Archive for December 13, 2016

Former BYU guard and 2011 National Player of the Year, Jimmer Fredette has been named the Asia-Basket Asia Player of the Month for November after carrying the Shanghai Sharks to the top of the CBA standings.

The current leading scorer in the league, Fredette led the Sharks to a 10-1 record in November while averaging 38 points while shooting 40.7 percent from 3-point range and 91.2 percent from the free-throw line to go along with 8.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists.

One of his best efforts came in the huge win over now second place Guangdong when he dropped a professional career-high 51 points on 18 for 31 shooting from the floor, including 9 for 17 from beyond the arc while adding 10 rebounds, six assists and a pair of steals in 44 minutes.

Since his award-winning month, he has improved on his league-leading scoring average thanks to back-to-back 40+ point performances in hard-fought wins.

Fredette and the Sharks will be back on the floor on Wednesday as they face off against Stephon Marbury and the Beijing Ducks.

Adam Kurkjian of the Boston Herald chronicled the path of former BYU and current New England Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy to see how patience has got him to this point in his career.

After talking about Van Noy’s time at BYU and with the Detroit Lions, Kurkjian writes, “The linebacker had yet to fulfill the vast potential projected for him when he was drafted. Coming over to such a successful and cohesive franchise raised the possibility for him to finally live up to expectations.”

Kurkjian continued, “With Van Noy, the Pats needed someone who could not just do what was asked of him, but make a game-changing play.

“Again, Van Noy was forced to wait. He was a healthy inactive for his first two games with the Patriots. But when he finally saw the field in the Week 11 game at the San Francisco 49ers, he made his presence felt with a sack.”

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