy are recognized as a couple of the top leagues, but the best teams from each league play each other in Champions League.
      As for China, there are a lot of really good players in that league but each team is only allowed to have two imports.
      While the league isn’t one of the best, it is still recognized for the top end talent. In fact, three players who played in China last year ended up with NBA contracts after the Chinese season was over.

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