For the second time in as many months, former BYU guard and current Shanghai Sharks star, Jimmer Fredette has been named the Asia-Basket.com, Asia Player of the Month for December.
Fredette led the Sharks to an 10-1 record, while putting up huge numbers just about every night out. He averaged 39.6 points a game on 50.2 percent shooting from the floor, including 39.7 percent from 3-point land and 92 percent from the foul line. He added 10.1 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.5 steals in 41.3 minutes.
In that 11-game stretch, Fredette had six 40-point games and five double-doubles. Some of his great performances include a 46-point game in a 114-101 win over the Jiangsu Dragons, a 47-point, 14-rebound night in a 113-11 win over Shandong and a 44-point, six-rebound, six-assist effort in a a 111-98 win over Qingdao. The win over Qingdao was also one of his best shooting games of the season as he knocked down 18 of 27 shots from the floor, including 6 for 9 from beyond the arc.
After two dominating months, Fredette has led the Sharks to the top of the CBA with a 21-3 record after a tough loss on Sunday. He is also the league’s leading scorer, averaging 38.8 points on 49.8 percent shooting from the floor, including 40.4 percent from 3-point range and 92.5 percent from the free-throw line while adding 8.9 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.0 steals.
Fredette and the Sharks have one game left (against the Shenzhen Leopards on Wednesday night), before the all-star break where Fredette will participate in the game and also in the 3-point competition, according to his Facebook page.